Three Scottish terriers and a cairn terrier – Archie McPhee, Mustang Sally, Boo and Mason – have been reunited with their Washington owners after someone stole the van that was about to transport them to the Rose City Classic Winter Dog ShowPortland police announced Sunday.
A man at a mobile home park in Vancouver found the stolen Mercedes-Benz Metris van abandoned with the 22-pound dogs inside, police said. They didn’t say exactly where or when.
On Saturday, the owner of two of the dogs, Ed Cook, left the van running past the Oxford Suites hotel on Hayden Island as he went inside to tell Vandra Huber, owner of the 2020 van and the other two dogs, and his co-breeder, Cheryl James, that it was time to go at the dog show.
That’s when a thief slipped in.
“In the short time he left the keys in the car, someone came and stole the van,” Huber said Saturday.
Two of the dogs, Archie McPhee and Mustang Sally, were 6 month old puppies.
— Beth Slovic; email@example.com; 503-221-8551; Writer Austin De Dios contributed
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