"He's a part of our family. He's not going to bring you any more joy than he could possibly bring to us," Tish Standley said with tears in her eyes, talking about her dog, Patton.
Every night, the Standley's boxer, Patton, sleeps at the foot of their bed.
But on Sunday night, his spot was empty.
"Because of the type of dog he is, I'm concerned that the people who took him, who would do something like this, might consider fighting him," Tish Standley said.
The beloved family dog was one of many things taken, when thugs broke into the Standley's Fowler home Sunday afternoon.
"They took my entire jewelry box, our laptop, our camera, all our photos and video; our daughter did the zip line. That's gone," Standley said.
The Standleys say because they live out in the country, they tried to do everything they could to not be vulnerable to intruders.
So they not only had Patton to protect them, but they also have an iron security gate in front of their front door and an alarm system, which was turned on when the thugs broke in.
"Whoever it was came in and they ripped open the box and cut the wires," Standley said.
The Standleys say they can deal with the mess and the loss of what they call, just stuff.
But they're heartbroken over losing Patton.
Monday afternoon, his collar and tags were found in the street on South Avenue between Highland and McCall.
They say they're confident the people who took him headed toward Selma.
"We just want him to come home and could care less about everything else. Just turn him in, no questions and we would be so, so happy," Tish Standley said.
"He's of very little value to you and he's of extreme value to us. If you choose to keep Patton, that will be something else that you will have to be held responsible for. And that's on your head," David Standley, Tish's husband, said.
If you've seen Patton or know anything about his whereabouts, the Standleys want to reiterate that they'll take him back, no questions asked.
You can drop him off at their house, located at 9299 E. Adams Avenue in Fowler or at the S.P.C.A.
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