Dog missing after woman's car was stolen is found safe

Lola was missing for nearly two weeks.
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A dog that had been missing for nearly two weeks after the car she was in was stolen while parked in Minneapolis has been found safe and is back home.

Gina Rios and her family have been looking for Lola since Thursday, Dec. 3, when her vehicle was stolen while she dropped her daughter off at daycare in Minneapolis. She saw a woman hop into her running vehicle – her two dogs, Lola and Lucy, were inside. 

Lucy was found early the next morning on Highway 10 in Coon Rapids, but Lola – a 3-year-old golden-colored terrier mix – was still missing. 

Rios shared some good news on Facebook Wednesday, Dec. 16, saying Lola is back home with her family, adding, "Our hearts are so full."

In a video update on Wednesday night, Rios said Lola is "dog tired from what she's been through" but the vet said she's "amazingly very lucky or amazingly very smart" based on her condition. She only has a few scratches on her nose and lost some weight but is otherwise she's in "great condition."

"We are all safe at home, thank goodness," Rios said. 

Rios thanked everyone on social media who shared her story, saying without them Lola wouldn't be home, fast asleep on the couch. She also thanked The Retrievers, a volunteer lost dog team, the woman in Coon Rapids who was paying attention, spotted Lola and called her right away, as well as law enforcement in the area who helped.

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