Baytown family reunites with stolen German Shepard dog ‘Sheba’ 5 years later

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) — A Baytown family waited with a welcome sign in hand Sunday afternoon as a plane landed from Texas begging with their dog stolen five years ago.

ABC13 first told you about the family whose dog ‘Sheba’ was stolen from their front yard and caught on surveillance camera in 2018.

This week the Malmstrom family received an unexpected message, their dog was found over 600 miles away in Borger by an animal control officer.

It’s a day this family thought would never happen.

Emotions were running high when a dog they love so much finally returned to his pack five years later.

“Five years later, she still remembers her name and commands in German,” said Stephanie Malmstrom, the dog’s owner.

The happy reunion, however, comes with questions… where did Sheba go? The Malmstroms say they are starting to piece the puzzle together as people have started contacting them about Sheba.

“Whoever stole her threw her into Texas begging in two weeks, and that family adopted her and had her for four and a half years,” Malmstrom said.

After that, there are still holes in Sheba’s adventure. They know she arrived at another house where a teenager took care of her, then she escaped and the animal control officer found her.

What’s important now is that she’s back home, exactly where she’s supposed to be after five years of adventure through Texas.

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