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Springdale woman believes her dogs were stolen

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SPRINGDALE, Wash. -

A family in Springdale is desperately trying to find their two missing dogs. They believe someone stole them, and they're especially concerned, because one of them is pregnant, and due to have puppies by the end of this month.

2-year-old Athena and 12-year-old Aries vanished from their home on top of Lyons Hill on December 1st.

Their owner, Sheila Atwood says none of the neighbors have seen the dogs since then, which makes her think someone picked them.

"Everyone knows us, they know the dogs," Atwood explained, "all the neighbors at the same time say the last time they saw the dogs was the day before they came up missing."

Atwood considered reporting the theft to police, but she said she doesn't think officers can do much, so she didn't.

Last year, she bred Athena, and sold the puppies for about $300 each.

Now, she's worried that may have been a motive for the thief.

"I think they took them to make money, " she said. "I don't think they took them out of any love for an animal."

But she's also worried this is becoming a recurring problem in Springdale where she lives.

"There's more and more dogs disappearing every day," she said. "There was a pug disappeared from Deer Park, a Saint Bernard from Loon Lake. In the last two weeks, maybe like 5 dogs have disappeared."

Atwood and her husband have been driving through the area, and calling the local shelters every day, but they haven't had any luck.

Now, she just wants to send a message to whoever has her dogs.

"Please bring my dogs home," Atwood told us. "I'll give you a reward, I will not say anything. I just want my dogs home. And if they're that desperate, I'll even give them one of the puppies if they really want it.

The missing flyers for these dogs say if you see Great Pyrenees puppies go up for sale over the next few months -- and they don't have any registration papers, you should give Atwood a call so she can at least check things out.

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