A family is pleading for their dog's safe return after they said a woman stole the Shih Tzu from their yard.

It happened in the 300 block of E. 25 St. in the City of Erie on Monday afternoon.

The family shared surveillance video with Erie News Now on Wednesday. It apparently shows a woman playing with the 6-year-old Shih Tzu named Precious before picking her up and walking away with her.

They are asking whoever took Precious to return her to the home.