Three dogs — Keith, Pappy and Stella — found unharmed hours after doggie daycare van stolen in Chicago

The Dogaholics transport van had been taken from 3600 block of North Southport Avenue Thursday, but it was later found with the Great Dane and two short-haired pointers unharmed.

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The company was preparing to bring the three dogs home from daycare when their vehicle was stolen.

Keith (left) and Pappy were inside a Dogaholics daycare van when it was stolen from Lake View Thursday.

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Three dogs were found unharmed hours after a Dogaholics transport van was stolen Thursday afternoon in Lake View on the North Side.

The van was found by 10th District officers abandoned about five miles away in a field after a citizen called police saying the vehicle was in the 1600 block of South Lawndale Avenue with the dogs — a Great Dane and two short-haired pointers — still inside, police said. No one was in custody.

An employee had parked the white van just before 5 p.m. in an alley behind the business in the 3600 block of North Southport Avenue, Chicago police said.

The driver left the keys in the ignition while he ran inside to grab another set of keys, according to police and Dogaholics general manager Ben Montgomery. When the driver returned, someone was driving away in the van, police said.

Dogaholics offers pet grooming, boarding and daycare services. Montgomery said the driver was preparing to bring the three dogs back to their home.

A Great Dan and two short-haired pointers were inside the van when it was taken.

Stella (left) and Pappy were inside the van when it was taken.

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All three dogs belonged to the same owner, Montgomery said. The Great Dane is about one year old and the short-haired pointer siblings are closer to five years old, according to Montgomery.

Police are searching for the white Nissan NV 2500 cargo van.

Police are searching for a white Nissan NV 2500 cargo van, license plate 1781495B.

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