The store’s employees are now concerned for the dog’s safety.
"It would be like kidnapping a baby, honestly," Westlake said. "They have developments, they need nurturing, and honestly if they're not cared for properly it's ultimately detrimental to the puppy itself.”
Westlake sent out an alert that goes to police, veterinarian offices and fire departments within a 25-mile radius of where the dog was taken, according to Channel 2.
All of the dogs at the store have a tracking chip, Channel 2 reported.
If caught, the suspect will face a felony shoplifting charge, according to Dunwoody police spokesman Sgt. Robert Parsons. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dunwoody police.
"We do hope that someone will recognize him and contact us and get that dog back to where it belongs," Parsons said.
In other news:
Police are at the scene at the motel on Bay Circle in Norcross.