Vanessa Kelly and Andres Zuneiga say they discovered their dog Maxi was gone when they came home on Friday and he didn't come to the door.
Their other dogs, they say, looked shaken up -- one was acting shy and vomiting --when they discovered footprints in the back yard and a screen door that had been tampered with.
They believe the thieves came in through the back and went out the front. Neighbors told them they saw two young men chasing the dog down the block and a suspicious car nearby.
"I don't feel safe in my own house. I mean they came in and stole our little dog. It's unbelievable," Zuneiga said.
The couple says they don't know why someone would've targeted them, but they find it suspicious that the thieves took nothing but the dog.
The family says that, regardless of why someone would want to take their dog, they just want their family member back, and they're willing to pay.
"We are holding onto hope, we're offering a high reward. If this was a joke, it's fine. We understand. We won't present charges. Just bring our dog back and let's move on," Kelly and Zuneiga said.
Newton Police are aware of the theft and are investigating this puzzling incident.