Two men have been arrested following the theft of a pedigree puppy.
A 45-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal and was bailed until May 1 after the home of Marc Rose, 26, and his girlfriend, Jade Earley, 24, was burgled on Monday.
A second man, a 37-year-old from Preston, was also arrested on suspicion of burgling the Carleton home, but was released without charge.
Richie, a four-month-old dachshund puppy, was stolen along with two laptops, a gold watch, iPhone 5 and iPad, when the home was raided and spray painted by thieves.
The couple have not returned to work since their home was ransacked, deciding to go into Preston and search for their puppy after Mr Rose traced his iPad to an address in the city.
The plumber, who runs his own business, said: “The last few days have been hell.
“We are hoping and praying for him to come back.
“I’ve been taking calls about my business and had to miss appointments, but at some point I will have to go back to work.
“I’m still hopeful of getting him back, and the police are still working on it.
“It’s a bit of a pain because it’s dragging on and on.
“I’ve been in Preston putting up posters in the town centre trying to see if anyone has seen him.
“We’ve been to see some colleges and schools around that area, so hopefully we will get somewhere.
“We are looking around and joining as many lost dog websites as we can, and going into schools.”
The traumatised couple are pleading for information after Mr Rose returned home from work on Monday afternoon to discover his dog was not in the conservatory.
Richie would have been unable to get out of the conservatory without someone opening the door.
When he went into the home, Mr Rose found the walls on the staircase covered in spray paint and the items, estimated at around £2,000, were missing.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.