MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a rescue dog that was stolen last week from his foster home in the north metro.

(credit: Ruff Start Rescue)

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Ruff Start Rescue says Shermie, a 3-month old boxer, was taken Thursday from his Robbinsdale foster home, near the intersection of Halifax and 39 ½ avenues.

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A spokesperson for the rescue group says that Shermie is on medication for a respiratory infection and needs medication immediately.

Shermie is described as black with white patches on his chest and paws. He weighs about 20 pounds.

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Anyone with information on the puppy’s whereabouts is asked to call 612-900-7099.