The Advertiser, Jill Pengelley

It’s been a big fuss for a small dog. Harry the chihuahua is in all kinds of debt to his owner after being reunited with her at Sturt Police Station yesterday.

Kylie Sunman posted a $5000 reward – that’s about $1250 per kilogram – after the champion show dog disappeared from his cage at the Royal Adelaide Show three weeks ago.

On Monday, two people told her where she could find her prized chihuahua and they will receive the reward.

Police collected two-year-old Harry from a Northfield address yesterday and took him back to the station but there was a delay in reuniting the pair. “Apparently they tried to get him out of the box to take photos of him and he was not having a bar of that,” she said.

“So they called me in and I ran up there and once he saw me, he was crying and jumped into my arms.

“He’s a bit skinny and he’s lost a fair bit of coat but he’s OK.”

Miss Sunman, of Two Wells, owns six chihuahuas, including Harry, who she said was the worst dog to steal because he was not sociable with strangers.

Since his disappearance, she has made posters, issued public appeals and contacted quarantine authorities. “We would never have given up – never,” she said.

No charges have yet been laid.