Karen Dahlke said the dog, Lucky, lived up to his name when he was found in Grandview, Mo., two days after the SUV was stolen from outside of a Bonner Springs convenience store with the canine inside, the Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported Tuesday.
"He is really, really sore and has lost a little weight," Dahlke said. "He must have been running and running a lot. His feet are sore. He is just lying around right now and we are thinking of taking him to the vet or calling the vet."
Dahlke said a woman and her daughters found the dog at about 6 p.m. Monday and the dog was reunited with his family at about midnight.
"My son is thrilled to have him back and I am too," Dahlke said.