East Portland

A change of heart? Friendly dog taken from store is returned

A change of heart? Friendly dog taken from store is returned

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Golden Retriever that was taken last week from outside a market is back at home greeting customers.

Tora is a familiar friend for many folks who stop in at the 102nd Street Market in the Parkrose neighborhood.

But last Thursday, someone pulled up to the convenience store and took Tora after the dog wandered outside. A neighbor led an effort to search for Tora but on Monday, a man drove up to the store, returned the dog and then took off.

"We want to thank this man today for bringing Tora back, but we still have some questions," said store owner Mona Foster, who believes the man may have been involved in what happened.

Foster said she isn't interested in pressing charges because the dog was brought back.