A Melbourne grandmother has credited a miracle with helping her track down her beloved dog.
The little dog, named Normie, was sitting inside Diane Linton’s car when it was stolen from the shops in Frankston on Saturday.
The 83-year-old said she had gotten to the checkout at the shops with a friend when she realised the keys had accidentally been left in the car.
“I rushed downstairs and my car was gone,” Linton told 7NEWS.
The car was found a short time later and a woman was arrested over the theft.
But Normie was still missing.
“I’ve lost three children and he’s my baby – I don’t need to lose him,” Linton said.
“I’d rather lose the car than him. That’s for sure.”
But late on Monday, the grandmother’s prayers were answered after a stranger spotted the little dog in the Frankston area.
The member of the public recognised Normie from a Facebook post and contacted police.
An emotional video shows the moment the dog was reunited with Linton.
The grandmother rescued Normie from the pound 14 years ago.