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(MERIDEN, Conn.) — A Connecticut mom is “ecstatic” to be reunited with her pit bull puppy that was stolen from her daughter’s bedroom while the family was sleeping.

The dog, Miyah, was found Monday night by police after a woman anonymously texted Carla Daniels and told her the purloined pooch was in a basement around the corner from her Meriden, Connecticut, home.

The woman refused an offer of a reward, Daniels said.

“I asked her several times. I offered her the reward. She says she just wants to see our family happy,” Daniels told ABC News.

Daniels reported Miyah missing around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after discovering that someone had broken into the home she shares with her daughters Ashleigh, 17 and Alicia, 14.

The intruder came in between midnight and 4 a.m., sneaking through the window of Alicia’s bedroom where Miyah was sleeping. Besides snatching the dog, the burglar took a PS3, some games and a laptop computer, according to Daniels.

“We were all frantic to think that someone came in through my daughter’s bedroom window,” she said. “We believe she (the dog) was in the room cause she went to sleep with my daughter.”

Daniels said police told her who they suspect took the dog, but no arrest has been made.

“I don’t know if he has any kind of problems or if he thought my daughters have nice things,” she said. “He’s just a heartless person.”

The other items stolen have not been recovered, she said.

“I don’t know if they’re looking for the items,” Daniels said. “I think they are just gone…. We got the most important thing back.”

Police returned the dog to the family around 11 p.m. Monday, joking that she gave pit bulls “a bad name” due to the dog’s friendly nature and her habit of kissing everyone she sees. “They were in love with her,” said Daniels.

Daniels is relieved that the dog is okay and safe at home now.

“I can’t even put it into words,” she told ABC News.

Meriden police did not return calls for comment.

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