Mystery of Tobias the Chi Chihuahua

Mystery of Tobias the Chi Chihuahua

Mystery surrounds the theft of a dog in Sussex that is now believed to be in Hertfordshire.


Tobias, a Chihuahua, went missing from his home in Chichester on August 6 and nothing had been heard about him until last Friday (December 16) when his owner received an odd call from a woman in Hertfordshire.

She said that her daughter had bought Tobias for £700 and had taken him to be micro-chipped at a veterinary surgery in Ware. They discovered that ‘Billy’, as he had been called, was in fact, Tobias. At this point, the woman said that the owner would have to speak to her daughter and hung up.


Police are now appealing for anyone who recognises Tobias/Billy to get in touch. He is black-and-white, long haired with a quite unusual white-tipped, black tail. He has large fluffy ears, tan-colour eyebrows and the same colour ‘blusher’ cheeks.

The woman, who was accompanied to the vet by a boy in his early teens, said that she had bought the dog in the New Forest.

Anyone with information is asked to report online here quoting serial 854 of 19/12.

Rye’s Own Bulletin 22 December 2016