Shermie, the puppy stolen during a home burglary last week, was returned to his foster home Monday evening.

“It makes me feel so relieved that there was light at the end of the tunnel,” said Chelsie Curry, who fosters the pup. “We still want to catch whoever came into our house … but at least this is one positive thing to come out of it.”

Shermie, a 3-month-old boxer, was taken in the early hours of May 31 during a burglary at a residence on the 3900 block of Halifax Avenue N., Robbinsdale police said.

Curry is fostering Shermie for Ruff Start Rescue. The rescue organization offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to his return.

Curry said she received a call shortly after 6 p.m. Monday from a woman who said her friend had found Shermie “running around” a St. Paul apartment complex. The caller said her friend brought the dog to her, and that she had been caring for him for a few days in Minneapolis.

Curry said the caller saw the lost-dog flier for Shermie. The caller received the reward.

It’s unclear how Shermie ended up in St. Paul or exactly when he was found. Burglars allegedly got into Curry’s home through an unlocked window and took off with several items, including a car and the pup. Police have recovered the car.

Chao Xiong and Tim Harlow