Published: Nov 20, 2010 1:32 AM EST
Updated: Nov 19, 2010 10:32 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  A Fort Myers woman's home is torn apart by burglars making out with thousands of dollars of valuables including the family dog.

"When I stepped in it was like a bomb had gone off. All the drawers pulled out, the mattress and the box springs flipped upside down."

Marjorie Griffin came home around noon on Friday to find her home, in complete disarray.  Burglars broke in and took off with about $12,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, and e family's most valuable possession, their 8-year old dog.

"The dog is priceless. I can't put a price on Sugar. I can't put a price on her," Griffin said Friday.

Sugar's an all-white Maltese, weighing just 11 pounds, means world to Marjorie's mentally-handicapped daughter, Annette.

"I kiss her and I love her and I always take care of her," said Annette Griffin.

The crooks broke-in while Marjorie was at work, prying at three different locks until finally jimmying open the sliding glass door.

Late Friday night, Griffin got a call from a detective saying Sugar was found.  Now, the dog is back with her family.