LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR)- On Friday, FOX31 told you about this missing dog Stella, who slipped out of the front door and was taken nine days ago. Now, that dog has been reunited with its family.

A tip submitted to the FOX31 Problem Solvers led to the woman who took Stella to come forward, returning her to the Arellano family.

11-year-old Marvin Arellano III only wanted one thing for Christmas this year, the return of Stella.

“There’s not really any words to explain it,” his father, Marvin Arellano Jr., said. “When your kids are excited, you’re excited.”

Marvy has autism and Stella helps his social interactions and communication skills.

“It feels amazing it feels like we got the family back together,” Arellano Jr. said. “The missing piece for Christmas is here.”

Stella was also reunited with her bulldog counterpart in the Arellano house, Chomper.

“We are just happy overall for everybody’s help. We couldn’t have done it without anybody,” Beverly Arellano said. “We are forever indebted to the community. We could not be more thankful. We raise our kids to do the right thing and I’m glad tonight that’s what was being chosen to do.”

The family said they are just thankful to have her back home.