When James Booth’s car was stolen earlier this week, he fretted most about the loss of his best friend — a therapy dog named Ladybug.

Booth, a Navy veteran from St. Paul, Minnesota, has had Ladybug — a shar pei, pit bull and retriever mix — for about 10 years, KARE 11 reported. 

According to the St. Paul Police Department, she is a registered therapy dog through the Department of Veterans Affairs and helps Booth with “some medical issues.”

“She gives me a lot of support,” Booth told KARE 11. “… She’s my best friend.”

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The station reported that Booth’s car, a gray 2008 Dodge Caliber, was stolen from the Catholic Charities parking lot on Tuesday — with Ladybug inside.

Officials posted on social media about the missing pooch, asking the public for help finding her. 

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During the few days Ladybug was gone, Booth told KARE 11 that he was worried he wouldn’t see his pet again.

“I couldn’t sleep and when I did kind of nod out, I’d have nightmares that something happened to her,” Booth told the station.

“I didn’t think I was going to get her back.”

A U.S. Navy veteran was reunited with his therapy dog on Thursday, two days after she was stolen in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A U.S. Navy veteran was reunited with his therapy dog on Thursday, two days after she was stolen in St. Paul, Minnesota. (iStock)

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On Thursday, someone saw the stolen car and called it in, police said.

“Officers showed up and found Ladybug inside the stolen Dodge Caliber, along with a 33-year-old woman,” the St. Paul Police Department tweeted. “Ladybug was returned home, the woman arrested.”

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Now that Ladybug is back home, Booth is going to give her a big treat, KARE 11 reported.

“We’re gonna go get you a big ol’ steak,” he told her. 

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