On Wednesday evening, three men wearing black balaclavas broke into a house in Pollok, according to Police Scotland.
They threatened one of the dog's owners with a bladed weapon and stole the American Bulldog, named Cairo.
However, the dog was found on Friday evening by the side of a road in the Shettleston area of Glasgow.
The owners got a tip off through social media that Cairo had been left outside a block of flats.
Mr Waters said the dog has been checked over by a vet and is in good condition.
Owners have faced backlash over social media claiming that it was ‘a scam to make money’ after the owners raised £2,450 on a gofundme page for a reward.
Ms Maley posted on Instagram: “We would never lie about this, the police are investigating and will find out who done this we just hope it’s soon.
"We were just so over the moon we got him back, we have now carefully thought about it and don’t think it’s right to give the money away as that was purely for anyone who had any information or who could get him back to us.”
The couple claim everyone who donated will be refunded.
Ms Maley added: “We are giving a reward from our own money to which was agreed to start so the couple will receive this payment from us.”