Toronto police are looking for three purebred English bulldog puppies that were stolen from their owner's east-end backyard Friday afternoon.

The dogs were stolen from the yard in the Danforth Avenue and Main Street area around 3:00 p.m., according to a police news release.

The puppies, which are only eight weeks old, are named Winston, Abigail and Mildred.

Owners Ann and Kevin believe money was behind the theft of their purebred puppies.

"I'm actually not angry, I just want them back safely," Ann told CTV News. "They are very important to me. They are like children to me."

Anyone with information is asked to call 54 Division at 416-808-5400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.