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The pop star offered a $500,000 (€414,000) reward for their return

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Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed after being stolen at gunpoint, police in Los Angeles said (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed after being stolen at gunpoint, police in Los Angeles said (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed after being stolen at gunpoint, police in Los Angeles said (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed after being stolen at gunpoint, police in Los Angeles said.

The pop star offered a $500,000 dollar (€414,000) reward for their return after her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot in Hollywood on Wednesday.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Koji and Gustav were handed in at the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Details of how the dogs were recovered are unclear, however, it has been reported that the woman had brought them to the Olympic Community Police Station in LA where singer's representatives confirmed they were hers.

“The woman's identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety,” LAPD said.

The woman appeared to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the robbery, a police spokesman said.

Captain Jonathan Tippet, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, told the PA news agency: “I can confirm that the dogs have been located and are safe.”

The woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be ”uninvolved and unassociated” with the robbery, according to the AP.

It was not immediately clear how she came to have the animals. Capt Tippet told PA “we are not providing any additional information at this time”.

The dogs have been “safely reunited with Lady Gaga representatives,” the LAPD said, adding there have been no arrests made.

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is in Rome where she is shooting Sir Ridley Scott’s film about the Gucci fashion dynasty.

In a post on Friday, she pleaded for the dogs’ return as “an act of kindness”.

She also praised her dog walker, adding: “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family.

“You’re forever a hero.”

Fischer tried to fight the two robbers off and was shot by one of the men wielding a semi-automatic handgun, according to police.

Footage later emerged showing one of the suspects firing at Mr Fischer before making off with Koji and Gustav.

A third bulldog, named Miss Asia, ran away and was later recovered by police.

Police said the attack happened at about 9.40pm local time on 24 February, in the area of Sierra Bonita Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

"The suspects approached the victim in a white Nissan Altima four door. Two suspects exited the vehicle and demanded the victim turn over the dogs at gunpoint," the LAPD said in an updated statement on Friday.

"The victim struggled with the suspects and was shot once by one of the suspects. The suspects took two of the three dogs and fled the scene in the suspect vehicle."

The statement said "the victim is in stable condition", and the two suspects are described as black males aged 20-25.

Fischer's family released a statement on Friday praising the medical staff who had been caring for him and saying they were confident for his full recovery, according to US media.

"We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan," the statement said.

"Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset. Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return."

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