Officers were called to the Great Meadow area of Chorley, Lancashire, after the homeowner found the animal’s remains on a door handle on Sunday May 20.
The man from Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of burglary and animal destruction and bailed, pending further enquiries.
The dog was believed to be a Yorkshire terrier, aged between five and seven.
The man was arrested on Thursday May 24 and has been bailed until June 20.
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