The animal shelter and police used surveillance video to identify the man as 33 year old Vatentin Patricio from Kennewick.
The shelter also says they're going to request the prosecutors to up the charges to a felony.
Officials haven't set a court date yet but police say the man isn't in custody.
The shelter says the suspect had to bring the mom and the one other puppy they still had.
The two will be held at the animal shelter until his court case.
(KEPRTV - Feb 4, 2017)