Alanis Morissette Screwed by the Law Over Stolen Dog

3/6/2014 3:10 PM PST

Alanis Morissette's little puppy dog is gone, gone, gone -- snatched by an ex-housekeeper, according to the singer, and it's gonna be tough to get the little guy back.... 'cause cute pooches get no respect in court. 

It's enough to make Alanis go ... chihua-waaaughhh! (Sorry, that was awful)