If You Lose Your Pet
If You Find Someone's Pet
Pounds & Shelters
If you lose your pet' you can contact the council pound on 9702 8055 during opening hours.
If they don't have it there, they'll put your pet's details on their Lost and Found Register, so if it does turn up they can contact you to let you know.
The council pound open hours are: Weekdays 10am-1pm, 3-6pm Weekends 10am-1pm. Closed public holidays.
If you find an animal, ring Council and we can arrange to collect the animal and set about finding its owner.
The first place people usually ring when their animal is lost is the council, so the best place for the animal to be quickly returned to its owner is in the care of council. We return over 65% of animals back to their owners. In most cases, where the animal is micro chipped or wearing a Council registration tag, we return it directly to its owner.
If no owner can be found for an animal after 8 days, we entrust it to the closest pound/shelter to try finding someone to love and look after it.
The Domestic Animals Act section 84D says, "Any person who seizes a dog or cat must, as soon as is reasonably possible, deliver it to an authorised officer of the council of the municipal district in which it is found, or to a person or body which has an agreement under section 81 with the council of the municipal district in which the dog or cat is found."
If you find a dog or cat, make sure you do not keep it unlawfully
If you find a stray animal you can contact the City of Greater Dandenong to have the animal collected. Please have the following information available so that we respond as quickly as possible. Response times are usually within 12 hours.
Animals that are collected by a council Local Laws Officer are taken to council Pound where they will remain for 8 days. After this time the animal will be transferred to the Lost Dogs Home, with a view to finding them a loving home.
If your pet is lost, you can contact the following Pounds and Shelters during business hours:
Animals picked up by council will be taken to council pound.
|920 Thompsons Road, Cranbourne
MON - FRI - 10am to 6pm
WEEKENDS - 9am to 1pm
Closed Public Holidays
|Lost Dogs Home|
If not collected from council pound after 8 days animals are then taken to Lost Dogs Home, Nth Melb
|2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne
||Weekdays 10am to 4.45pm|
Weekends 9am to 12.30pm
|Australian Animal Protection Society|
Animals may be taken here if found
Cnr Chapel & Homeleigh Roads, Keysborough
|Monday - Saturday's 10am - 3pm
||Cnr Burwood Highway & Middleborough Rd, East Burwood
|Peninsula Animal Aid
||Cnr Smiths Rd & Robinsons lane, Pearcedale
If you have found a lost pet, please contact the council Customer Service Centre so that we can arrange to collect the animal and try to find its home.
Contact council Customer Service Centre or email