Missing dogs and cats

Dogs or cats in Cardinia Shire found wandering or not securely confined to a property may be impounded if microchip details are not up to date or the owners cannot be contacted.

To prevent your dog or cat going to the pound, make sure it is registered with us and has been microchipped by your vet so if it gets lost we can scan the chip, get your details and return your pet safely to you. It is also a good idea to put a tag with your pet’s name and your phone number on their collar. 


Please follow these steps: 

1. Update your pet's microchip details.

If you have recently moved or changed your contact details, update the microchip details as soon as possible on the Central Animal Registry website

2. Contact the Lost Dogs' Home 

Call the Lost Dogs' Home in Cranbourne on 9702 8055 to ask if your pet is there. You can also do an online search on their website using the button links below. Keep checking in regularly, as this is where our officers take lost animals.

Search for a missing dog on the Lost Dogs’ Home website 

Search for a missing cat on the Lost Dogs’ Home website

3. Contact Council 

Call us on 1300 787 624 to report your missing pet. 

Animals in the pound are held for about 8 days before being transferred to the Lost Dogs’ Home, where their health and character is assessed. Suitable animals will be put up for adoption; others will be put to sleep. 

If you have found a dog or cat that is lost, call us on 1300 787 624 to report it or complete our online request form