Lost and found

Found a pet?

You have found a wandering pet. Here are some resources to help to reunite dogs and cats with their owners

Lost a pet?

Immediate locations to check on

  • View dog photos


    Stray and lost dogs at North Melbourne and Cranbourne shelters

  • View cat photos


    Stray and lost cats at North Melbourne and Cranbourne shelters

  • Contact local councils


    Check if a local council has collected your pet

  • Contact Victoria Shelters


    Check if a local shelter has your pet

Continue your search for lost pet

Strategise your search. Keep at it. More tools to help with your search

  • Looking for lost pet checklist


    Steps of action that may help locate your pet quicker

  • Locate chip registrar via ChipChecker


    Find and update animal microchip registration record

  • Contact bordering councils – coming soon

    Extend your search to the adjacent councils

  • Finding a lost pet factsheet


    View and print the factsheet

What's next?

You have done all you can. Don’t lose hope. See some inspiring articles.

  • Lost & stray in shelters


    Find out about our process for lost and stray pets at North Melbourne and Cranbourne shelters

  • Bandido story


    Bandido has been reunited after 12 months missing

  • Sheila story


    Sheila was found 450km from home

  • Bandido story


    Lily has been found 700km from home