What to do if your dog goes missing

Updated: Oct 26, 2019


It's such a horrible feeling to lose your pet, your dog, your special family member.

It could be for one of many reasons that your dog might go missing.

  • Storms - some dogs are storm phobic

  • Loud noises

  • Someone left the door/gate open

  • Slipped its lead and ran off

  • Being looked after by someone else and it just wants to go home

  • Taken by someone

Here's a good checklist of what to do if something like this happens to your dog:

1. Search the neighbourhood where your dog was last seen, calling, whistling and asking any people that you see if they have seen them. Have a photo of the pet with you.

2. Tell your neighbours and ask them to check their yards, sheds, under the house etc.


3. Call all of your surrounding Vet Clinics to see if the dog has been taken there to have their microchip scanned. Make sure you check vet clinics further away as well.


Leave your details with every. single. one. I have put all of the local vets in Bayside and surrounding municipalities contact details below along with their opening hours.




Veterinary Clinics in Bayside and surrounding Municipalities


Aspendale Gardens

Aspendale Gardens Vet Hospital - Cnr Wells Road + Sutherland Ave, Aspendale Gardens Ph: 9587 4599

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Friday: 8:30am–6:30pm


Beaumaris

Beaumaris Veterinary Hospital - 22 N Concourse, Beaumaris Ph: 9589 5159

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Bentleigh and East Bentleigh

Bentleigh Veterinary Clinic - 315 Centre Rd, Bentleigh Ph: 9557 9500

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–1:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday:8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


East Bentleigh Animal Care - 581 Warrigal Rd, East Bentleigh Ph: 9579 5858

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


East Bentleigh Vet Clinic - 172 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East Ph: 9579 3430

Hours:

Saturday: 7:30am–1pm

Sunday: 9am–1pm

Monday: 7:30am–7pm

Tuesday: 7:30am–7pm

Wednesday: 7:30am–7pm

Thursday: 7:30am–7pm

Friday: 7:30am–7pm

East West Veterinary Group - 565 South Rd, Bentleigh Ph: 9555 1899

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–12:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–6:30pm

Tuesday: 8am–6:30pm

Wednesday: 8am–6:30pm

Thursday: 8am–6:30pm

Friday: 8am–6pm


The Furry Family Veterinary Clinic - 166 Jasper Rd, Bentleigh Ph: 9563 9711

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–12:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:30am–6pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–6pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–6pm

Thursday: 8:30am–6pm

Friday: 8:30am–6pm


Black Rock

Black Rock Animal Hospital - 581 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock Ph: 9589 0777

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–1pm

Sunday: 11am–1pm

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Braeside

Community Vets - 16/238 Governor Road, Braeside Ph: 9580 5111

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:30am–5pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–5pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–5pm

Thursday: 8:30am–5pm

Friday: 8:30am–5pm


Brighton, Brighton East and Middle Brighton

Bayside Animal Medical Centre - 103 Were St, Brighton Ph: 9592 4700

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–1pm

Sunday: 10am–1pm

Monday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Friday: 8:30am–6:30pm


Brighton Veterinary Hospital - 93 Bay St, Brighton Ph: 9596 7333

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–2pm

Sunday: 9:30am–12pm

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre - 762 Hampton St, Brighton Ph: 592 9811

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–2pm

Sunday: 10am–12pm

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Caulfield and Caulfield South

Elsternwick Veterinary Clinic - 627 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield Ph: 9532 9845

Hours:

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 9am–12:30pm

Monday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am–6:30pm

Friday: 8:30am–6:30pm


Greencross Vets Caulfield South - 463 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South Ph: 9528 2525

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–3pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–8pm

Tuesday: 8am–8pm

Wednesday: 8am–8pm

Thursday: 8am–8pm

Friday: 8am–8pm


Chelsea

Chelsea Veterinary Clinic - 499 Nepean Highway Chelsea Ph: 9772 5386

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–2pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:30am–8pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–8pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–6pm *closes earlier than other days

Thursday: 8:30am–8pm

Friday: 8:30am–8pm


Cheltenham

Cheltenham Veterinary Clinic - 1172 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham Ph: 9584 2511

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–3pm

Sunday: 10am–2pm

Monday: 8:30am–7pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–7pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–7pm

Thursday: 8:30am–7pm

Friday: 8:30am–7pm


Southern Animal Health - 1251 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham Ph: 9584 6100

Hours:

Saturday: 7am–8pm

Sunday: 7am–8pm

Monday: 7am–9pm

Tuesday: 7am–9pm

Wednesday: 7am–9pm

Thursday: 7am–9pm

Friday: 7am–9pm

Public Holidays: 9am-4pm


Clayton

South Eastern Animal Hospital - 1357 Centre Rd, Clayton Ph: 9544 5165

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–3pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 7:30am–7:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am–7:30pm

Wednesday: 7:30am–7:30pm

Thursday: 7:30am–7:30pm

Friday: 7:30am–7:30pm


Elwood

Elwood Vet - 116 Ormond Rd, Elwood Ph: 9531 1771

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–4pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Gardenvale

North Road Veterinary Centre - 167 North Rd, Gardenvale Ph: 9596 4804

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–4pm

Sunday: 9:30am–4pm

Monday: 8am–7:30pm

Tuesday: 8am–7:30pm

Wednesday: 8am–7:30pm

Thursday: 8am–7:30pm

Friday: 8am–7:30pm


Hampton and Hampton East

Hampton Veterinary Hospital - 6 Thomas St, Hampton Ph: 9521 0211

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–2pm

Sunday: 10am–12pm

Monday: 8:30am–7pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–7pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–7pm

Thursday: 8:30am–7pm

Friday: 8:30am–7pm


Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital - 328 South Rd, Hampton East Ph: 9555 4808

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–5pm

Sunday: 9am–5pm

Monday: 8am–8pm

Tuesday: 8am–8pm

Wednesday: 8am–8pm

Thursday: 8am–8pm

Friday: 8am–8pm


Highett

Animal Emergency Centre (Open 24hrs) - 248 Wickham Rd, Highett Ph: 9532 5261

Hours:

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours


Bayside Highett Veterinary Hospital - 497 Highett Rd, Highett Ph: 9553 5996

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–12pm

Sunday: By appointment

Monday: 9am–6pm

Tuesday: 9am–6pm

Wednesday: 9am–6pm

Thursday: 9am–6pm

Friday: 9am–6pm


Keysborough

Keysborough Veterinary Practice - 4/8 Chapel Rd, Keysborough Ph: 9798 7274

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–2pm

Sunday: 9am–12pm

Monday: 8am–8pm

Tuesday: 8am–8pm

Wednesday: 8am–8pm

Thursday: 8am–8pm

Friday: 8am–8pm


Mentone

Kingston Veterinary Hospital - 32 Lower Dandenong Rd, Mentone Ph: 9584 7500

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–4pm

Sunday: 10am–2pm

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Mentone Veterinary Hospital - 19 Balcombe Rd, Mentone Ph: 9583 4660

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–4pm

Sunday: 10am–12pm

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Ormond

Greencross Vets Glen Eira - 451 North Rd, Ormond Ph: 9578 8867

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


Parkdale

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic - 350 Como Parade West, Parkdale Ph: 9580 3785

Hours:

Saturday: 9–11am

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9–11am and 5–7pm

Tuesday: 9–11am and 5–7pm

Wednesday: 9–11am and 5–7pm

Thursday: 9–11am and 5–7pm

Friday: 9–11am and 5–6pm


Sandringham

Greencross Vets Sandringham - 262 Bluff Rd, Sandringham Ph: 9598 3621

Hours:

Saturday: 8:30am–4pm

Sunday: 10am–2pm

Monday: 8am–7:30pm

Tuesday: 8am–7:30pm

Wednesday: 8am–7:30pm

Thursday: 8am–7:30pm

Friday: 8am–7:30pm


Sandringham Veterinary Hospital - 26 Abbott St, Sandringham Ph: 9598 7848

Hours:

Saturday: 8am–1pm

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am–7pm

Tuesday: 8am–7pm

Wednesday: 8am–7pm

Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–7pm


St. Kilda

St Kilda Veterinary Clinic - 117 Chapel St, St Kilda Ph: 9534 1741

Hours:

Saturday: 9am–5pm

Sunday: 10am–3pm

Monday: 8:30am–8pm

Tuesday: 8:30am–8pm

Wednesday: 8:30am–8pm

Thursday: 8:30am–8pm

Friday: 8:30am–8pm



Call your local council - Bayside Council phone number is and also the surrounding councils and log your details and the dog details. Sometimes the dog description in the pound can differ so it is good to go in and check yourself if you can.

Go on your local FB page - for us it is Bayside Dog Owners Group - and post there. If there is a community page such as the Bayside Community Hub, Highett Hub, Beaumaris Hub and Hampton etc post there as well. Post on local Lost and Found FB Pages.


Kingston Lost and Found Pets on Facebook is also well worth checking Lost Pet Finders Victoria is another great one to use


Up to date photos of your pet, where it was last seen and any other details that you can think of all need to be posted far and wide


More reading on what to do - microchip database updating etc go to this post called Microchipping and how it works


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