Lost Dogs/Cats home

Lost dogs/cats home

We obtained our gorgeous shitzu cross from The Lost Dogs Home, North Melbourne. As she was mistreated in the past it took a while for her to trust us. With care and reassurance that we were not going to hurt her we now have a beautiful, affectionate and loyal dog. At the Dogs Home they do a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to deal with them.

Visit dogshome.com for information regarding ageing pets and their care. Volunteering or donations will be gratefully accepted.

As winter is now with us, North Melbourne and Cranbourne Shelters Low in blankets and towels

The Shelters are appealing for donations to keep their cats and dogs cosy. They are expecting to care for more than 6600 lost, unwanted and neglected animals during winter.

Donations can be delivered to

2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne or 920 Thompson Road, Cranbourne West.

If our seniors can assist it would be most gratefully received. Many thanks!

 Cat Protection Society Pure-white_1-20140701120351-SMALL Join us as a volunteer or donate

“Our History”

In 1989, our Greensborough shelter was substantially renovated and upgraded. Plans are moving forward to modernise the shelter again in 2014. The new shelter will provide quality feline veterinary treatment to members of the public at reasonable cost. Our adoption and education service will continue.

The clinic has since its inception operated discount de-sexing schemes to help encourage responsible cat ownership and thereby reduce the cat problem in line with our operating philosophy. Education of the community in responsible cat ownership is also an important area of the Society’s work.

Over the last 20 years the Society has also been actively promoting the recognition of domestic cats as part of the broader community, and has been very involved in the initiation and development of the Victorian State Government’s Domestic Animals Act in the feline area.

We were instrumental in founding the Cat Crisis Coalition to lobby government at all levels to introduce compulsory de-sexing for cats as part of an holistic solution to the cat overpopulation problem which sees thousands of healthy cats and kittens put down across our country each year.

The Society has demonstrated its commitment to its principles in being directly involved in all aspects of cat welfare and management.

Cat Protection Society
200 Elder Street
VIC 3088 Australia
P.03 9434 7155
F. 03 9432 0472
E. info@catprotection.com.au

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Guide dogs Victoria

Guide Dogs Victoria
Chandler Highway, Kew
[Melway Ref: 45 B1]

Phone: (03) 9854 4444
Fax: (03) 9854 4500


From 1 July 1998 Guide Dogs Victoria assumed the business operations of the National Association, known as the Royal Guide Dogs Associations of Australia. This included the Guide Dog breeding, Puppy Raising and training programs as well as Guide Dog and other mobility services for vision impaired clients. State Associations continue to service vision impaired clients in their own state.

Guide Dogs Victoria is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation.

Guide Dogs™ now well-recognised corporate identity was designed as a community service by Cato Design Inc, and introduced in 1995

Guide Dogs Victoria is responsible for more than 700 dogs and the cost to train a dog is $30,000. Facilities and administration is at Kew, Victoria

Guide Dog Training


After 10 months on the Puppy Raising program, at around 12 months of age, the young dogs return to the Training Centre for a vigorous physical and temperamental assessment. On arrival our Veterinarian gives them a thorough health examination.

They complete a one week temperamental assessment during which the instructors note the dog’s reaction to different situations that are common in many environments. For example they will assess their reaction to other dogs and cats. They also assess whether they are distracted by food, noise or other circumstances that would be likely to produce an anxious reaction in the average pet dog. The criteria for selection are extremely stringent as the personal safety of their future vision impaired handler is paramount. This is why just under fifty per cent of pups are accepted into the Guide Dog program.

Dogs assessed as having the potential to train as Guide Dogs then undertake five months intensive Guide Dog training. Dogs which are unsuitable for Guide Dog work may go on to become Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs, Companion Dogs or they may be offered for sale to the Puppy Raiser or members of the general public as pets.




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