Emergency centres

www.advancedvetcare.com.au - Advanced VetCare

www.animalemergency.com.au - Animal Accident and Emergency Centre at Essendon Airport. Open 24 hours a day

www.vch.unimelb.edu.au - Emergency Centre at The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital in Werribee

www.aecvets.com.au - Animal Emergency centres located at Mt Waverley, Hallam and Frankston. Open 24 hours a day

www.lortsmith.com - Charity organisation that offers pick up service for pensioners


Dog training

www.looseleadpets.com.au are a puppy school, dog training & walking service

www.fourpawsk9training.com.au - A comprehensive training programme from puppies to advanced obedience, including socialisation. Venues at Keilor Park and Diggers Rest. In-home consultations and private training also available

www.raisingrover.com.au - In home dog behaviour and training services


In-home pet-care

www.petpaws.com.au - In home care, dog walking and petsitting service covering all areas of Melbourne. Also offers pet taxi service 

www.melbourne-petminders.com.au - Pet sitting & dog walking service for all throughout Melbourne.


Travelling with your pet

www.doggyholiday.com.au - A guide to holiday destinations Australia wide which are dog friendly

www.jetpets.com.au - Travel agents for your pets who organise flight times, connections and capsules for both interstate and overseas travel.


Finding a new pet

www.petrescue.com.au - Paws and Tails Pet rehoming. A site for people looking to adopt a pet, supported by many of Australia’s welfare groups

www.lortsmith.com - Shelter that rehomes unwanted animals. Also has a large animal hospital that offers affordable veterinary care

www.dogshome.com - Shelter in North Melbourne that rehomes unwanted pets

www.petnet.com.au - The Petcare Information and Advisory Service website. Select-a-Pet helps you choose the most suitable dog or cat breed for your lifestyle

www.saveadog.org.au - Save-A-Dog Scheme is a community-based not-for-profit animal welfare organisation that saves hundreds of dogs and cats from being killed every year. 

www.tars.org.au - is a Melbourne based registered charity which has found loving, permanent homes for over 1000 animals of every description, since it was established in 2000 by Michaela Newell.

www.secondchanceanimalrescue.com.au Second Chance Animal Rescue


Overseas animal charities

www.soidog.org - Based in Phuket, Thailand. Does wonderful work for the local stray dog population. See some amazing stories of recovery on their website

www.iapf.org - The International Anti Poaching Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving wildlife in volatile regions

Recommended mobile vets in Melbourne

www.vetsathome.com.au - North East Melbourne – Vets at Home

www.mobilevetservice.com.au - South East Melbourne – Dr Mariyas’ Mobile Vet Service

www.mybestfriendonline.com.au - End of life care throughout Melbourne


Pet loss

www.ourwonderfulpets.com.au - this site is for people whose pets are elderly, ill or whose lives end suddenly and who are experiencing similar loss and grief. 

www.mybestfriendonline.com.au - My Best Friend is Australia's first and foremost dedicated Veterinary Home Euthanasia Service. Located in Melbourne it is owned and operated by Dr Emma Whiston.

www.edenhills.com.au EdenHills Cremation


Boarding facilities

www.kepala.com.au - Quality boarding facility for dogs and cats with adjacent “Canine Country Club”, located near the airport

www.belindascosycatcottages.com.au - Unique cat boarding facility in Williamstown


Pet supplies

http://www.luckypet.com.au - Lucky Pet, 586 Barkly St, West Footscray.  Practical solutions for pets with attitude.


Natural therapy for animals

www.pawsitiveanimaltherapies.com.au -Myofunctional therapy (massage), Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki for pets. In home service


Wildlife rescue

Western Animal rescue - rescuing sick, injured and orphaned wildlife - 1300 223 427

www.wildlifeoutwest.org - 'WOW' Wildlife Out West are a small team of compassionate volunteers who rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release sick injured and orphaned native Australian wildlife.


Local council websites

These sites provide information on responsible pet ownership, off lead areas and the registration guidelines for pets in your local area.

www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au - Altona and surrounding suburbs

www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au - Yarraville and surrounding suburbs

www.brimbank.vic.gov.au - Sunshine and surrounding suburbs


Veterinary organisations

www.ava.com.au - The website for the Australian Veterinary Association