The Shires of Cardinia and Casey are great places to enjoy spending time with the furry members of your family. Having been established for over 30 years, The Animal Doctors are able to help you with any information you may need about keeping pets in Pakenham:
1. Registration and Microchipping
It’s really important that all dogs and cats over the age of three months are registered with the council. If your pet is registered and it goes missing, it has a much better chance of being returned to you.
Also, since 2007, all dogs and cats must be microchipped before they can be registered with the council. Please call The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham if you need your pet microchipped. This easy and painless procedure can save much heartache if your pet ever goes missing.
Information about registering your pet can be found here
2. Where to walk your dog off the leash
There are several parks throughout the Shire of Cardinia which are designated as off-leash dog parks. In these parks, dogs can run freely and play without restriction, provided they remain within 50 metres of their owners. Regulations regarding pet control, registration and litter removal still apply and it is important that dogs remain under the effective control of the owner at all times. Any dogs behaving aggressively towards other dogs should remain on a leash.
Pakenham and Officer
|Don Jackson Reserve||Far end ofAhern Road, Pakenham||317 E3|
|RotaryPark||South of Princes Highway and east of Warwick Bayley Oval, Pakenham||215 K5|
|Lilliput Lane Reserve||Lilliput Lane, Pakenham||315 H10|
|Simon DriveReserve||Simon Drive, Pakenham||317 F7|
|Hammerwood Green Reserve||Hammerwood Green, Officer||214 B|
Emerald and Cockatoo
|Pepi’s Land||Kilvington DriveEmerald Puffing Billy Walking Track||127 F5|
|Alma Treloar Reserve||Corner Bailey and Pakenham roads, Cockatoo||311 G6|
Koo Wee Rup
|CochranePark||Western fringe Koo Wee Rup township|
Garfield and Maryknoll
|GarfieldReserve||Fourteen Mile Road,Garfield(South of the sports oval)|
|Marrakilla RoadReserve||Melway ref: 304 A10|
3. Lost your pet?
We understand how distressing it is when your pet goes missing. Here are a few helpful hints to help recover your pet.
- Contact all your local vet clinics
- Contact your local council ranger
- Cardinia: 1300 787 624
- Contact the animal shelters
- The Lost Dogs Home (South Eastern Pound): 9702 8055
- Peninsula Animal Aid (RSPCA): 5978 6706
- Keysborough Animal Shelter: 9798 8044
- Check the Lost Pets’ Database:
- Check with your neighbours. If it’s a cat you have lost knock on your neighbour’s doors and get them to check under houses, in sheds and in garages as cats often get accidentally locked up!!
- Don’t forget a local leaflet drop and signs on shop windows
What do you do when you find a lost pet
Bring the pet in to us. We will scan them for a microchip. If they have a microchip we will hold the pet until the owner is able to pick them up. If the animal does not have a microchip, we will contact the council who will collect the pet and take it to the shelter.
4. Pet hazards in the area
There are a number of snakes living in residential areas. If your pet is bitten by a snake, call us and bring your pet in as quickly as you safely can.
Foxes are regularly sighted throughout the rural and residential areas of Pakenham. Foxes are not timid and roam through suburban areas at night. If you have rabbits, guinea pigs or chickens protect them from foxes by ensuring they are safe in cages at night time.