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Friday, 3 July 2020

While we look forward to easing restrictions and getting back to the new 'normal', our pets may have become accustomed to seeing more of us than ever before.

Here's our top tips for acclimatising your dog to their old routine:

  • Slowly ease your dog your daily routine that will commence when you go back to work. One way of doing this is walking your dog at the same time you would when you go back to work. 
  • Begin to gradually spend less time with your dog when you are at home and increase the use of items such as toys and treat puzzles.
  • Start leaving your pet at home for short periods of time, and supply meals and treat puzzles to create a positive environment when you’re not there.
  • Continue increasing the time you’re away from your dog, leaving them with their favourite toys and treats for comfort.
  • Begin feeding your dog in a separate room to help them feel at ease when eating alone.

Signs of anxiety

  • Concerned your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety? Here's what to look out for: 
  • Chewing furniture or ares of the house
  • Finding ways to escape from the backyard
  • Howling or barking 
  • Pacing up and down the house 
  • Trembling 
  • Digging holes 
  • Rejecting food


Friday, 3 July 2020

We are delighted to welcome two new staff members within the Dogs Victoria Compliance Area.

Sean Orr will be commencing as our Community Liaison & Field Officer. Sean joins us with over eight years’ experience working within the Australia Border Force as a Canine Development Officer and has undertaken specialised training within Applied Animal Behaviour at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Certificate III in Government.

Sean is presently working for Victoria Police as an Intelligence Analyst within the Monitoring & Assessment Centre. Sean is committed to animal welfare and the development of our community, where in the past was responsible for behavioural observations, training and socialising of dogs. Sean has occasionally in the past volunteered at RSPCA to benefit the animals onsite in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.

We are delighted to welcome Sean to the Dogs Victoria Team and his commencement later in July.

Dr Linda Beer will be joining Dogs Victoria as the Education & Best Practice Advisor.

Linda holds a Master’s degree in Veterinary Science, along with additional qualifications in Animal Welfare and Veterinary Behaviour.

Her previous role as the Greyhound Welfare Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria, along with participation in nearly all of the Dogs Victoria disciplines over the last 20 years gives her plenty of insight and experience to draw on within our canine community.

We look forward to welcoming Dr Linda Beer to the Dogs Victoria team.


Thursday, 2 July 2020

Animal Welfare Victoria have implemented changes regarding source numbers effective as of 1 July 2020.

In Victoria, when advertising a puppy or dog for sale or to give away, you will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register. The source number and microchip number must be displayed on all your advertisements.

Dogs born after 1 July 2020
When implanting a microchip into a dog born after 1 July 2020, the source number must also now be required. This applies to: 

  • The breeder of any dog.
  • The council pound, animal shelter or pet shop.
  • The foster carer that owns the animal.

Read more on the Animal Welfare Victoria website here.


Thursday, 2 July 2020

KCC Park remains open for members, however Stage 3 Restrictions apply to those living in the following locations:

  • 3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
  • 3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans 
  • 3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray 
  • 3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North
  • 3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo 
  • 3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana 
  • 3060: Fawkner 
  • 3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore 
  • 3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park 
  • 3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

Read more about the State-wide restrictions here.

KCC Park facilities
The following facilities are not available:
• Pavilion
• Toilets
• Meeting and function rooms
• Gazebos

Office hours
The administration office remains closed for over the counter transactions. Members wishing to drop off paperwork are asked to use the Dogs Victoria letterbox located next to the entrance to the administration office doors.


Thursday, 4 June 2020


Please read response document and summary of themes addressed at the Presentation of the 2019 Financials.



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