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Earthworks at KCC Park

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A reminder to our members that earthworks are now underway at the rear of KCC Park near the Dam. These works may continue until the end of the year.

As the ground is displaced, snakes that may be in hibernation could be disturbed.  We urge members to be cautious around this area at all times.

If you see a snake, don't panic. Back away to a safe distance and allow the snake to move away. Snakes often want to escape when disturbed.  Signage has been erected as a reminder.

Keep safe, watch where you are putting your feet, avoid tall grasses and most importantly keep your dog on a leash to avoid them sticking their snouts where they don't belong.

If you suspect your dog has been bitten by a snake you should immobilise them and try to keep him/her as quiet as possible. It is vital that you take your pet to a veterinarian as quickly as possible. The sooner your dog is treated, the better their chances of survival.

The vet nearest clinic to KCC Park is Thompson Road Small Animal Clinic, 940 Thompson Road, Cranbourne - 1300 843 838 – located just behind the BP station.  Further information can be found on our website on the Emergency Information page here


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Kylie Gilbert from Dogs Victoria Legislation Sub Committee spoke at the Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) Conference over the weekend.

Kylie was given the opportunity to present to Victorian Councils as well as members of Animal Welfare Victoria on matters concerning Dogs Victoria.  Well done Kylie.

Read more about her participation here

A message from your Chief Executive, Matthew Monaghan

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Dear Members

I am very excited to have joined Dogs Victoria at this time.

As your new Chief Executive, I look forward to playing an active role in working with everyone and I feel there is a lot we can achieve together.

Having worked in membership organisations over the past 15 years, I recognise the importance of members as the backbone to any successful, sustainable and active association. I have also worked in government and see the need for advocating and representing the interests of our members and our sport. I look forward to working with our Dogs Victoria community to achieve this.

As a dog lover myself I recognise the significant role they play in people’s lives.
Dogs Victoria has a strong foundation.  Let’s work as one team and build on this together.

Matthew Monaghan
Chief Executive
Dogs Victoria

Ready to View

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The livestream video of the recently held Education Seminar – Care and Support of the Elderly Dog presented by Dr Ray Ferguson - can now be viewed here.

A copy of Dr Ferguson’s PowerPoint presentation can also be accessed via our member seminar webpage 

Previous seminars and workshops can also be viewed in their entirety via our YouTube channel 
Dogs Victoria will be continuing its member education with another seminar scheduled for December.  Stay tuned for details.

Library Phone

Thursday, 24 October 2019

We wish to advise that the Library phone is currently out of order.

Until rectified, any enquiries can be directed to Heather Simpson via email

We apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.

Responsible Pet Ownership starts with Registration

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Being a responsible dog owner means a lot more than just giving your dog what it needs.

If you buy a dog from a breeder you can avoid any ownership issues in the future by following these simple steps.

  • Get your sales agreement in writing. It is always useful to spell out the understanding on each side to safeguard any disagreements that may arise in the future, irrespective of the current relationship between you and the other party.
  • Change of animal ownership. Transfer your pet registration into your name with Dogs Victoria  and your local council.
  • Update registry records. Ensure the microchip number is registered with your contact details via Central Animal Records  If your dog escapes the registered contact connected to the microchip will be called.

By following these few simple guidelines you will be keeping yourself and your four legged friend safe well into the future.

Canine Health information

Friday, 18 October 2019

Did you know that Dogs Victoria Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee has put together a ‘Link Library’ on our website detailing articles and links to Canine Health related information.

Read more on our website here including a summary of discussions on the challenges of DNA testing from the 2019 AKC National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

Lost and Found

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

A gold locket and chain was found in the ladies toilet at Bulla on Sunday following the recent Bacchus Marsh & District Kennel Club Championship Show.  If you believe this item belongs to you, please contact Howard Smith via 0400 012117 or

Member Update

Friday, 11 October 2019

I have some exciting news regarding the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

As mentioned previously Management Committee decided to do a total review of the position and at the same time work with an external consultant to review the whole structure of the office.

I can now announce that Management Committee has appointed Matthew Monaghan to the Chief Executive position. Matthew will commence on Monday 21 October.

Matthew brings to the position a wealth of qualifications and experience managing membership based organisations, excellent commercial acumen and strong leadership skills.

Matthew is keen to meet members and will be attending events on weekends where possible. The Sunbury Canine Club has kindly invited Matthew to their show on Cup Day, where I will endeavour to introduce him to as many members as possible.


Wayne Fleming

Start of Works: Frankston-Dandenong Road Roundabout

Friday, 4 October 2019

We wish to advise our members of the following road upgrade soon to commence by Major Road Projects Victoria as detailed in the following communication.

As part of the Thompsons Road Upgrade, we’re starting work to replace the roundabout at Frankston-Dandenong Road with traffic lights to ease congestion and improve travel times.

From Monday 7 October until further notice, we’ll reduce the northbound and eastbound lanes on the approach and through the roundabout from three to two lanes.

Changes to the way you travel

We are reducing both the speed limit and the number of lanes approaching the roundabout and on the roundabout, to make way for crews and machines to work behind the safety barriers. As a result of these changes we expect congestion in this area to increase, meaning longer journey times, especially during peak periods.

We strongly encourage you to plan your trip ahead and, if possible, seek alternative routes to avoid this area.

We’ll endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible and thank you for your understanding and patience during this important upgrade.

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Staying Safe in your community

Thank you to our patron Peter Hitchener for recording a message for our members and the wider dog community.

To watch please click here.

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