Community Animal Shelter & Pound

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Animal Shelter & Pound has been caring for cats, dogs and the occasional livestock for more than 30 years.

Location: 130 Watt Road, Mornington.

Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Phone:  5950 1838


Visiting the Shelter 

Customers can make an appointment (if preferred) when arranging the release of an impounded animal or the adoption of an animal. As there is a certain amount of documentation to complete this can shorten the time required.

If you contact the Community Animal Shelter one of the friendly staff will gladly discuss any of the animals that you are interested in adopting.

The Shire encourages people who are thinking about adopting a pet to also approach reputable Rescues Groups.

Animal Adoption

Anyone wanting to adopt a cat or dog from the Shelter is welcome to do so.

Pets available for adoption are listed on the Pets for Adoption page and also the Pet Rescue website.

To apply online for any of our pets please go to our Pets for Adoption page to complete an online application.

We place a high priority on the welfare of lost pets and work to re-home all unclaimed animals.

Code of Practice 

The Shire manages the Community Animal Shelter and the Animal Pound in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Management of Dogs and Cats in Shelters and Pounds..