A Koputaroa dog went missing between on Monday afternoon and hasn't been seen since.

Grace Nokes said her family adopted Possum from the SPCA as a young dog and she had become a loved part of the family.

"We've searched high and low. We have no leads...we just don't know. It just doesn't seem right," she said.

"It's very worrying."

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At night Possum would often sleep on the bed with her seven-year-old daughter Eva-Jade.

One scenario was that Possum may have been found and picked up by someone who wanted to take her home, and was alive and well.

She also feared that a farmer may have shot Possum if she had wandered onto a property and killed stock.

"I totally understand the laws around that...we would just like to know either way," she said.

Possum was microchipped.