Scott and Anne Beecroft thought Pom Pom had been killed after the freak tornado hit their home.
“We couldn’t believe it, could not believe it, it was unbelievable,” Mr Becroft told WIN News.
“We thought she was gone, went looking for her little body, went down to the paddock, 300 meters away and she was alive.”
The small dog, who only weighs just over one kg, lost her tooth and dislocated her jaw.
The family said she was also suffering shock but has slowly been returning to her normal, happy self.
Mr Beecroft said he is glad Pom Pom was able to survive the harsh conditions.
“We thought she was definitely gone for sure, especially when you’ve got fifteen tonne trees getting picked up and dumped like rag dolls,” he said.
Mr Beecroft was also injured in the tornado. His arm was nearly dragged out the kitchen window when the storms smashed into the house.
“I had to grab hold of the bench just here, hanging onto the bench with one arm then next thing me feet are flinging up, foot was in the bench just here,” said Mr Beecroft.
The couple is continuing to clean up and rebuild their 100-year-old home after the tornado.
“It ripped the roof off, ripped everything out in here, just shredded everything,” Mr Beecroft said.
Recent torrential rain has also caused the ground to turn into pools of mud, which has made the recovery difficult for the family.
But despite the wreckage, the Beecrofts said they were glad to have their dog back safe and sound.