Liza Minnelli is relieved after her missing dog was returned to her.

The veteran entertainer, who is currently living in Beverly Hills, California while she recovers from recent back surgery, flew into a panic when one of her three schnauzers disappeared.

Minnelli and her assistant spent hours searching the neighbourhood in a bid to locate the pooch, named Oscar.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "(They) went knocking door-to-door to search. But she stayed calm."

Oscar was eventually returned to Minnelli by a couple which found the dog wandering around a local park.