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Lost and Found

To View Animals AT the Shelter
Whether you’re searching for a lost pet or looking for an animal to adopt, this database is the most up-to-date listing of all the animals being housed at our shelter. As any animal is picked up or dropped off at our shelter, our staff uploads a photo and description of the animals onto this site. Animals will be listed here in the order they have come into the shelter. Try not to narrow your search necessarily by breed for we may list it differently based on characteristics/traits that we see.

Shelter Pets

To View Animals NOT at the Shelter
The lost & found postings are for animals NOT at the shelter. These are listings by citizens for citizens. The following animals were lost or found in the Gaston County area. These pets are not being held at Animal Care and Enforcement, rather they are being kept by the person or persons who found them. If you have any information on any of the pets listed below, please contact using the number(s) provided. If you have lost or found a pet and would like to post information concerning it online, email and include the pet's breed, gender, color and characteristic markings, area lost/found, pet name, contact information, and any other pertinent information concerning the loss. You may include up to two (2) photos (one head and one body shot) of the pet in either JPG, PNG or GIF format. Please attach the photo to your email. Do not embed or send links to online photo galleries. Limit any attachments to a maximum of 10M or the email will be blocked because of file size and not delivered. Allow for at least one business day for the posting to be listed. You will be contacted by reply email when your ad is online.

Note: The date listed beside the animal is the date the information was posted and does not necessarily reflect the date the animal was actually lost or found. If you lost your pet and it was not wearing identification, you must come to the shelter to see if it is there.

Be sure to check the “Found” part of the listings repeatedly!  Many times someone may find a pet and try to locate the owner themselves.  We steer as many people as possible to this part of our site to increase the chances of the pet’s safe and quick return to its owner.

Local newspapers generally offer free lost or found pet ads.  Don’t forget about “Craigslist”, “One Man’s Junk”, “Gaston Free Pets” and other paper & web sites.  Personalize this LOST PET or FOUND PET flyer template with the pet’s information and photo, print and post copies in the area where you lost or found the pet, stores, and in other high-traffic community locations.

Pets can often travel long distances or be transported to other areas by people finding them. If you are looking for a lost/found pet and don't see it listed below, you may also want to check with our surrounding counties:

Charlotte/Mecklenburg  704-336-3786
Lincoln   704-736-8734
Cleveland   704-481-9884
York   803-628-3190

Animal Care and Enforcement staff members review postings often, and try to match these community-based postings with impounded animals.  Due to varying and sometimes critical circumstances, often requiring immediate action however, Animal Care and Enforcement cannot guarantee that a given posting will be accurately matched with an impounded animal. Animal Care and Enforcement does strongly encourage every pet owner to comply with legal responsibilities to display a valid license tag on your pet and otherwise make certain your pet has some kind of unique identification which can aid in efforts to reunite lost pets with their owners. This is the best way to ensure a positive identification and to prevent inaccurate postings.


Yorkie MixYorkie
Gender: Male (not neutered)
Answers to Gizmo. Not microchipped. Wearing a green collar with a green bandana when lost 9/12/18 on Capps Road in Bessemer City.
If found, please contact

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Female
Age:  7 weeks
Lost 9/12/18 in Smyre area of Gastonia.
Please call 843-591-8762 if found.

German Pointer
German PointerGender:  Female
Color:  Black adn white
Age:  2 years
Named Zoe.  Lost 9/12/18 in area of Stanley on Cox Lake Rd.
Please contact if found.

Pit Bull Mix
Pit Bull MixGender:  Female
Color:  White with brindle patches
Size: 45 lbs.
Age:  2 years
Named Lexi.  Wearing a pink collar when lost.
Terrier Mix
Terrier MixGender:  Male
Color:  Golden and white
Size:  45 lbs.
Age:  1 year old 
Named Bo, or Bobo.  Wearing a blue collar when lost.  Body shape is like a small German Shepherd.  Weighs. Lost rabies tag, has shots.

Both dogs were lost 9/11/18 in vicinity of Dallas-Stanley Highway near South Fork River.
Please call 704-718-2648 if found.

BengalBengalGender:  Male
Age:  14 years
He is microchipped. Taken 6/29/18 from area of courthouse in Gastonia. REWARD offered for any information.
Please contact 828-421-9698 or if found.

Lab/Pit Mix
Lab/Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  ~ 60 lbs.
Named Lily.  Missing since 9/7/18 from Dalton Rd. off Garrison. She was not wearing her collar when she got out, but she is microchipped.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tortoiseshell
Age:  11 years
Size:  Small
Named Genesis. She is an outdoor cat, very sweet but skittish around new
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Solid white
Named Tom.   Left ear is clipped.  Recently moved from Queensberry Rd. to Willow Creek subdivision in Gastonia close to the fire station on Armstrong Park Road.  He had not gotten familiar with his surroundings before accidentally being let out of the house on 8/27/18.
Please call or text 704-842-0006 if found.

Beagle/Terrier Mix
Beagle/Terrier MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Named Hudson.  He was wearing a green collar but no tags or chip when lost 9/4/18 around the Gaston Country Club area.
Please contact 704-854-3015 or 856-906-4408 if found.

Terrier Mix
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color/Makrings:  Mostly white with black markings; most notable is a mark that almost looks like Mickey Mouse ears on his left side
Age:  2-3 years
Named Max. Lost in area of Dallas.
Please contact 704-349-0041 if found.

Chow MixGender:  Female
Color:  Beige
Named Suma.  Lost in area of Heather Lane off Union Road in Gastonia.
Please call 704-675-1490 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
GDomestic Short Hair Catender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby
Age:  ~ 1 year
Named Winston.  Missing since 8/27/18 from Belmont area off of New Hope Road.
Please contact 704-868-6717 if found.

Great Pyrenees
AGreat Pyreneesge: 6 months
HuskySize:  Large
Named Ahab.
Gender:  Male
Age:  ~ 3
Named Bambam.
Please contact 980-290-1197 or 704-858-2118 if found.

Color:  Black/white tuxedo
Age:  4-5 years
Named Tuxie.
Lost in area of Bessemer City.
If found, please call 980-533-8054.

CollieCollieGender: Male
Age: 12 years
Size:  52 lbs.
Named Little Guy.  Lost 6/11/17 when frightened by gunshots in Gaston County near the Lincoln and Cleveland line. Very shy and has scars on face from abuse when found as a pup.  Also has esophagus damage from that abuse and will fight a restraint out of fear. Dog is from Montana and was visiting when lost.
Please call 406-465-6820 with information.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered) 
Color:  Black/white
Named Landon.  He was taken from Mara Ave. in Gastonia by a neighbor who trapped him and dropped him off. People have claimed to see him near Ivy Creek Rd. in Gastonia. His brother, Stormy, was also taken off but was found on Myrtle Ave. in Gastonia so he may be in that area as well. 
Please contact 704-813-3832 or if found.

Color: Blue
Found on Hickory Grove Road, South Fork subdivision.
Please call 704-214-8158 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Named Felix.  Lost near the intersection of Kendrick Rd. and Robinwood.
Please call or text 980-333-9372 if you have any information.

Jack Russell Mix
Jack Russell TerrierGender: Female
Color:  White with dark spots
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Age:  13 years
Named Dixie.  She has a bobbed tail and was wearing a collar with a dog bone tag.  Lost 8/19/18 off Harmen Lane near Hickory Grove and Spencer Mountain Rd.
Please call 704-842-7749  or 704-931-0068 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/20/18)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor: Gray
Size:  Small
Named Gracie. One ear is clipped.  Still has claws.  Missing since 8/17/18 from area around Ashley Place, Pinsto Forest, Belmont.  Wearing flea collar only.
Please contact 704-860-2801 with any information.

German Shepherd
Gender: Female
Age:  1.5 years
Lost in South Point area.
Please call 704-461-8956 if found.



Mixed Breed Dog (9/21/18)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  Puppy
Found 9/20/18 on Myrtle School Road. No collar or chip.
Please contact to identify.

Hound MixHound MixGender: Male
Color:  Red and black brindle
Age:  Under 1 year
Found 9/12/18  in Flint Hill Rd. & Baxter Rd. area of Cherryville.
Please contact 704-860-8856 or to identify.

Husky Mix
Husky MixGender:  Female
Found 9/12/18 in the Laurel Woods neighborhood in Gastonia.
Please email or text 704-648-2142 to identify.

Golden Retriever
Golden RetrieverGolden RetrieverGender: Male
Color:  Red
Found in Long Creek Meadows neighborhood (off Robinson Clemmer).
Please call 910-524-5661 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender: Female
Color:  Brindle
Age:  Puppy
Dog appears to have been attacked by another animal. Wearing a collar, but no tags.  Found on Lewis Farm Rd. near Chestnut Ridge in Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-301-5787 or to identify.

Pit/Shepherd Mix
Pit/Shepherd MixPit/Shepherd MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle with white chest
Age:  ~ 6 months
Found 9/6/18 on W. Academy Street in Cherryville. No collar or tags. 
Please contact 704-915-0729 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound near New Hope Road.
Please call 704-460-3504 to identify.

German Shepherd
German ShepherdGender:  Male
Dog is at Eastridge Animal Hospital.
Please contact to identify.

Blue Tick Coonhound
Blue Tick CoonhoundGender: Male (unaltered)
Color: Black/tan/white w/black spots
Age:  ~ 2 years
Has been hanging in and around a neighborhood off Lake Wylie in Belmont past South Point HS for several weeks. Will not come to us, but is very interested in people and other dogs. May have a slight hearing issue.
Please contact 574-274-1416 to identify.

Pit Bull
Pit BullGender: Male
Color: Red and white
Found 8/16/18 in area of Peach Orchard Road and Wilkinson on the Cramerton/Belmont line. No collar or microchip.
Please contact 704-818-6677 or to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color:  Black
Found in Mount Holly not far from Hwy. 273 and Cherry Road.  Vet found 24 Petwatch chip registered to specific owner, address and phone number.  Owner’s phone message mailbox was full and message could not be left. 
Please call 704-689-4184 to identify.