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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.  If needed, your posting may be renewed for up to 6 months.

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.


Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Named Pumpkin.  Lost 5 days ago in area of Dallas off of Cloninger Rd., North Gaston end.  Current on shots.
Please contact if found.

Doberman (1/15/19)
Gender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Small white spot on upper chest 
Age:  ~ 2 years
Was wearing a pinkish-red 2" nylon collar when last seen on Kenwood Rd., Cherryville.
If seen, please contact 980-522-3698.

2 Goats (1/9/19)
Lost in area of  Lizbeth at Besstown Rd., Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-496-3709 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Age:  12-13 years
Named Pork Chop.   He is blind in one eye and somewhat hard of hearing.  Lost 12/31/18  and last seen 1/5/19 on Tryon Courthouse Rd. 
Please call 704-445-1406, call or text 704-923-7277 or 704-473-5258 if found. 

German Shepherd (1/2/19)
German ShepherdGender:  Male
Color:  Black and silver saddleback
Size:  ~ 90 pounds
Age:  6 years
Named Smokey.  Wearing purple collar when lost New Year’s Eve night in Lucia.
Please call 704-737-8795 if found.

Lab Mix
Lab MixColor:  Black
Named Duke.
Lost night of Jan. 1 or morning of Jan. 2.  Left front foot is deformed.  Walks with a limp.  Wearing red collar with phone number on it.
If found, please contact 980-283-2639 or 704-661-9530.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (12/31/18)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Solid black
Age:  ~ 1 year
Has a hernia on his stomach.  Lost 12/27/18 in Lake Wylie at the North Carolina line.
Please contact or 803-610-9981  if found.

Dachshund (12/28/18)
DachshundGender:  Male
Color:  Black with brindle under chin
Age;  1 1/2 years
Lost about 2 weeks ago. 
Please contact if found.

German Yorkie (12/28/18)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black, brown and white
Size:  6 lbs.
Age:  18 months
Named Stella.  Lost 12/24/18 in Stanley.   She is skittish, in heat, and has run from a few neighbors who tried to grab her.
Please call 704-634-8808 if found.

Labradoodle (12/27/18)
LabradoodleGender:  Female
Color:  Jet black
Named Jazzy.  Lost in Gastonia.  No collar.  She is microchipped and registered in Charlotte.
Please contact or 980-477-2519 if found.

Collie (12/27/18)
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.




2 Mixed Breed Dogs (1/15/19)
2 Mixed Breed DogsAge:  Puppies
Both dogs were found in the parking lot behind the Hanesbrands Warehouse on Beason Creek Road in Kings Mountain.
Please call 803-984-7671 to identify.

ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color: Tan with white markings
Found 1/12/19 at corner of Robinson Circle and Robinson Road.
Please contact 704-860-2445 or 704-913-2275 to identify.

Domestic Shorthair Cat (1/10/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tortoise
Found 1/8/19 near downtown Mount Holly.
Please contact 205-427-2578 to identify.

Catahoula Mix
Gender:  Male
Found 1/8/19 on Old Lowesville Rd. in Stanley.  No collar or microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black and tan
Found 12/24/18 on McAdenville Rd. in Lowell.  House trained.
Please call 704 975-8442 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  White
Size:  Small
Found in the middle of Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, near Ashley Women's Center.  No chip. 
Please call 704-323-9493 to identify.

Doberman Pinscer (12/21/18)
Doberman PinscerDoberman PinscerGender:  Female
Color:  Red
Found 12/17/18 on Helton Rd.  in Cherryville.
Please call 704-999-6961 to identify.