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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.


Shih-Tzu/Poodle Mix (7/16/18)
Shih-Tzu/Poodle MixGender:  Female
Color:  White
Age:  2 years
Named Daisey.
Lost 6/19/18 from White Jenkins Rd., Bessemer City.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-421-1546 or if found.

Beagle/Bassett Mix
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Brown/white/black markings
Age:  10 years
Lost 7/13/18 near New Hope and Franklin Blvds. No collar. Answers to Hattie. Has had several
teeth pulled.
If found, please contact 980-365-0330.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Gender: Male
Color:  Orange and white tabby
Age:  1 year
Named Garfield
Domestic Long Hair Cat
Color:  Brown tabby
Named Bashful.
Both cats were lost in North Belmont area.
Please call 704-917-9851 if found. 

Pit Mix
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  White on neck, chest and tips of feet, small amount of white and pink on tip of nose
Age:  2 1/2 years
Size:  ~ 34 lbs.
Named Cooper.  Missing since 7/4/18 from Catawba Cove Dr. and Rufus Ratchford Rd. area. He is microchipped and loves riding in cars and golf carts (will jump in open car door).  He was last seen wearing his red collar and a red invisible fence/shock collar. 
Please call 704-460-5607 if found.

Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix
Gender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Black, white & tan
Size:  10 lb.
Age:  13 years
Photo: KC
Named KC.  Lost in area of Mt. Holly. His ears are erect, and red on the inside. He has been microchipped, but chip info is for former address in Charlotte.  He has some health issues, is losing his sight and hearing a bit.
Please contact 704-840-8254 if found.

Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscer Mix
Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscer MixGender: Male
Color: Light cream
Named Maverick.  Lost 7/3/18 near Arbors Dr. in Gastonia. He was not wearing a collar.
Please contact 704-524-4485 if found.

CollieCollieGender: Male
Color:  Tri-colored
Size:  85 lbs.
Age:  5 years
Named Edward. He jumped off of the back of our truck and took off towards Carolina Care on Hwy 274. Potentially injured.  He was wearing a reflective collar with tag when lost.
Please call 704-600-5402 if found. 

Lab Mix
LabGender: Female
Color: Yellow with a white line between eyes
Age: 4-6 months
Weight: 12-13 pounds
Named Honey .  Lost 7/4/18 in Willow Creek Neighborhood.
Please call 704-923-4791 if found.

Chihuahua/Pug Mix
Chihuahua/PugChihuahua/Pug MixGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Brown and black
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Jackson.  Lost 7/1/18 near Court Street off of Cox Road in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-671-8947 if found.

Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell TerrierJack Russell TerrierGender: Male
Color:  Tri-color (brown and white with a little mix of black)
Age:  12 years
Named Yoda.  He was wearing his PetSafe collar for the underground fence when lost 6/1/18 in area of Saint Mark's Church Rd. near Cherryville.
Please call 704-813-2852 if found.

LabLabGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Black with white on chest
Age:  8 years
Named Lady.  Missing since 5/25/18 from the area of E. Trade Street and N. College Street in Dallas.  She is microchipped and in need of pain medication.
Please contact 704-737-6091 if found.

Poodle/Shih-Tzu Mix
Gender:  Female
Lost 6/19/18.
Please call 704-421-1546 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Gray with a darker gray tail and cream chest and tummy; two dark gray/black rings on chest; small cream circles around eyes with “black eyeliner”
Named Gilbert. He is declawed.  Lost 6/9/18, but spotted 6/28/18 in the Mallard Crossing neighborhood off of Crowders Creek Rd. He crossed Sawbill and hid in some trees.
If seen or found, please contact 704-904-2544 or

German Shepherd
German ShepherdGender: Female
Age:  1 1/2 years
Last seen at South Point High School.  Named Delta.
Please call 704-461-8956 if found.

ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Named Bella.  She was wearing a black & green collar when lost 6/16/8 near Bessemer City Library. She is very shy and scared.
Please call 704-524-8830 if found.

ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender: Male 
Color/Markings:  All white with brown spots; on one side he has a brown spot shaped like a heart
Size: 3-4 lbs.
Age:  1 year
Named Calvin.  He was wearing a red collar when he went missing 6/18/18 from Bobbie Ln., Bessemer City.  He is a very shy dog. 
Please contact 980-745-2291 or 980-745-2318 if found.

Terrier Mix
Terrier MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  ~ 10 lbs.
Named Polly Hazel. Medium hair rough coat.  Missing since 6/17/18 from the Jenkins Heights area, just above the old Rhyne School.
If found, please call 704-866-7474.

Pit Bull
Gender:  Male
Color:  Brown and white with a white diamond on forehead
Size:  ~ 85 lbs.
Answers to Carnage.  Missing since 6/11/18 from Green Road in Stanley.  He may be having trouble walking due to a slipped disk in his back.
Please contact 704-9314057 or 704-674-0247 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatLost 6/8/18 in Crowders Mountain area.
Please contact if found.



Mixed Breed Dog (7/10/18)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male (unaltered)
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  ~ 20 pounds
No collar.  Found 7/3/18 near Freedom Mill Rd./Binwhe Lane.
Please email to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male (not neutered)
Color: Brown with white belly and paws
Size: 23 pounds
Found 7/6/18 on Redbud Drive near Independence Way in Gastonia.  No microchip.  Dog was wearing a blue collar, collar had a black cable of some sort tied to it.
Please call 254-702-9641 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Believe to be female
Color:  Black and white kitty
Found in Mt Holly, Autumn Woods neighborhood.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Mixed
Found in Lowell.  He has been wandering the area for at least a few weeks. When first spotted, he was wearing a collar (no tags), but now he has no collar.
Please contact 980-428-3077 for information.

Pit Bull
Pit BullPit BullGender: Male (unneutered)
Color:  White & brindle
Found 7/3/18 on Parkdale Avenue in West Gastonia behind the QT.
Please contact 704-898-6794 or 704-685-1259 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogFound in area of Cramer Mtn.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Color:  Mixed
Size:  Small
Found in the Lakepoint Neighborhood on Armstrong Rd.  Dog has only 3 legs.
Please call 704-965-1029 to identify.

2 Dogs
Found 7/1/18 on Union Rd. near the Fire Department in Gastonia.
Please call 704-718-3149 to identify.

Pit Bull
Pit BullPit BullGender: Male
Color/Markings:  Golden brown with gold eyes, tips of paws are white and a little white on chest
Found 6/27/18 on Goble St.
Please text 704-915-0070 to identify.

LabGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Chocolate w/ white patch on chest
Age:  8 years
Named Sophie,  Found 6/11/18 off of Highway 321 in Gastonia.
Please contact or 704-214-2018 to identify.