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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.


Great Pyrenees (1/5/18)
Great PyreneesGender: Female
Color:  White
Size:  Very large
Named Bonnie.  She was just rescued and is in need of vet care.  Last seen on Gatewood Drive/off Patrick Dr.
Please call or text 704-560-0067 if found.

LabLabGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/markings:  Black with brown feet; brown markings above eyes; white strip down belly
Size:  ~ 55 lbs.
Age:  1 year
Named Mowgli Scott.  Last seen in area of Pikes Peak Dr., Gastonia.
If found, please call 253-209-8708.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color: Gray and white
Named Furrball.
Please contact 980-319-0162 or 704-864-6564 if found.

Gender:  Female
Lost 1/2/18.
Please contact 704-460-3776 if found.

Pit Bull
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Chocolate brown with white marking on neck
Age:  2 years
Named Kyaan.  Was wearing a light gray flea collar when last seen 12/28/17 in area of Pikes Peak Drive, Gastonia.
Please call 516-816-9156 or 516-816-9191 with any information.

American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull TerrierGender: Male
Age:  4 years old
Named Onyx.  Missing since 1/1/18 in area near QT and the Gastonia Police Department.
Please contact if found.

English Pointer
English PointerGender: Male
Color/Markings:  White with a black head; has very distinctive mark on the top of head - white stripe with one black dot in the middle of it
Age:  4 years
Named Joe.  Was wearing a leather “RED HEAD” collar when lost 12/31/17 from Brookneal Drive off of N. New Hope Rd. 
Please call 704-271-6622 if found.

Terrier Mix
Terrier MixGender: Female
Color:  Brown and white
Named Bella.  She is microchipped and was wearing a collar with tags when lost 12/25/17 in area of Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville (Gaston County, near Lincoln County line).
Please call 704-430-7485 if found.

CollieCollieGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Tricolor (black, tan and white)
Age:  11 years
Named Little Guy.  Lost 6/11/17 on Baxter Rd/Baxter Implement Rd. near Cherryville.  He is blind in one eye, very shy and has health issues.  From abuse when he was a pup he is unable to wear a collar and has scars on his face. Not from the area so does not know his way around.
Please call 704-477-4282 or 406-465-6820 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Age:  Puppy
Named Bella.  Missing since 11/29/17 from East Davidson Ave., Gastonia.
Please contact 704-807-6129 if found.

Pit Bull Mix
Pit Bull MixGender:  Female
Color:  White with gray spot on lip
Age:  1 1/2 years
Size:  ~ 40 lbs.
Named Daisy. Her ears are pointed and stick straight up.  Missing from the Myrtle School Rd. & 74 area.
Please contact 704-718-8366 or if found.

Cane Corso
Cane CorsoGender: Male
Color:  Black with white on chest
Named Hoss.  Huge tumor on left side.  He is microchipped but number is wrong.  Lost 12/23/17 in area of Brookwood Dr., Stanley.
Please contact 980-389-3750 if found.

Lab Mix
Lab MixLab MixGender:  Female
Color: Black w/ white under neck
Size:  60-65 lbs.
Named Chloe.  Lost in area of St. Marks Church Rd., Cherryville.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Light gray
Named Sebastian.  Lost 10/3/17.  He is microchipped, has one clipped ear and a raspy meow. REWARD offered!
Please call 704-678-4549 if found.

Greyhound/Terrier Mix
Gender: Male
Color:  Light brown
Size:  Small/medium
Age:  4 years
Name is marbles.  Was wearing a black/gray/gold diamond collar when lost.
Please contact if found.

Lab/German Shepherd Mix
Lab/German Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Color:  Chocolate brown with gray under chin
Age:  6 years
Name is Kujo.  Missing from N. Cherry Street, Cherryville.
Please contact if found.

Lab/Hound Mix
Lab/Hound MixLab/Hound MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Brown and black w/ white patches on chest and paws
Named Hercules.  Lost 12/15/17 in area of East 4th Ave., Gastonia near the park. No collar.
Please contact 704-678-5254 or if found.

Pot Belly Pig
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black with dark brown eyes
Missing since 12/12/17 from the Dallas Stanley Highway area near Little Big Horn.
Please contact if found.

Lab/Boxer Mix
Lab/Boxer MixLab/Boxer MixGender: Male
Color:  Brown and white
Name is Streaky. He was wearing a blue and red striped collar when lost in area of W. Davidson Ave. You can see his ribs.
Please contact 704-524-9689 or with info or if found.

DogGender: Male
Color/Markings:  Gray and white w/ blue eyes
Named Onyx.  Lost 12/6/17 in area of Poston Circle, Gastonia.
Please contact or 704-689-2049 if found.

Dutch Shepherd
Dutch ShepherdDutch ShepherdGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle
Size:  ~ 75 lbs.
Named Coen. He broke his collar so he does not have one but is microchipped. Last seen near Modena street near North New Hope Road.
Please call 704-813-0747 if found.

Jack Russell Mix
Jack Russell MixGender: Female
Color:  White
Named Bella.  Last seen E. Davidson Ave., Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Lab Mix
Lab MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with a white line on chest and graying around mouth
Age:  Older
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
Named Sadie.  Missing since 12/6/17 from the Spencer Mountain Village subdivision (Eastway Drive/New Hope Road area). She was wearing a lime green collar.
Please contact 571-258-9912 or if found.

Boxer/Lab Mix
Boxer/Lab MixBoxer/Lab MixGender: Female
Color:  Orange/brown
Named Kaeya.  Lost 12/4/17 in area of Stowe Rd., Belmont.
Please call 276-237-4280 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Light calico
Named Lily.  She is declawed and was wearing collar with tags when lost 12/2/17 on Andy Lane off of Union Road. 
Please call 704-747-9417 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Age:  Adult
Named Louie.  Lost 11/26/17 in Durham Road, Stanley area.  He has a collar with an RF transponder that looks like a grey poker chip.
Please contact 704 678-3645 if found.

Pit Bull
Pit BullGender: Female
Color/Markings:  Blue with white down middle of face and belly; small white patch on the side of neck
Named Zayla.  Lost 11/2/172 in area of Indiana Ave., Bessemer City.
Please contact or 704-977-8914 if found.

Maine Coone Mix
Maine Coone MixMaine Coone MixGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Brown/black tabby
Named Molly.  Missing since 11/29/17 from South Pines subdivision (Ashley Court and Rivermont Rd. Area) off Union Road near Martha Rivers Park.  She is recently adopted and new to area.  She is microchipped and was wearing a blue collar with white flowers.
Please call 704-915-1467 if found.



Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  White
Found on Catawba Cove Dr. Belmont/Lake Wylie.
Please contact 704-214-2174 if found.

Gender: Female
Color:  Tan and white
Age:  3-4 years
Recently pregnant (currently lactating).  Found 1/11/18 across from the East Lincoln Motor Speedway on Mariposa Rd.  No chip.  Follow this link for a photo.
Please contact 704-467-7106 to identify.

Shih-TzuFound in Dallas.
Please contact to identify.

Gender:  Found
Color:  Tricolor
Age:  ~ 3-4 months
Found 12/31/17 in Dallas. No collar, tags or microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Pit/Boxer Mix
Pit/Boxer MixPit/Boxer MixGender: Possibly female
Color:  Black/Brindle with white on chest
Wandering on Aderholdt Road - Hephzibah Church Road area Bessemer City.  Unable to get very close. Dog seems harmless.
Please contact 336-430-9304 or to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange and white tabby
Found on Long Shoals Rd.
Please call 704-616-7428 to identify.

Terrier Mix
Terrier MixTerrier MixGender:  Female
Color:  Light brown
Size:  Small
Age:  10-14 years
Found 12/26/17 on Lamplighter Lane in Mount Holly.  No collar or microchip; a lot of her hair is gone.  Vet believes she has probably been on her own for over a year and would not have survived much longer.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Has claws and appears to be spayed.  Found 12/18/17 in Gastonia Arbors Town Homes Neighborhood.
Please contact 770-851-0862 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color: Black
Size:  Small
Found 12/15/17 in Cramerton.
Please contact 704-648-6478 or to identify.

Hound Mix
Hound MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black & tan
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 12/19/17 in area of Glendale Avenue/Scott Street, Mt. Holly.
Please contact 704-860-9021 or to identify.

2 Puppies (12/18/17)
Color:  Brown and tan
Found heading west past Stow Nursery on Union Road and just before Rowe Street.
Please contact 704-607-8924 to identify.

LabGender: Male
Color:  Black
Found 12/14/17 near downtown Belmont off McLeod Avenue near Main Street and Stowe Park. He was wearing an orange collar with tags but the phone number is not responsive.
Please contact 336-420-5035 to identify.