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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.


Chihuahua Mix (3/20/19)
Chihuahua MixChihuahua MixGender:  Male
Color:  Brown
Size:  15 lbs.
Age:  16 years
Named Marley.  He needs medication for a heart condition. Last seen 3/20/19 in the Shannon Subdivision near Gastonia YMCA.
If found, please call 704-524-4910 or 704-689-2242.

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.

Lhasa Apso/Dachshund Mix
Lhasa Apso MixesLhasa Apso MixLhasa Apso MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white w/ white eyebrows
Named Skye.  She is microchipped.
Lhasa Apso/Dachshund Mix
Gender:  Male
Color:  White
Named Rocky.  He is microchipped.
Both dogs were lost in area of Linwood Road, Gastonia.
Please call 980-255-9563 or 704-794-7653 if found.

Great Pyrenees (3/17/19)
Great PyreneesGender:  Female
Color:  White w/ yellow spots
Age:  4
Named Elsa.  Last seen 3/14/19 in area of Dover Road, off Sparrow Springs Road, Kings Mountain.
Please call 704-460-0789 or 704-913-5888 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed) 
Color/Markings: Gray tuxedo (gray with white chin, chest, and paws); small white spot above one side of mouth
Named  GK (Geeks).  Microchip ID # 982 000363432116.  Last seen 1/23/19 on Autumnwood Trail in the Autumn Acres neighborhood off of Titman Road (Titman Road connects to Lowell Bethesda and N. New Hope Roads).  Possibly hiding in a crawlspace or storage building.
If found or seen, please call or text 704-577-1475 or email

Pit (3/4/19)
PitPitGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle
Age:  3 years
She is sweet and short with big muscles.  She was wearing a black collar and blue and black leash when lost in area of Oates Road, Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Calico, orange with mostly black,  some very distinctive white markings
Age:  14 years
Named Ellie Mae.  Lost in the York Chester Historic District of Gastonia.
Please contact 704-868-6241 or 704-989-5683 if found.

Mini-Pinscer (3/4/19)
Gender:  Female
Age:  1 1/2 years
Name is Leala.  She was wearing a pink collar when lost.
Please call 704-797-6548 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Lost 4 weeks ago in area of Charles Raper Jonas Hwy., Stanley.  He is not microchipped.  He looks like he has black tear drops in the corner of both eyes.
Please call 704-263-6491 if found, leave message.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (2/25/19)
Domestic Medium Hair CatPlease contact, 980-888-7337 or 704-774-7749 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogColor:  Brindle
Age:  ~ 9 months
Named Hershel. Lost 2/20/19 in Point Crossing in Belmont.
Please call 704-477-8787 if found.

Schnauzer (2/19/19)
SchnauzerGender:  Male
Color:  Black/gray
Lost around Tryon Courthouse Rd./Tryon area
Named Tucker.
Pleased contact 704-692-2191 or 704-477-7388 if found.

PomeranianPomeranianGender:  Male
Color:  Black with white spot on chest
Age:  10 years
Size: ~ 5 lbs.
Named Bear.  Has a really talkative yappy bark, very friendly.  Missing from Noles Drive. Mount Holly.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua (2/18/19)
ChihuahuaGender:  Male
Color:  Dark brown with a tan to white belly
Named Samson.   Missing since 2/12/19. Last seen 2/13/19 on S. New Hope Rd. between Armstrong Rd. and Robinhood Rd. intersections. Very shy and likes to hide.
Please contact 980-335-7777 or if found or seen.




Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found in area of Union Rd., Gastonia. No microchip, but was wearing a collar and part of a leash/runner. Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Gender:  Male
Found near Crowders Mountain Golf Course.
Please contact 704-877-2576 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brown/white
Found in Stanley.
Please call 704-616-9668 to identify.

Great Pyrenees/Eskimo Spitz Mix
Great Pyrenees/Eskimo Spitz MixGreat Pyrenees/Eskimo Spitz MixGender:  Female
Color:  Solid white
Age:  5-6 months
Wearing a red collar, no tags when found. Very well fed and friendly but not chipped. 
Please contact All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stanley at 704-263-9303 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/17/19)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found 3/15/19 near Crowders Mountain State Park on Linwood Rd. and Camp Rotary Rd.  She was wearing a green collar but no tags and no microchip.
Please call/text 716-812-2681 or email to identify.

Corgi/Chihuahua Mix
Corgi/Chihuahua MixCorgi/Chihuahua MixGender:  Female
Color:  White/tan
House-trained.  Found 2/28/19 in area of Wood Hollow Ct., Mt. Holly.
Please contact 704-689-2044 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/12/19)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black and tan
Age:  ~ 2 years
Found 3/10/19 on Colt Thornburg Rd.
Please call 704-460-9464 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found on the newer side of the Mountain View community in Ranlo. 
Please call 704-308-8749 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Size:  ~50 lbs.
Has been hanging around for 3 days in car port off Puetts Chapel Road trying to stay out of the rain.
Please call 704-236-8625 to identify.

Chow Chow Mix (3/4/19)
Chow Chow MixChow Chow MixGender:  Male
Color:  Golden brown and tan with black tongue
Found at the intersection of Franklin and Belvedere in Gastonia.
Please contact 919-610-0517 or to identify.

LabLabGender:  Male
Color:  Chocolate
Found 2/27/19 near Pasour Mountain off Puetts Chapel Rd. south of Hwy. 279.
Please call 980-329-4686 to identify.

Great Pyrenees/Husky Mix (2/25/19)
Great Pyrenees/Husky MixGreat Pyrenees/HuskyGender:  Male (neutered)
Found 2/23/19 on Clearwater Lake Rd. in Mt. Holly.   Well taken care of, knows basic commands, not microchipped but has his CMPD rabies tag on. 
Please contact 980-238-0022 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/25/19)
Mixed Breed DogFound in Bessemer City.
Please  text 704-718-1632 to identify.