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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.  Ads will remain posted for approximately one month but if needed, 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.


Dachshund (11/14/19)
DachshundGender:  Female
Color:  Tan/cream
Age:  1 year
Size:  17 lbs.
Lost 11/13/19  in area of South New Hope Rd., end Of Stroup Rd., Pondarosa Trail at Catawba Hill neighborhood.  She has a green tattoo on her tummy.
Please call 704-650-8751 if found.

Long Hair Chihuahua (11/14/19)
Long Hair ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Black/White
Age:  16 years
Named Bella.  She is partially blind and hard of hearing.  She was wearing a rabies tag when lost 11/11/19 in area of Abernathy Road, Stanley.
Please contact 704-263-2412 if found.

Mountain Kerr (11/13/19)
Gender:  Male
Age:  4 years
Named Arlo.  Lost around one month ago in area of Philadelphia Church Road outside Dallas.
Please call 704-572-1126 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatColor:  Black with small white on neck
Named Sweetness.  Missing since 4/3/19 from Stonewood Estates in Cherryville.   Neutered and microchipped. $500 REWARD. 
Please contact if found.

Siberian Husky (11/7/19)
Siberian HuskyGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black and white w/ blue eyes
Age:  3 years
Named Khaleesi.   Michrochip #981020017760902.  Lost off Old Willis School Rd., Dallas.
Please contact 704-860-8139 if found.

Pit Bull (11/4/19)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Black with white paws & stomach and a white streak  going from nose to the top of head
Named Toby.  Lost on 11/1/19 in area of Crawford Ave., Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (10/22/19)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Tiger w/white chest and paws
Age:  10 months
Named Precious.  Her rabies tag # is V-238616 and her microchip # is 981020031356593. She was wearing  a pink collar when lost.
Please contact 704-747-3876 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/21/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Orange and white tabby; white tip on tail; 4 white paws; long white whiskers; white mustache
Age:  ~ 8 years
Size:  Large
Named Lil Pete.  He looks like Garfield but has a curly tail that curls in towards his back.  He talks a lot.   Last seen 9/12/19 in area of Fuller Drive, Gastonia.   Current on shots, no microchip.   
Please contact 980-925-0749 or if found.

Beagle (10/21/19)
BeagleBeagleGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Brown, white and black w/ speckled stomach
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Age:  10 months
Named Gunner.  Never had his dew claws removed.  He was playing in an empty lot behind my house when a construction worker witnessed a man in a small red pickup truck stop and put him in the truck and drive away.  Missing from Rhyne Rd in the Alexis area (Dallas address but closer to Alexis. off of Alexis High Shoals Rd.).
Please contact 980-259-0080 or with any information. 

Dachshund (10/16/19)
DachshundGender:  Male
Missing since 10/15/19 from the Mcadenville/Cramerton area. He is not microchipped.
Please call 704-689-7914 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/15/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  gray dilute torti
Named Miss Kitty.  Missing since 10/11/19 from the Huntington Forest Neighborhood in Gastonia. She is a an inside cat.
Please contact if found.




Min Pin (11/14/19)
Min PinMin PinGender:  Male (unaltered)
Color:  Black/rust
Age:  5 years or older
Found running down W. Second Ave. with collar and leash on. 
Please contact to identify.

Dachshund Mix (11/13/19)
Dachshund MixGender:  Male
Color: Brown
Age:  ~ 1-2 years
Found in Stanley.  Wearing collar but number on the collar is disconnected.  No microchip.
Please call/text 704-408-1395 to identify.

Pit Mix(11/5/19)
Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Reddish-brown with white blotches on chest and neck
Age:  ~ less than 1 year
Found off of Ike Brooks Drive just outside of Kings Mountain near county line.   No collar or microchip. 
Please contact 561-693-8371 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/23/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogPlease contact 7046746626 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/23/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Found 10/22/19.
Please contact 808-557-9811 to identify.

German Shepherd (10/21/19)
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender:  Female
Color:  Black w/ white patch on chest
Age:  Vet estimated 3-5 years
No microchip.  Found 10/9/19 in area of 2nd and Avon St in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-780-5183 or to identify.

Pit Bull (10/17/19)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Mostly white with some black
Found 10/15/19 in Belmont.
Please email to identify.