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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.


Boxer (7/17/19)
Color:  Fawn
Named Riggins.
Great Dane
Color:  Black
Named Hank.
They had just had a bath so they don’t have their collars on.  Both dogs lost in area of Stanley.
Please call 704-898-6839 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/8/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brown/golden
Age:  1 year
Size:  ~ 25 lbs.
Named Rose.  She is skinny with long legs, pink claws, black pads, pink and black nose and light brown eyes.  Her left ear sticks up.  She was wearing a black collar with white spots, no tags, when she went missing 4/4/19 from Waterlynn Dr. off of Pole Branch in Lake Wylie area.  Last seen 4/5/19 on stateline and 274 heading toward Lake Wylie Mobile Home Community.
Please call or text 512-995-1632 if found.

Terra/Pit Mix (7/5/19)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Fawn w/ white chest; white stripe on mask; white tip on tail
Age:  8 months
Named Alley.  She was wearing a pink collar when lost 7/4/19 in area of Canvasback Court, Gastonia in the Mallard Crossing subdivision located on Crowders Creek Rd.
Please call 704-214-2492 if found.

Jack Russell Terrier (7/5/19)
Jack Russell TerrierGender:  Female
Color:  Off white, speckled body with a brown circle around right eye
Age: ~ 14 years
Named Hammer.  Has some loss of hearing.  Lost 6/30/19 in area of Kelly Road, Mount Holly/Stanley. 
Please contact if found.

Pit Bull Mix (7/4/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Light brownish with a red tent, white on chest
Age:  3 years
Answers to name Pig.  Wearing a red collar when lost.
Please contact 704-214-5529, 704-460-0352 or if found.

Hound Mix
Hound MixHound MixGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly brown with a black back
Named DayZ (Daisy).  She was wearing a dark pink collar with tag when lost 6/26/19 off of Parkgrace Rd in Kings Mountain beside the Kings Mountain Gateway trail (Foote trail) and the mine.  She has floppy ears.
Please call 828-429-8331 or 828-817-3897 if found.

Boxer/Terrier Mix (7/1/19)
Boxer/Terrier MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  ~ 50 lbs.
Age:  8 years
Named Patrick (Paddy).  Was wearing a collar and tag when lost 6/28/19  in area of New Haven Drive.
Please contact 704 867-4238 if found.

Shepherd/Lab Mix (6/27/19)
Shepherd/Lab MixGender:  Male
Named Sam.  He is microchipped.  Last seen 6/26/19 by the YMCA Pool in Cherryville. REWARD offered!
Please contact if found.

Cat (6/27/19)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Dark/light brown marbling w/ white on feet, belly and chin
Lost 6/1/19.  She was wearing a collar on with her rabies tag and a tag saying Johnson 803-809-5660, # is not correct.
Please call 803-465-7629 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tabby; dark stripes; white belly/paws; brown nose
Age:  1 year
Named Darling.  Lost 4/2/19 near Howe Dairy Road, Gastonia.   $50 REWARD offered.
Please contact 857-615-7690 or to identify.




Mixed Breed Dog (7/18/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle
Age:  ~ 4/5 months
Found off of Union Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

German Shepherd (7/12/19)
German ShepherdColor:  Brown and black
Found 7/11/19 on Churchill Dr.  by library.  Dog is microchipped but no owner information found by vet.
Please contact 704-689-1465 to identify.   

Shepherd/Lab Mix (7/12/19)
Shepherd/Lab MixGender:  Male
Color: Black and tan with a more white chest and belly
Found in area of Brevard Place Rd., Iron Station near E. Highway 27.
Please contact 704-361-8118 or to identify.

Pit Bull Mix (7/10/19)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Tan and white with a white line down head
Age:  Puppy
Found 7/9/19 on Boat Club Road.  
Please call 704-309-8794 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/9/19)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found in Gaston County near SC Border.
Please call 704-258-5609 to identify.

Schnauzer Mix (7/5/19)
Schnauzer MixSchnauzer MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black & white
Wiry hair.  Found on corner of Bessemer City Rd. & Myrtle School Rd.  No tags but had collar with daisy print.
Please contact 704-308-9529 or 704-674-7011 to identify.

Found 7/2/19 in Bessemer City.  Microchipped, company has been notified.
Please call 704-718-0883 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (6/27/19)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found in Kings Mountain area. 
Please contact 704-974-8478 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black w/ white spot under neck
Found in area of Myrtle School and Linwood Rd. , Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Collie/Shepherd Mix (6/24/19)
Collie/Shepherd MixCollie Shepherd MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and brown c
Age:  Vet estimated 8-10 years
No collar, tags or microchip. Found on Rutledge Rd., Mt.Holly.
Please call 704-718-9810 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  White and black/gray w/ striped tail
Age:  ~ 6 months
Found 6/16/19 in area of Puetts Chapel Rd., Dallas.  Not fixed and no collar.
Please contact to identify.