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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.


Maine Coone Cat
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange with white belly
Age:  14 years 
Size:  18 lbs.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black with gold/green eyes
Named Jasper.  He is current on all shots, microchipped and was wearing a blue collar with tag when lost in area of Overlake Drive near New Hope Road and Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont.
Please call 704-747-4063 if found.

Cattle Dog Mix
Cattle DogGender:  Male
Color:  Black, brown & gray w/ one gray paw
Age:  3 years
Please contact if found.

German Shepherd
German ShepherdGender:  Female
Color: Mostly black with brown
Age:  8 years 
Has tall ears and was wearing a blue collar when lost. 
Please contact 803-804-8786 if found.

LabLabGender: Female
Color:  Black
Age:  7 years
Named Baby.  Lost in Crowders Creek Rd area.
Please contact if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/25/18)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Female
Color:  Brown
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Estrella.  Lost 10/20/18.
Please call 704-674-7642 or 704-616-3079 if found.

Golden Doodle
Golden DoodleGolden DoodleColor:  Reddish brown
Age:  5 months
Answers to Sadie.  Wearing a blue collar and green harness when lost 10/22/18 in area of Huffstetler Road, Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Orange tabby with green eyes
Age:  3 years
Size:  ~ 10 lbs.
Missing since July.
Please contact 704-417-2700 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Size:  15 pounds
Age:  3 years
Named Bo.  Missing since 10/15/18 from area near Ashbrook Park Rd. and Loray Farm Rd. in Dallas.
Please call 704-748-3982 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color/Markings:  Orange and white; white feet; distinctive white mark on face
Named Yellow.  Lost 10/14/18 from Lewis Farm Road in Bessemer City.
Please contact 864-905-8640 or if found.

AHusky and Great Pyreneesge:  2 years
Great Pyrenees
Age:  8 months old
Both dogs are unneutered.
Please contact if found.

Hound Mix
Hound MixGender:  Male
Color:  Beige w/ brown markings
Age:  15 months
Last seen in Robinson Rd. area of Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Color/Markings: Seal-point coat, blue eyes, black tail
Age:  Senior
Size:  Small
Answers to Roy Roy.  Wearing a rainbow collar with a bell when last seen 10/8/18 in Deertrack neighborhood, Mt. Holly. Extremely skittish.
Please contact 828-748-8207 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/11/18)
Domestic Short Hair CatSiameseGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby
Size:  Small 
Age:  1 year
Named Bob.  Lost 9/24/18 from the historic district in Gastonia near Garrison Blvd. and South Street.
Please email or call 704-718-4917 if found.

Pit Mix
Pit MixMountain FeistGender:  Female (spayed)
Color/Markings:  Light tan w/ white floppy ears
Age:  4 years
Named Daisy.
Mountain Feist
Color:  Tan
Age:  3 years
Named Piper.
Both dogs have been missing since 10/9/18 from North Myrtle School Road area not far from the Walmart. 
Please contact 704-718-8840 if found.

Husky/Pit Mix
Husky/Pit MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black on body with brindle on legs and face, white on chest and paws
Age:  2 years
Named Ace.   Lost in area around S. New Hope Rd. near Barber Rd. No collar.
Please contact if found.

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.

Gender: Male
Age:  14 years
Named Smokeyjoe.  Missing from Gaston County Courthouse area of Gastonia since 6/29/18. He is microchipped.
Please contact 828-744-3576 or if found.



Dachshund Mix (11/6/18)
DachshundDachshundGender:  Male (intact)
Found 11/1/18 in the middle of Dameron Road almost where Dameron meets Kiser.  No chip.
Please contact 704-678-6139 to identify.

German Shepherd
German ShepherdGender:  Female
Found in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Shepherd Mix
Shepherd MixGender:  Male (unneutered)
Found on East Catawba Drive.  Wearing a camoufalge collar but no tags.
Please contact to identify.

Terrier/Yorkie Mix
Gender: Female
Size:  Small
No collar, tags or microchip.  Found 10/18/18 near Birchcrest Drive in Dallas.
Please contact or 704-922-0664 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Brown and white
Found 10/15/18 on East Academy Street in Cherryville.
Please contact 704-231-0396 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Found 10/14/18 near Blacksnake and Franklin Court in Stanley. Had collar, but no chip.
Please contact 704-263-4466 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tabby with white belly & paws
Found in Stanley.
Please email to identify.

Hound Mix
Hound MixAge:  1-3 years
Unneutered.  Wearing a blue collar when found on Rufus Ratchford Road.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix
Pit MixPit MixGender: Male
Color:  White with gray/brown spots
Found 10/9/18.
Please contact 704-806-6323 to identify.

HuskyHuskyColor/Markings: Black, white and brown w/ brown eyes, right eye has a small blue spot
Found on Lineberger Rd. in Stanley.
Please call 704-574-5133 to identify.

Lab Mix
Lab MixGender:  Female

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Found on Shady Bark in South Pines off Union Road.  No collar.
Please email to identify.

Miniature Pinscer
Miniature PinscerAge: Older
Please call 803-610-9767 to identify.