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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.


Shih Tzu
Shih-TzuGender:  Male
Age:  11 years
Named Thomas.  Lost in area of in Catawba Hills off of Beaty School Road, Gastonia.
Please call 704-616-2957 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Age:  ~ 9 months
Missing since 3/4/18 in area of Lowell, near the Boys and Girls Club.  She has a tattoo near her spay scar.
Please call 704-915-8100 or email if found.

Mini Doberman Mix
Mini Doberman MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Black, brown and white
Size:  Medium, 32-33 lbs.
Age:  4 years
Named Pee Wee. Missing since 2/27/18 from North Edgemont Ave., Gastonia. He was last seen wearing a brown leather collar.
Please contact 434-471-1973 or 832-867-5684 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat
Domestic Long Hair CatGender: Male
Color/Markings:  Orange and white with a white heart shape on back
Named Blaze.  Missing since 2/25/18. Blaze is an indoor and outdoor cat. He was last seen on Reese Wilson Rd., Belmont. 
Please contact 704-214-3784 if found. 

Rednose Bulldog Terrier
Rednose Bulldog TerrierRednose Bulldog TerrierGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Red
Missing since 2/27/18 from Raleigh Court, Gastonia.  Named Nani.  She is a very short but thick dog. She is a bit fatter than in the pictures because she has been fixed since then.
Please contact 704-252-2060 if found.

German Shepherd
German ShepherdGerman ShepherdGender: Male
Color:  Brown/black
Age:  11 months 
Last seen off 216 Gaston County near Beattie Rd. REWARD offered.
Please contact if found.

Cane Corso
Cane CorsoCane CorsoColor: Black
Size:  Large
Age:  10 months
Name is Shadow.  Missing from Little Mountain Forbes area.
Please contact 716-990-8951 if found.

Birman Cat
CatCatGender: Female
Color:  Silver w/ blue eyes
She has a broken front upper tooth. Missing since 2/19/18 from 3rd and Columbia St., Gastonia.   REWARD offered. 
Please call 980-272-7169 if found.

Jack Russell
Color: Black and white
Named Dominio.
Schnauzer Mix
Color:  Tan and white
Named Scruffy.
Please contact 704-214-2161 if found.

Pit/Lab Mix
Lab/Pit MixGender: Female
Color:  Black w/ white chest
Age:  ~ 4 years
Named Zoe. Missing since 2/26/18. She is an overweight house dog, knows her name and all commands.
Please contact or 704-477-7109 if found.

Gender: Male
Color:  Black and white
Named Andy.  Lost in area of Cramerton.
Please call 704-689-1795 or 704-524-0316 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.



BeagleGender:  Male
Found off of Union Road near Firestone Wesleyan Church.  He is not chipped but was wearing a black collar, no tags.
Please contact to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier Mix
Jack Russell Terrier MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Age:  5
Found near Lewis and Freedom Mill Sunoco station.
Please contact captkirk.a@LIVE.COM to identify.

Beagle/Pit Mix
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Size:  ~ 30 lbs.
Age:  Under 2 years
She has 1 eye that is half blue. She is currently pregnant appears that she could give birth within the week. Found 3/9/18.
Please call 704-936-8423 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogPlease call 704-263-2444 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found in the woods off Backside Trail at Crowders Mountain.  His left front leg is injured.
Please contact 704-853-5375 to identify.

Pit Bull
Found 2/26/18 on Fallswood Drive in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull
Pit MixPit MixGender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black with white markings
Found 2/21/18 in Cherryville area.
Please call 704-813-5203 to identify.

BeagleBeagleGender:  Female
Age:  ~ 7 years
Found wearing a pink collar in Dallas.
Please contact or 704-922-9279 to identify.