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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.


Golden Retriever/Lab Mix
Golden Retriever/Lab MixGolden Retriever/Lab MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Golden with white face and white stripe down belly, couple of dark spots on tongue, scar on right ear
Named Tanner.  Last seen on Hand Circle in Lowell.
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.

Mixed Breed Dog
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black with 3 paws with white spots
Size:  Small
Age:  Puppy
Goes by Lola.  She is too young for rabies, but current on remaining shots.  Was wearing a green halter when lost.
Please contact 704 823-1294, 704-675-1563 or 704 -591-5695 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/13/19)
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

YorkieYorkieGender:  Female
Color: White and brown
Named Lucy.  She has one ear down, one up. Just weaned puppies, still has milk.  
Please contact if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (5/9/19)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  White spots on stomach
Age:  10 years
Named Huidini.  He was wearing a brown collar with spikes and tags when last seen about a month ago on E. Second Ave.
Please call 803-810-3952 if found.  

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/9/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tabby with white paws and belly, dark stripes, some orange, brown nose
Size:  Small
Age:  1 year
Named Darling.  Lost 4/2/19 near Goddard Ln. and Howe Dairy Road, Gastonia.
Please call 857-615-7690 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/7/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray with very small patch of white on chest and orange eyes
Age:  3 years
Named Stoney.  Last seen in a purple collar but may have slipped out of it.  
Please call 281-901-2846 if found.

Lab (5/7/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black with white marking on chest
Age:  1 1/2 years
Size:  115 lbs.
Answers to Pierson Baxter.
Gender:  Male
Color:  Golden brown with a white thin strip under mouth
Age:  6 months
Size:  ~ 25 lbs.
Answers to Boomer.
Please contact 704-648-9807 if found.

Bassett Hound (4/30/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Tri-color
Lost 4/26/19 in area of Chapel Grove/ Crowder's Mtn.
If found, please contact

3 Beagle/Hound Mixes (4/29/19)
Beagle/Hound MixBeagle/Hound MixBeagle/Hound MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown/white
Age:  1. 4 years
Named Elly Mae.
Gender:  Female
Color:  Blonde/white
Age: 2. 3 years
Named Stella Jane.
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black/brindle
Age:  3. 3 years
Named Diesal.
All three dogs have been missing since 3/17/19.
Please call 704-915-0178 if found.

Lab Mix
Mixed Breed DogsColor:  Brindle
Size:  Small
Treeing Walker Coon Hound
Wearing collar.
Both dogs are chipped and were lost 4/25/19 in area of South Point Rd., Belmont.
Please call 704-661-0964 or 704-622-2488 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/26/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Named possum.  Lost in area of Brentwood Lane, Stanley.  Had surgery on back leg area that is still noticeable.
Please call 704-507-3878 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tabby
Age:  4 years
Named Squeaks.
Please call 704-907-7387 or 704-678-5019 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Size:  Small
Age:  2 years
Named Kida.   Lost 4/21/19 in in area of Belmont/Mt. Holly at Dotsons Trailer Park.   She's not spayed or declawed.
Please contact 704 678 5182 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange/White
Age: 7 years
Size:  Large
Named  Tucker.  Last seen 4/18/19 in area of Belvedere / Cumberland Ave.
If found, please contact 704 214-1899.  

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/22/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tabby
Age:  4 years
Distinctive markings on side. 
Please call 704-678-5019 or 704-907-7387 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/22/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black and orange
Named Nuget.  Missing from area of South Point Road and Boat Club Road in Belmont.   She is not declawed.  $100 REWARD offered.
Please call 704-249-7012 if found.

LabGender:  Female
Color:  Yellow w/ small black spot on upper back
Age:  5 years
Named Maya.  Lost in area of Lamplighter Lane off Kelly Road.  Last seen by owners 4/14/19; last seen 4/16/19 by bystanders at recycling company off Hwy 27.  No collar.
Please call 704-618-5985 or 704-661-1142 if found.

BeagleBeagleGender:  Male
Color:  White, light brown and dark brown
Age:  11-13 years
Named Joe.   Lost in Gastonia near the Northhampton neighborhood. He has a large fat "tumor" on his side which protrudes out and is very obvious.  He also has cataracts.
Please contact or 704-648-6971 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Mostly gray, with dark stripes all over
Size:  Large
Named Prince Lune.  Last seen 4/11/19 in area of Jackson Road, Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

LabLabGender:  Male
Color:  Black w/ little white spot on chest
Age:  8 years
Named Huidini. 
Please contact 803-810-3952 if found.





Shih Tzu Mix (5/15/19)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black
Gender:  Female
Color:  White
Found in Cherryville. Poodle is microchipped but unregistered.
Please contact 704-477-0251 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/10/19)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor/Markings:  Black with tuxedo markings and white tipped paws
Age:  Adult
Cat is not declawed.  Found about May 1st in South Gastonia in the vicinity of Neal Hawkins/Hudson Road intersection. 
Please contact or 980-522-8345 to identify.

Pit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Blue with white markings on neck.
Please contact 864-907-2598 or 704-607-9777 to identify.

Yorkie Mix
Yorkie MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Found 5/6/19 on Pine Island Dr., Charlotte close to the Gaston County line.
Please contact 704-860-3089 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog
Beagle MixMixed Breed DogFound in Gastonia, Lowell.
Please contact to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found 3/3 /19 in Mt. Holly
Please call 704-718-9810 to identify.  

Mixed Breed Dog
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Found on Kiser Road. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Mix (4/29/19)
Pit MixFound at Crowders Mountain State Park.
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify. 

Terrier Mix
Pit Beagle MixTerrier MixGender:  Male
Pit/Beagle Mix
Gender:  Male
Both dogs were found running down Franklin near Sake in Gastonia.  No microchips.
Please call 704-214-0010 to identify.

LabColor:  Chocolate
Found on the corner of Laurel Lane and Garrison Blvd.  No chip or nametag on collar.
Pleasec ontact to identify.