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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.


Domestic Medium Hair Cat (8/10/20)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Medium Hair CatColor:  Orange tabby
Age:  ~ 2 years 
Size:  Large
Named Merlin.  Missing from from Cherryville near Delview Road.  REWARD offered for return!
Please contact 704-473-1120 or 704-418-6224 if found.

Pit Bull (8/6/20)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Blue & white
Age:  12 years
Lives in Charlotte, but last seen in  Mt. Holly.
Please contact 980-785-5637 if found.

Cane Corso (8/3/20)
Cane CorsoCane Corso and Dalmatian/Pit MixGender:  Male (intact)
Color/Markings:  Touch of white on each paw and a darker section down back
Age:  10 months
Named Baloo.  His tail has been altered but left longer than most altered tails. 
Dalmatian/Pit Mix 
Dalmatian/Pit MixCane Corso and Dalmatian/Pit MixGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black and white
Age:  9 years
Named Layla.  She is microchipped.
Both dogs were last seen 8/1/20 just below the intersection of Chestnut and Second Ave. , Gastonia.
Please contact 704-533-2956 or if found.

Husky (8/3/20)
HuskyHuskyGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  White with gray markings on face; black markings on back;  black reddish spot on white tail;  one blue eye and one brown eye
Age:  2 years
Named Akita.  Lost 8/1/20 in area off of Hoyles Creek and Rhyne Rd. in Dallas.
Please contact 980-318-8873 or 704-953-9681 if found.

Dachshund Mix (8/3/20)
Dachshund MixDachshund MixGender:  Female
Size:  12-14 lbs.
Named Lulu.  Last seen 8/1/20 on Helton Rd. in Cherryville.  No collar.
Please contact 704-898-9478 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (7/31/20)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Gray & white
Age:  1 year
Size:  Small
Cat has health issues.  Last seen on 321 in South Gastonia.
Please contact 713-505-6643 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/31/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:   Female (spayed)
Color:  Dark black/gray striped tabby; small white patch of fur on chest
Age:  6 years
Named Maddie.  Was wearing a bright pink collar when lost 5/14/20 in area of Bluffs Apts.   No microchip.  $500 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-810-0387 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (7/29/20)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  7 years
Named Sweetness.  Lost 4/3/19 in Cherryville.  Microchipped. $500 REWARD offered.
Please call 704-819-9124 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/27/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Tan and white
Size:  Small
Named King.  Lost in Gastonia.  Has big ears.
Please contact if found.

German Shepherd (7/22/20)
German ShepherdGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black/sable
Age:  8 months
Named Gracie.  Lost 7/21/20 in area of Buckoat Street,  Stanley.
Please contact 704-263-8976 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/21/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color: Predominately brown-gray tabby, with black stripe down back and ringed tail
Age:  ~ 8 years
Named Archie.  Has a raspy, quiet "meow".  Missing since 7/20/20 from Maria Lynn Court near Kendrick and Gaston Day School roads.  $250 REWARD offered.
If found, please contact 704-833-1440 or

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/14/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  White and black w/ black spots on back and top of head
Named Oreo.  He was wearing a collar with name when lost in Forest Hills neighborhood - bounded by Marietta, Garrison, and York/Chester.  
Please contact 704-616-8779 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (7/14/20)
Domestic Medium Hair CatDomestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male
Coloring: Black and white tuxedo; front toes are white and back legs are white
Named Salem.  Missing since 7/13/20 from Tanglewood Dr., near greenway.  Wearing neon green cat collar w/ gold stars when lost.
If found, please contact 704-689-2116 or

Yorkie Poo (7/13/20)
Yorkie PooYorkie PooGender:  Female
Color:  Solid black with light graying from age
Age:  8 years
Named Khloe.  She was wearing a green collar with pink flamingoes when lost 7/8/20 from Green Circle Drive, Gastonia. 
Please contact 954-647-2788 or 704-718-0828 if found. 




Mixed Breed Dog (8/11/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Light brown/tan with white under chest and white on feet
Size:  ~ 43 lbs.
Found 8/8/20 on Robinwood Road in Gastonia near Harris Teeter. Has microchip, but it  isn’t active.
Please contact 908-461-3262 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/11/20)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Mostly black with white under neck, gray on face and paws
Age:  Older
Found 8/10/20 near Cox Lake Rd. along Lucia Riverbend Hwy.  No microchip.   Was wearing a gray collar.  He appears to be well fed but does have a couple scrape marks on front legs.
Please contact 704-827-7185, 704-616-1488. or to identify.

Siberian Husky (8/10/20)
Husky and MalamuteMalamuteHuskyGender:  Female
Color: White
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black and white
Both dogs were found off Edgewood Rd. in front of Food lion.  Both have collars but no tags.
Please contact 704-915-0106 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/10/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black/gray tabby with white markings and all paws are white
Found approximately 7/1/20 off of Henry Chapel Road in Belmont. She’s chipped but not registered. Her front paws are declawed. 
Please contact 704-577-8387 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (8/10/20)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle tan and black 
Has poor body score, you can see her ribs.  She is very skittish and has also had puppies.  Found 8/5/20 off Garrison and Paramount.
Please contact 704-345-2884 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/10/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (intact)
Color:  Black and white
Found 8/6/20 this on Wilkinson Blvd at the dealership that is under construction.  The crew says he had been coming around every day for a few days.   No microchip. 
Please contact 704-572-5601 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/6/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Found 8/6/20 on Elizabeth Circle, Gastonia.  Appears to have given birth recently.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (8/4/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Wearing a white flea collar when found at the store on Union Road in Gastonia.
Please contact 704-813-2050 to identify.

Blood Hound (8/2/20)
HoundGender:  Male
Found 8/1/20 at Jekyll and Hyde in Belmont. 
Please call 980-825-8900 to identify.

Lab (7/31/20)
LabAge:  ~ 5-6 months
Found on Dallas Cherryville Highway.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/28/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatColor:  All white with green eyes
Found 7/24/20 near Kings Mountain.
Please call 267-221-0563 to identify.

Husky (7/27/20)
HuskyGender:  Female
Color:  White
Found 7/17/20 on Queensgae near Laurel.  No collar and no chip.  She is house trained and crate trained.
Please contact to identify. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/27/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Gray and white
Found 7/23/20 on  Cason St. near Acme Rd. by the Food Lion on Perfection.
Please contact or Text 704-351-7187 to identify.

Pit Bull (7/27/20)
Gender:  Female
Found in Dallas/High Shoals area.
Please contact 828-748-5491 to identify.

Lab Mix (7/20/20)
Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  White/Ivory 
No tags or chip.  Found 7/2/20 on Sorrells Baxter Road near HWY 274 near Gaston/ Lincoln County line. 
Please contact or 980-989-0029 to identify.

Pit Mix (7/18/20)
Pit MixGender:  Male
Color:  White with brown spots
Found in Mt.Holly area. Not Chipped. 
Please contact to identify.

Cat (7/18/20)
Gender:  Male
Orange tabby with white paws and under belly
Age:  ~ 6-8 months
Found 7/16/20 on the golf course in Crowders Mountain.  Very friendly, but very skinny.
Please contact 203-809-4855 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/16/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black tabby with white paws
Age:  ~ 8 months
Found 7/15/20 at on Robinwood Rd. in Gastonia on 7/15.
Please contact 704-616-1436 to identify. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/14/20)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Torti
Age:  ~ 6 weeks
Found at corner of Cloninger and Business 321 in Dallas.
Please contact 980-285-3510 to identify.