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Animal Care and Enforcement

Lost and Found Pets

To View Animals AT the Shelter
Kittens in 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.


To View Animals NOT at the Shelter
Lost and Found
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.



Mixed Breed Dog (10/24/16)
Mixed Breed DogNamed Rico.
Missing from Southridge Dr., Belmont.
Please contact 704-960-0339 if found.

Rat Terrier (10/21/16)
Rat TerrierRat TerrierGender:  Male
Color/markings:  Blue hair is thinner than his white hair and he has moles
Age:  ~ 16 years
Named Blue.  Missing since 10/18/16 from Landau Circle off of Mayberry Rd. in Dallas near the Alexis area. He is almost completely deaf so he may not come when called
Please call 704-614-6408 or 704-648-2272.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/20/16)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color:  Tan and white
Size:  80-90 lbs.
Named Duke.  Lost 10/18/2016 in the Bessemer City/Kings Mountain area.  He is friendly, but may be aggressive towards other dogs or males.  
If found, please call 704-734-8997. 

Domestic Long Hair Cat (10/19/16)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tri-color calico
Size:  Large
Missing since 10/16/16 from Creekwood Dr. in the Dallas area.
Please call 704-674-6823 if found.

Cat (10/19/16)
Gender:  Male( neutered)
Color:  Black
Named Scorch.  Is microchipped. Last seen between Alexis Lucia Rd. and Timber Creek Dr. in Stanley. 
Please cal 704-915-1234 if found.

Yorkshire Terrier (10/18/16)
Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire TerrierGender:  Male
Color: Black and Brown
Named Tofu.  Lost 10/12/16 in the Country Creek Neighborhood around 74 business.
Please contact 704-300-3813, 704-300-7354 or 704-466-7322 if found.

Cat (10/17/16)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Solid gray with yellow eyes
Age:  Adult
Lost in West Gastonia.
Please contact at or 704-865-1104 if found. 

Red Nose Pit Bull (10/17/16)
Red Nose Pit BullRed Nose Pit BullGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Light brown with a white "T" on back of neck, four white paws, white tip on tail, white check mark on nose and white chest
Named Boo. Missing since the beginning of August from Scruggs St. in Gastonia near the R.O's Barbecue Restaurant.  $250 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-866-7869, 704-685-8182 or if found.

Lab/Chow Mix (10/13/16)
Lab/Chow MixLab/Chow MixGender:  Male
Age:  ~ 6 years
Named Rascus. Well obedience trained and will heel to your left side.
Please contact if found.

Pit Bull (10/13/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color: Tan
Named Diesel.  Lost in Belmont across the street from South Point High School.  He was wearing a red collar with white dog bones on it and owners contact information.  He is microchipped.
Please contact 704-740-2161 or 704-914-7305 if found.

Dachshund (10/12/16)
DachshundGender:  Male
Color:  Brown with a lo of white on face
Age:  17 years
Family was in town to avoid the hurricane in Myrtle Beach.  Dog was lost in Lowell.
Please call 843-902-2138 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (10/11/16)
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Gray with white hair in ears and symmetrical white markings on face
Size:  Large
Missing from Owens Avenue in Gastonia which is around the corner from New Hope off of Garrison.  He is not wearing his collar.
If found, please call 704-460-3703. 

Shepherd/Lab Mix (10/11/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:     1 year
Size:  30 lbs.
Named Cricket
She's very timid and may be difficult to secure.   She has a limp due to an old accident, her left knee is damaged and much larger than her right one.
Please contact 704-650-4829 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/11/16)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  3-4 years
His left eye is dilated more than the right eye.  He has a bump on the right side of his face. The end of his tail is hooked slightly.  Last seen September 28 in Monticello Woods.  He is chipped (053809823-AVID) and registered in Gaston County.  He was not wearing a collar.  His tag number is 504386. He can be called with "mow mow."
If found, please call 704-747-4737. 

German Shepherd (10/3/16)
German ShepherdRottweiler/Pit MixAge:  2 years
Named Radar.  Microchipped.
Rottweiler/Pit Mix
Age:  14 years
Named Rocky.  He is deaf.
Both dogs were wearing collars with name & ID on tags when lost 9/30/16 from Kelly Road, Mt. Holly (Stanley side).
Please contact 704-263-2358 or 989-721-7571 if found.

Doberman Pincer (9/30/16)
Doberman PincerDoberman PincerGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black with a golden underside and gray around nose area
Size:  Medium
Age:  13 years
Goes by the names of Capitu, Chi Chi or Bebe.  Missing since 9/29/16 from Crowder’s View Community in Gastonia.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 980-989-4598 or

Pit Bull (9/30/16)
Pit BullGender: Female
Color:  Gray & white
Named Molly.  Missing since September 22, 2016 near Dallas Bessemer City Hwy. REWARD offered.
Please call 980-635-9100 if found.

Maltese (9/30/16)
Age:  8 years
Named Einstein.
American Bulldog
Age:  5 1/2 months
Named Cinderella.
Both dogs have been missing since 9/29/16 from Mauney Farm Road, Cherryville.
Please contact 828-234-7969 if found.

Chihuahua (9/29/16)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Light brown
Please contact 704-349-0157 or 704-970-0897 if found. 

Pit Bull (9/28/16)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Age:  4 months
Lost in Lowell off of Main Street/Lowell Spencer Mtn. Road on 9/24/16.  Named Millie.
Please contact 704-678-7175 or if found.

Siberian Husky (9/28/16)
Siberian HuskyGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Gray and white; one eye is blue with a spot of brown in it, the other is brown with a spot of blue in it
Age:  ~ 10 years
Currently has a chain attached to collar that he broke and got loose from.  Lost in area of Cane Forest Drive, Dallas.
Please call 704-524-5205 if found.




Shih-Tzu Mix (10/23/16)
Color:  Black and white
Age:  Older
Found 10/22/16 in the Best Town Road area of Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-675-0883 to identify. 

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (10/23/16)
Size:  Small
Found in Harper Park in Stanley off Black Snake Road.
Please contact 704-460-1602 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (10/19/16)
Mixed Breed DogAge:  Old
Found in Riverfront Community in Mount Holly. 
Please call 704-898-4499 to identify.

Pit Bull (10/18/16)
Pit BullGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Brindle
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 10/16/16 on Bob Friday Rd.
Please call 704-923-5557 to identify.

Lab (10/18/16)
LabLabGender:  Male
Color:  Chocolate
Age:  Young
Found 10/16/16 on Central Ave. in Belmont.
Please contact 704-964-1661 or to identify.

Lhasa Apso Mix (10/17/16)
Lhasa ApsoGender: Female
Age:  Older
Found 10/12/16 on Dallas/High Shoals Highway between Food Lion and Park Rd.  She has a right front foot deformation.  Collar with no tags.
Please call 704-824-9887 to identify.

2 Mixed Breed Dogs (10/17/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogFound on 13th St. in Bessemer City.
Please contact to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (10/13/16)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Found near the 321 Flea Market. She was starving, dehydrated and had a broken toe on her back right leg.  Leg appears to have been hurt at some point, but she can walk and run just fine.
Please contact 980-729-4301 to identify.

Chihuahua (10/7/16)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Brown spots on black
Size:  ~ 10 lbs.
Found at on Kendrick Rd., Gastonia.  No tags.
Please call 704-728-7270 to identify.

Shepherd/Hound Mix (10/4/16)
Shepherd/Hound MixShepherd/Hound MixGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Mostly black with brown and white facial features, a curly tail with white tip and white paws
Found in Belmont at the Holiday Inn Express. She was wearing a purple collar with white stitches, and had two black shoe strings tied to make a leash, no I.D. or tags.
Please contact 704-676-2046 to identify.

Beagle Mix (10/3/16)
BeagleGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly black with white at the tip of tail
Found 10/1/16 in the Dollar Tree parking lot by Walmart on Franklin Blvd. No microchip, identification or a collar.
Please contact 704-674-7112 or 704-451-0618 to identify.

Husky (9/29/16)
HuskyGender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Black, brown and white with blue eyes
Found on McLean Street in Gastonia.  Took her to Dickson Animal Clinic, no microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (9/26/16)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Gray and white
Age:  9-12 weeks
Found in the Lineberger Park area off of Garrison.
Please contact to identify.

Snake (9/26/16)
Found in the Belmont area. 
Please call 704-214-4183 to identify.