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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.



Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/20/17)
Gender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Orange and white
Age:  ~ 1 year
Named Piranha.  Missing since 1/24/17 from Mauney Farm Rd, Cherryville area.
Please contact 704-308-8781 if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/15/17)
Mixed Breed DogMissing since 2/15/17 from area off Golf Course Drive.  Was not wearing a collar.  Answers to Harley.  Very skittish.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua Mix (2/9/17)
Chihuahua MixChihuahua MixGender:  Male
Age:  6 years
Last seen on Able Road and Dameron in Bessemer City.  He was wearing a spike collar when lost and is missing  his 2 bottom teeth.
Please contact 704-920-0618 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (2/8/17)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Black
She has a clipped ear and was wearing a collar with tag when lost 2/6/17 in area off Chapel Grove School Rd. in Chapel Acres MHP, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-351-7155 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (2/7/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Age:  8 years
Missing since November from the York Chester Historic District near downtown Gastonia. He name is Meany and she usually wears a bell collar with 'Meanie' on it.
Please contact if found.

2 Retriever/Lab Mixes (1/30/17)
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Light blonde with a slightly darker kind of triangular marking on nose
Age:  2 1/2 years
Named Rocky.
Gender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Golden with curly hair
Age:  2 1/2 years
Named Sam.  
They were both wearing red white and blue collars with ID tags and are microchipped. Missing since 1/26/17 from Stonewood Estates Drive in Cherryville.  REWARD offered.
If found, please contact 704-718-0976.

Lab (1/30/17)
LabLabGender:  Female
Color:  Yellow
Size:  ~ 80 lbs.
Lost 1/27/17.  She is not spayed or microchipped.
Please call 412-852-0520 or 412-420-0268.


Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/30/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Tortoiseshell
Age:  9 years
Named Miley.  Missing from Cloninger Road, Dallas.
Please call 980-522-6179 if found. 

Mixed Breed Dog (1/24/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Answers to Dozer.  
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/24/17)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange tabby
Size:  13 lbs.
Age:  18 years
Missing since 1/20/17.  His right ear has a "v" shaped notch on the point.  He goes by the name of Pooter.
Please contact 704-860-1084 if found.

Pit (1/24/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Gray brown
Size:  60-65 lbs.
Age:  5 years
Named Mustafa.  Missing from Georgetown Drive in the Kings Woods area of Gastonia. Had a chain link chain around neck when lost.
If found, please call 704-691-7591.

Siamese Mix (1/23/17)
Siamese MixSiamese MixColor:  Tan, gray & white
Age:  1 year
Named Sapphire.  Missing from Mcniel St., Gastonia.  Last seen in neighborhood near hospital area.
Please contact 980-320-7750 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/23/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Please contact if found. 




Pit Bull (2/24/17)
Pit BullGender:  Female (spayed)
Found on 2/19/17 at Stone Wood neighborhood in Dallas.  No microchip.
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (2/22/17)
Domestic Medium Hair CatColor: Orange
Cat has a big fluffy tail.  Found at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
Please contact 859-533-4575 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/21/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Found 2/21/17 on North Main St. and Eagle Road in Belmont.  Collar on with no tag and no chip.
Please contact 240-506-3466 to identify.

Boxer/Pit Mix (2/20/17)
Boxer/Pit MixGender:  Female
Found wandering the Stonewood neighborhood in Dallas - directly across the road from WC Friday Middle School. She is crying to get into the houses. No collar. 
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull/American Bull Mix (2/20/17)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Blue & white
Age:  Adult
Found 2/18/17 in Waco.  Dog was wearing collar and tag, but phone # was disconnected. 
Please call or text  919-524-0890 to identify.

Maltese/Poodle Mix (2/20/17)
Color: White
Age:  ~ 8 years (vet estimate)
Found across the street from Webb Street School, Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.

Lab Mix (2/16/17)
Lab MixGender:  Male
Color:  Yellow
Was wearing a blue shock collar when found 2/15/17 in the Keltic Meadows neighborhood of Gastonia near W A Bess Elementary School and Cooks Lake Rd.
Please contact 704-975-3660 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/12/17)
DogFound 2/9/17 on S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact 704-460-1962 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (2/10/17)
Gender:  Male
Size:  Small
Found 2/9/17 on New Hope Road.
Please contact 704-460-1962 to identify. 

Pomeranian Mix (2/8/17)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Light blonde/tan, mainly light orange
Found around Fenwick Hall Court in Gastonia. He has bad teeth - broken upper teeth and missing lower teeth.
Please contact to identify. 

Dachshund Mix (2/7/17)
Dachshund MixDachshund MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and brown
Age:  ~ 6 months
She was wearing a pink leopard print collar, no tags, no microchip when found 2/6/17 in Apart Court Apartments neighborhood, Belmont.
To identify, please contact     

Mixed Breed Dog (2/6/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Male
Color/Markings: Black with white
Age:  ~ 2-3 years
Please contact 704-281-0595 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (2/1/17)
Mixed Breed DogFound in Gastonia.
Please call 704-451-0006 to identify.

Husky Mix (1/31/17)
Husky MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black & white
Age:  Young 
Found 1/27/17 on Oakridge Rd. Clover near Gaston County line.
Please contact 704-953-2589 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (1/30/17)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Male 
Found on S. Rhyne St. in Dallas.
Please contact to identify.

Dingo Mix (1/30/17)
Dingo MixDingo MixGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle
Age:  ~ 8 months
He was wearing a red shock collar and a yellow and gray reflective collar when found 1/27/17 on Kiser Rd. in Bessemer City near Tryon School Rd. area.
Please contact 704-915-7103 to identify.

Chihuahua (1/30/17)
Was wearing a decorative collar but no tags.
Both dogs were found in West Gastonia Walgreens parking lot. They were dirty and appeared to have been wandering for awhile.
Please contact to identify. 

Lab (1/30/17)
LabGender:  Female
Color:  Yellow
Found 1/27/17 in the Monticello Woods Subdivision in Gastonia.
Please contact to identify.


Pit (1/27/17)
PitPitGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Brown or red w/ slightest hint of blue
Age:  ~ 1 year
Was wearing a pink harness when found on Chapel Grove School Rd. in area of Chapel Grove, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-351-7155 (am/pm) or 704-330-3511 (pm) to identify.

Pit Mix (1/25/17)
Pit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Orange, brown & white
Appears to have recently had a litter of pups.  Found 1/24/17 at the intersection of Highway 321 and Telegraph Drive, Gastonia.
Please contact 803-448-0193 or to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/25/17)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Black & white
Found in the Philadelphia Church Rd area.
Please contact 704-813-0639 to identify.

Ferret (1/24/17)
Found in the Hudson Blvd area.
Please call 704-866-3300 to identify.