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Lost and Found Pets


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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.



Lost & Found 

If you didn’t find your lost pet at our shelter, check out the community postings below. 

The following animals were lost or found in the Gaston County area.  These pets are not being held at Animal Control, 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.  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.

Animal Control 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 Control cannot guarantee that a given posting will be accurately matched with an impounded animal. Animal Control 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.

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  704-336-3786
Lincoln 704-736-8734
Shelby 704-481-9884
York 803-628-3190


Pit Bull (9/30/14)
Pit BullsGender:  Female
Color:  Blue and white
Age:  1 year
Named Rhea.
Pit Bull
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Age:  ~5 years
Named Hennessy.  She had puppies last summer.
Both dogs have been missing since 9/29/14 from Gardner Park neighborhood in Gastonia. They were wearing invisible fence collars when lost.
Please contact 704-421-2958 if found.

German Shepherd Mix (9/30/14)
German Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black with tan markings
Age:  4 years
Goes by Pongo.  Missing since 9/26/14 from area of Absher Road, Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-674-7921 if found.

Pit Bull Mix (9/29/14)
Pit Bull MixPit Bull MixGender:  Male
Color: Black with white feet/chest
Answers to the name Duke. Could still be wearing a red and black harness.  Lost in the vicinity of Queens Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact 704-335-9077 if found.

Kitten (9/22/14)
Color:  Gray& white striped; black stripe under neck; little black line around nose
Age:  3 months
It may have been hiding in truck while traveling from Meek Rd. down Patrick to Union,  Garrison, turned on Bartonwood then on 74 to Habitat for Humanity restore.
Please contact 610-710-6705 if found.

Russian Blue (9/20/14)
Russian BlueRussian BlueGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Solid gray with green eyes
Age:  2 years
Size:  ~10 lbs.
Lost 9/14 in area of Morning Dove Ct., Wild Wing subdivision off Crowders Creek Road.  Rabies vaccination is up to date, and he's received all other vaccinations. Named Seiji (pronounced say-gee). 
Please contact 704-584-5573 or 732-801-1444 if found.

Boxer (9/18/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  White with black spots
He has one blue eye and one brown eye.  Answers to Buddy.
Jack Russell Terrier
Gender:  Female
Color:  White with brown spots
Half of her face is marked.  Answers to Kota.
Both dogs are missing from Jupiter St. off of Myrtle School Road.
Please contact or 704-830-7746 if found.

German Shepherd/Lab Mix (9/11/14)
German Shepherd/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color: Tan with a White patch on chest
Name is Roxy. Missing since 9/10/2014 from the McAdenville area.
If found, please contact 980-989-3630.

Chihuahua (9/9/14)
Color:  Dark brown & tan
Size:  Very small
Age:  4 years
Missing since 9/6/2014 from Bessemer City.
Please contact if found.

Maine Coone (9/4/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Grayish-black with white markings, full white chest, white underbelly with shades of golden on lower sides, white up front half of front legs, white on back paws, golden green eyes
Size:  16 lbs.
Named Pete.  Missing since 8/25/14 from area of Mountain Island Lake / Gar Creek Cove / off Mount Holly Huntersville Road, Abernathy Road, Mountain Point Subdivision / Mountain Point Lane.
If found, please contact 704-756-7777.

Labrador Retriever (9/4/14)
LabGender:  Male
Color: Black with gray muzzle
Age:  10
Name is Barley. Lost 9/02/14 in Paradise Point, Belmont (Lake Wylie) area.
Please contact 704-622-5160 or if found.

Welsh Corgi/Lab Mix (9/3/14)
Welsh Corgi/Lab MixWelsh Corgi/Lab MixGender:  Male
Color: Brown with black markings
Name is Gucci.  Lost off Garrison Blvd near Summer Drive, his home is off South Highland Street.
Please contact 803-587-0427 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (9/3/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black with a few tufts of white hair underneath
Age:  1 year
He has a green mark on the side of his belly to show he has been neutered. His name is Lil Bit although he was not wearing his tags.  Missing since Aug 31st from Mt. Holly. REWARD offered.
Please contact if found.

Corgi Mix (9/3/14)
Corgi MixCorgi MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gold and white
Missing since 7/26. Short legs and a long body. He was last seen in Cramerton wearing a camouflage collar. REWARD offered for safe return.
Please call 704-651-7400 if found.

Shepherd Mix (8/28/14)
Shepherd MixGender:  Female
Age:  1 year
Name is Tater-tot.  She got loose in the Walmart parking lot on Myrtle School Rd., Gastonia on Monday, August 25, 2014.
Please contact 704-524-3342 if found.

Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix (8/26/14)
Gender:  Female
Missing since New Year's from Loray Farm Road area.
2014-08-26 Sassy
Please call 704-678-2958 if found.

Mastiff Mix (8/25/14)
MastiffGender: Male
Color:  Light brown with white markings on paws and chest
Age:  7 months
He was wearing an orange collar when last seen on the 900 block of Tot Dellinger Rd in Cherryville on Friday afternoon.
Please contact 704-300-5429 or if found.

Lab (8/25/14)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  5 years
Size:  Large, 88 lbs.
Was wearing silver choke chain with current rabies tag when lost 8/25/14 from Sweet Birch Ct. in the Willow Creek subdivision, Gastonia.
Please call 704-854-5213 or 704-860-5709 if found.



Husky (10/2/14)
Color:  Brown and off white
Wearing an orange collar when found off New Hope Rd.,  between Ozark Ave and I-85.
Please contact 980-522-2264 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (9/23/14)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Female
Color: Black with little white spots on chest.
Age: ~ 3-4 months
Found 9/23/14.
Please contact 704-923-4810 to identify.

Dachshund/Beagle Mix (9/22/14)
Dachshund/Beagle MixDachshund/Beagle MixGender:  Female
Color:  Light tan with a dusting of brown/black on back
She does not appear to be spayed.  Found 9/20/14 near Bud Wilson Road in Gastonia. 
Please contact to identify.

Dachshund (9/22/14)
DachshundGender:  Male
Found Friday, Sept. 19th on Summey Farm Dr., Dallas.
Please contact at 704-842-1473 (leave a message).

Pit/Lab Mix (9/19/14)
Lab/Pit MixLab/Pit MixGender: Male
Color: Black & white
Found in Gaston County.  He is very sweet and well trained.
Please contact 323-684-5232 to identify.

Bulldog (9/18/14)
Gender:  Male
Found in the vicinity of Little Mountain Rd. and Foxcroft Dr.
Please call 704-718-5527 to identify.

Chihuahua (9/15/14)
Color:  Chocolate
Found off Auten Rd & Brookneal Dr. wearing a blue collar.
Please contact to identify.

Pit Bull (9/14/14)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Found near walking track on Hickory Grove road.
Please call 704-718-3475 to identify.

Lab Mix (9/4/14)
Lab MixAge:  Puppy
Found 9/3/14.
Please call 704-860-3850 to identify.

Coonhound/Lab Mix (9/3/14)
Coonhound/Lab MixCoonhound/Lab MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black and white
Age:  1 year
Found 8/30/2014 in Cherryville.
Please contact to identify.