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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 (7/30/15)
Mixed Breed DogLost 7/30/15 near 321south and I-85 near the QT Mart. He was just adopted from the McDowell County Shelter the same day.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/30/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Gray tabby with white
Missing for about two months from Magnolia Springs area of Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia, one mile from Stanley.  Name is Loco, but rarely answers to anything.
Please call 704-908-8114 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (7/23/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Orange with big yellow eyes
Age:  7 years
Named Orange Buddy.  Has a loud meow.  REWARD offered.
Please call 704-629-2054 if found.

Pit Mix (7/23/15)
Pit BullPit BullGender: Female
Color:  Black and gray
Size:  Medium
Age:  9 years
Named Niki.  Missing since 7/3/14 from South Gastonia near Telegraph Drive and Grier Street near Highway 321.  She has a small benign cyst on her back and a very bad under bite and overlapping teeth. She's very skittish and afraid of people. Niki usually loves laying under low lying shrubs.
Please contact 980-989-3341 or if found.

Collie (7/22/15)
Gender:  Male
Age:  4-5 years
Name is Rolo.
Please contact if found.

Beagle/Terrier Mix (7/21/15)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tan
Size:  25-30 pounds
Age:  15 years
Missing since Saturday, July 18 from Stanley-Lucia Road in Mount Holly. 
Please call 704-964-9226 if found.

Lab (7/21/15)
Gender: Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black
Size:  80 lbs.
Named Jake.  Lost 7/18/15 in area near Stonewater of Mt Holly.   He was not wearing a collar, has allergies and is missing some hair around legs and neck area.
Please contact 704-506-8198 with information.

Lab Mix (7/11/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  8 months
Size:  Medium
Lost 7/4/15 in the Crowder's Mtn. area.   Answers to Onyx.  She has fuzzy hair and ears.
Please contact 704-671-2434 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/10/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tuxedo; black with white paws and chest, has a white spot/splotch above mouth
Named  Merrily.  Missing since Friday, June 5th from the Autumn Acres neighborhood (off Titman Rd. near S. New Hope Road).
If seen or found, please call 704-577-1475 or 704-214-4704.

Pug (7/10/15)
PugGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Lost in area of Bessemer city.
Please call 704-460-3683 if found.

Australian Shepherd (7/8/15)
Australian Shepherd MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Named Jinx. He has 1 blue eye and 1 brown eye.  Missing from Crouse since 04/22/15.
Please call 704-923-5557.

Australian Shepherd Mix (7/7/15)
Australian Shepherd MixAustralian Shepherd MixGender: Female
Age:  15 weeks
Name is Little.  Missing from area off Louise Dr., Stanley.
Please contact if found.

German Shepherd (7/7/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan and black
Age:  1 year
Missing from Requa Road, Cherryville.  Was wearing a red tag with owner name and phone number and her rabies tag.
Please call 704-445-1067 or 704-964-2711 found or seen.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/7/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Light gray with stripes, golden yellow eyes
Named Smokes.  Last seen Iron Station/Alexis area.
Please call or text 704-488-4847 if found.

Chinese Hairless Crested (7/7/15)
Chinese Hairless CrestedChinese Hairless CrestedGender:  Male
Age:  4 months
Named Patches.  He was wearing a black collar with a small bell.  Missing since 7/4/15 from Knox Road in the Bethany area near the Gaston County line.
Please contact 919-619-0814 if found.

Shih-Tzu (7/6/15)
Shih-TzuGender:  Male
Color:  Dark gray and white
Age:  6 years
No collar.  Answers to Cooper.  Last seen 7/5/15 on Rosemary Ln. in Gardner Park. REWARD offered.
Please call 704-866-7460 or 704-860-8123 if found.

Great Pyrenees (7/6/15)
Great PyreneesGreat PyreneesGender: Male
Color:  White
Size:  ~ 100 pounds
Name is Roan.  Missing since 7/3/2015.  He has a bad back leg and his walk is a little off.  He requires medicine.
Please contact 704-957-5025 or 980-285-9093 with information or if found.

Husky Mix (7/6/15)
Husky MixHusky MixGender: Male
Color:  Light with brown eyes
Age: ~ 6 weeks
New to home.  Lost in area of Bethany Rd., Gastonia.
Please contact 864-367-2416 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/2/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatColor: Gray tabby
Named Walter, answers to Kitty.  Shy & skittish, not likely to come to strangers.
Please call 704-685-4346 or 828-719-7488 if found.




Fox Terrier Mix (7/30/15)
Fox TerrierGender:  Male
Color: Black and white
Found in Belmont in front of South Point High school.
Please contact to identify.

Yorkie Poo Mix (7/30/15)
Yorkie Poo MixGender:  Male
Found 7/29/15 on N. Marrietta Street near Sims Ballpark. No microchip.  He is very malnourished and possibly has a broken tail. 
Please contact to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (7/27/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGendAlternative text (for visuaer:  Male
Color:  Black
Age:  ~ 6 months
Size: ~ 4 lbs.
Found 7/23/15 in the Kinmere neighborhood in Gastonia (off Beaty Rd). He has been taken to a local vet for shots.  He is not microchipped and was not wearing a collar.
Please contact 704-813-3853 to identify.

Cat (7/27/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Gray and white tuxedo, white paws with gray spot on right front paw
Found in the Mount Holly area on Saturday the 28th.
Please call 704-287-3414 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/27/15)
Color: Black
Age:  Puppy
Wearing collar, no tag.  Found 7/25 along Leisure Lee in Dallas. 
Please contact to identify.

Miniature Schnauzer (7/27/15)
Gender:  Male
Found 7/23/15 in West Gastonia. He is very thin and was extremely dehydrated.
Please contact 704-214-1894 to identify.

Golden Retriever (7/24/15)
Golden RetrieverGender: Male
Color:  Brown
Size:  About 50 lbs.
Age:  5-7 years
Found around South Street in the York Chester area.  No microchip.
Please contact 704-616-8779 to identify.

Golden Retriever/Lab Mix (7/21/15)
Golden Retriever/Lab MixGender:   Male
Color:  Tan
Found on 13th St. in Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-629-4759 to identify.

Pit Bull (7/16/15)
Pit BullGender: Male
Color:  Tan/White
Found in Sparrow Springs Rd. area.
Please call 704-734-8670

Schnauzer/Maltese/Terrier Mix (7/8/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tan/black/gray
Age:  Less than 2 years
Found 7/5/15 near intersection of Cox Lake Road and Rollingwood Lane, Stanley.
Flyer: 2015-07-08 Schnauzer Mix
Please contact 704-840-7126 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/7/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Light tan
Age:  Older
Size:  Medium
Found July 6th on Redbud Drive in Gastonia.  She appears to be a house trained dog, rides well in car, gets along with dogs and cats. Very sweet.
Please call  704-879-4403 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (7/7/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Female
Color:  White with brown markings
Found 7/4/5 on Robinson Road.
Please contact 704-674-2685 to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier Mix (7/6/15)
Jack Russell Terrier MixJack Russell Terrier MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  White with tan markings
Found wearing a black collar on 7/2/15 at the corner of Union Rd. and Beaty Rd.
Please contact to identify.

Dachshund Mix (7/6/15)
Dachshund MixGender:  Female
Found on Whitesides Rd. and Hepizabah Church Rd. in Crouse. Sweet. Appears to be housebroken.
Please call 704-418-0602 to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier (6/30/15)
Jack Russell TerrierGender:  Male
Color:  White with brown spots
Found June 29, 2015 in the Gardner Park area of Gastonia. He had a blue collar on, but no tags. Very sweet and seems like he has been an inside dog.
Please contact to identify.

German Shepherd (6/29/15)
German ShepherdColor: White
Found 6/28/15 In Belmont.
Please contact to identify.

Beagle Mix (6/29/15)
Beagle MixColor:  Brown and white
Found on Quiet Waters in Belmont.
Please contact if found.