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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 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.  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 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.


Pit Bull (5/18/15)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Blue w/ white markings on chest and paws
Age:  4 years
Named Cleo.  Recently had puppies.  Missing from Dixon Circle near S. Marietta and Union Rd. REWARD offered for her return.
Please contact 704-280-1108 if found.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (5/18/15)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Black with a small white patch on belly
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Luna.She has a shy personality and will run from people she doesn't know.  She tends to hide and run from loud noises.  She is an indoor only cat and was not wearing identification when last seen 5/12/15 in area of Willow Creek Drive, Gastonia.
2015-05-18 Luna
Please contact 828-505-6681 or if found.

Shih-Tzu (5/14/15)
Shih-TzuShih-TzuGender:  Female
Color:  Blonde
Size:  ~ 13 pounds
Lost in area of Blacksnake Road, Stanley.  Named Delilah.  When she is dirty, she looks completely different (as shown in body shot).
Please contact 704-266-6164 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (5/13/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange with big yellow eyes
Named Orange Buddy.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-629-2054 if found.

German Shepherd (5/11/15)
German ShepherdGender:  Male (un-neutered)
Color:  Black and tan, more black
Size:  ~ 75 pounds
Name is Francis.  Lost in area of Moore Dr., Gastonia.
Please contact 704-524-1234 if found.

Miniature Schnauzer (5/8/15)
Miniature SchnauzerGender: Male
Missing since 5/7/15 from Puetts Chapel Rd. area of Dallas. His name is Dallas.
If you have any info, please call 704-860-4445.

Boxer (5/7/15)
BoxerGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Fawn and white with black mask
Size:  Smallish
Named Zeus.  Lost 5/7/15 in area of 14th St. & W. Lee Ave. in Bessemer City. he has tail and was wearing a yellow collar when lost.
Please text 704-214-9350 if found.

Beagle Mix (5/7/15)
Beagle MixBeagle MixGender: Female
Color: Light brown and black
Age: 3 years
Name is Little Bit.  Lost 5/6/15 in area of Huntsmoor Dr.  Last seen running towards Gardner Park Elementary School on Armstrong Park Rd.  She is a rescue with all her shots and rabies tag (tag:G343763) attached.  Skittish around people.
If found, please contact 336-407-3308, 704-544-3018 (work), 704-689-8106 or 704-881-4145.

German Shepherd (5/6/15)
German ShepherdGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  2 1/2 years
Named Rambo. Missing since Dec 2. 2014 from area off Hickory Grove Rd. in Gastonia.  He has all his shots and has a chip.
If found, please call 980-320-4265.

Chihuahua Mix (5/6/15)
Chihuahua MixChihuahua MixGender:  Female
Color:  Golden or light brown
Age:  7 years
Answers  to  Honey.  Missing since 5/4/15.  Last seen near Long Shoals Rd. off of Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua (5/6/15)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender: Male
Color:  Black, brown & white
Size:  Medium
Lost in the Hudson/Robinwood area. His name is Oso.
Please contact 704-678-3107 if found.

Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier Mix (5/4/15)
Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier MixMissing from Loray Farm Road area.
Flyer:  2015-05-04 Sassy
Please call 704-678-2958 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (5/4/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Black with a white star on chest
Age:  1 year
Named Brady .  Was wearing a red collar when last seen 4/28/15 in the River Falls neighborhood in Lowell. Has had all shots but is not wearing his rabies tab. 
Please call 704-823-7364 or 704-842-1549 if you have any information. 

Pit Bull/Boxer Mix (5/4/15)
Pit Bull/Boxer MixPit Bull/Boxer MixColor:  Black & white
Missing since 4/30/15 from the Marietta St. area, Gastonia. Named Gracie.  She was wearing a red collar with WV tags and has a heart on her nose.
Please contact 704-674-7376, 980-722-0275 or if found.

Pomeranian/Chihuahua Mix (5/4/15)
Pomeranian/Chihuahua MixPomeranian/Chihuahua MixGender:  Male
Color: White
Size: Small
Named Mouse.  Fur is long.  Missing since 4/30/15 from Franklin Blvd area.  He has seizures if dropped or stressed.
Please call 704-412-1992 if found.



Pit Bull Mix (5/28/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black, brown & gray
Found 4/19/15 in area of Union/Robinwood/Kendirck Roads, Gastonia.
2015-05-28 Pit Mix
Please contact 704-671-4730 to identify.

2 Boxers (5/28/15)
BoxersGender:  Both male
Color:  One is white in color, the other is brown
Age:  ~ 2 years
Both dogs were found in Cramer Mountain on Tuesday, May 26.  There was a collar on the white boxer, but not the brown boxer. Both do not have their tales or ears clipped.
Please call 704-860-9886 to identify.

Yorkie (5/26/15)
YorkieFound in Mount Holly near Lowland Dairy Farm Road.
Please contact 704-719-7013 to identify.

Chow/Shar Pei Mix (5/20/15)
Chow/Shar Pei MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black
Size:  Medium
Found near Linwood in West Gastonia.
Please call 704-689-7131 to identify.

Terrier (Yorkie or Silkie) (5/14/15)
Size:  Small
Found Wednesday morning in downtown Gastonia. 
Please call 704-263-2444 to identify. 

Schnauzer Mix (5/11/15)
Schnauzer MixSchnauzer MixGender:  Female
Color:  Black/gray
Found 5/10 on Blacksnake Rd. in Stanley. Docked tail. 
Please contact 704-460-8849 to identify.

Sharpei (5/7/15)
SharpeiGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Black with some brown mixed in
Found in Crowders Mountain area.
Please call or text 704-689-8118 or e-mail to identify.

Jack Russell Terrier (5/4/15)
Jack Russell TerrierColor:  Brown and black mask and spots all over
Wearing a collar when found 4/30/15 on Cloninger Road, Dallas. 
Please call 704-853-9549 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (4/29/15)
Mixed Breed DogAge:  ~ 6 months
Size:  ~ 5 lbs.
Found 4/28/15 in Western Gaston County.
Please contact 704-641-0968 to identify.