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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) and/or email(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.

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


Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/16/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  17 years
Lost 4/13/2015 in area of Upper Armstrong Ford Road, Belmont.  He was wearing a blue collar with a bell and tags when lost.
If found, please call 704-560-9258 or 704-460-1939.

Husky (4/16/15)
HuskyGender: Female
Lost in area of Dallas.  She has blue eyes. No collar.
Please call 704-651-7400 if found.

Husky (4/14/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black and white with blue eyes
Age:  9 years
He was wearing a blue white and green plaid collar when lost from Scottwood Drive.  His name is Dyelonn.
Please call 704-345-4627 if found.

Mastiff/English Bull Dog Mix (4/14/15)
Gender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tan with black face
Size:  ~ 65 lbs.
Age:  2 years
Named Grizelda or Grizzie Bear.  Missing since 4/13/15 from Rankin Ave. in Mt. Holly.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-221-6618 with any information.

Plott Hound (4/13/15)
Plott HoundPlott HoundGender: Female
Age: 2 years
Named Sadie.  Missing since Saturday, April 11 from TCI Mobility, Inc. on Industrial Pike, Gastonia  off Bessemer City Hwy.  She is a rescue dog that was picked up in early January 2015 from Waynesville, NC.
Please contact 704-239-1195 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/13/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Age:  Under 1 year
Name is Sophie.  Lost in the Ranlo area. She was last seen with a purple flea collar on.
Please contact if found.

Terrier Mix (4/13/15)
Terrier MixTerrier MixColor:  Black with white markings on chest and paw, gray hair in the face
Size:  Small
Age: 8 years
Goes by Chauncey.  Missing since 4/12/15 from Spencer Mountain Village in Dallas.  Last seen on Westbury Ct.
Please contact 704-616-3098 if found

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/10/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Tortoiseshell
Age:  ~ 2 years
Was wearing a purple collar when lost 4/1/15 in the Chapel Grove area.
Please contact 704-236-6548 or 980-320-9621 if found.

6 Beagles (4/10/15)
Color:  3 are chocolate and 3 black and white
Age:  Puppies
Lost in Dallas area near the Hardin exit.
Please contact 704-648-4862 with information.

Mixed Breed Dog (4/9/15)
Gender: Male
Color:  Black and tan; has a black mask around face and two brown marks above eyes
Name is Roscoe.  Lost in area of Baker Blvd. in Gastonia.
If found, please call 980-989-0057.

Doberman Pincer/Chihuahua Mix (4/8/15)
2015-04-08HollyGender:  Female
Color:  Black and tan
Size:  ~ 4 lbs.
Named Holly.  Last seen in the High Shoals area running down Main Street.
Please contact 704-61-6072 with information.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/7/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatColor:  Mainly Black with tan and white spots
Age:  ~ 1 year
Named Marlow.  Missing since 4/6/15.  REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-813-7850, 908-421-1371 or if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (4/7/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Orange with big yellow eyes
Named Orange Buddy.  REWARD offered.
Please call 704-629-2054 if found.

Jack Russell Terrier (4/6/15)
Jack Russell TerrierGender:  Female
Color: While with faded brown markings on head
Age:  15+ years
Named Jackie.  She is deaf.  She was wearing a "diva" shirt when lost and has an ear infection requiring medications.  Missing since Saturday, April 3 from Lee Rd., off New Hope Road, Gastonia.
If found, please call 704-689-3553, 321-388-7495 or 407-463-0263 or email

St. Bernard (4/6/15)
Lost in Gastonia. Has medical needs.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (4/6/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Gray tabby with white feet, white underbelly and a white tip on tail
Age:  1 year
Named Oliver.  He is extremely shy and prone to run when in the vicinity of people. Lost April 1, 2015 when he escaped from the cat carrier at Dixon Animal Clinic.
Please contact 704-861-2366 if found.

Yorkie Mix (4/6/15)
Yorkie MixGender:  Female
Color:  Tan, black & gray
Age:  1 year
Named Ruthie.  Lost 3/23/15 in the Hickory Creek/Crowders Mountain area.
Please contact 704-648-7517 if found.

Husky (4/6/15)
Gender: Male (neutered)
Color: Brown, tan, white
Age:  8 months
Size:  70-80 lbs.; ~2 1/2 - 3 ft. tall
Named Barkley.  Missing since 3/22/2015 from the Davis Park Rd. area of Gastonia.  He has shots and a green tattoo on lower stomach.
Please call 704-842-4359 or email if found.

Pekingese (3/31/15)
PekingeseGender:  Male  (not neutered)
Color:  Mostly tan with black and white, black pudgy face
Age:  6 years
Was wearing a red collar when lost.  Has seizures and a hernia on stomach.
Please contact 704-240-6383 if found.

Yorkie (3/31/15)
Color:  Gray and tan
Age:  13 years
Size:  Very small
Blind, missing teeth, little fur.  Missing from Old Dallas Rd.  Answers to Precious.
Please call 704-648-7846 if found.

Pomeranian (3/30/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Reddish brown w/ blonde
Size:  Small
Missing since 3/9/15 from Little Mountain Road, Alexis near the Gaston/Lincoln line.
Please call 704-263-8644 if found.

Golden Retriever (3/30/15)
Gender:  Male
Name is Marley.  Missing since 3/29/15 from Hickory Grove Road, Mt. Holly.  He doesn't have a collar and may be accompanied by a small black, tan and white puppy.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/30/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black with a very faint patch of white on chest
Size:  Small, ~7 pounds
Age:  15 years
Name is Sammy. Missing since 3/25/15 from Rawhide Drive in Belmont (off of South Point Road).
Please call 704-825-1421 if found.

Great Pyrenees (3/26/15)
Great PyreneesGender:  Female
Age:  2 years
Lost 3/25/15 in area of Costner School Rd., Bessemer City.
Please call 704-460-2141 if found.

Domestic Medium/Long Hair Cat (3/26/15)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Silver/Grey with light cream/white underbelly and under chin, has light swirled patterns on side
Age: 1 year 5 months
Size: Medium/Large
Named Senna.  Missing: since 3/11/15 from the areas of Alexis High Shoals Road and Rhyne Road in Dallas. He was wearing a belled green collar with brown spots on that had his licenses (one being fish-shaped) attached when lost.
Please call or text anytime 704-868-6659 if found.

2 Beagles (3/24/15)
Color:  Brown and white
Both dogs are missing from Essen Lane, Gastonia.  They have identifying collars.
Please call 704-865-9226 if found.

Yorkie (2/23/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black and tan
Age:  ~12 years
Named Hannah.  Her hair is really long.  Missing from Laye St., Belmont.
Please call 704-813-3586 if found.

Shih-Tzu (3/23/15)
Shih-TzuShih-TzuGender:  Male (unaltered)
Color:  White with tan, gray on ears
Size:  Small
Lost 3/20/15 in area of Hardin Road, Dallas.  Just got "buzzed" haircut. 
Please call 704-742-6491 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/23/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered - blue tattoo from clinic)
Color:  Blonde with blue eyes and freckles on nose
Size:  ~17 lbs.
Answers to Dexter ("Dex").  If you rub his back, he twitches his head up and down.  Last seen on Alberta Ave. off of Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont. He was wearing a red collar, no tags.
Please call 910-622-0333 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/20/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male
Age:  10 months
Lost Sunday, March 15, 2015 in area of Shannon Bradley Road in Gastonia. He was wearing a red breakaway collar with a red bell when lost.
Please contact 704-685-1516 or 704-618-6621 if found.



Jack Russell Terrier (4/20/15)
Jack Russell TerrierGender:  Female
Size:  Little
Age:  Young
Found 4/18/15 wearing collar and a leash at Crowder's Mountain State Park.
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify.

German Shepherd (4/20/15)
Gender: Male
Found in Robinwood Rd. area on April 18, 2015.
Please call 704 678 6463 to identify.

Pomeranian (4/13/15)
Gender:  Male
Found Highway 27 near Alexis.   Very friendly and well kept.
Please call 980-253-0246 to identify.

Hound Mix (4/9/15)
Hound MixGender:  Male (unneutered)
Color:  Black and tan
Size:  20 lbs.
Found 4/8/15 in Belmont.  Very sweet. Extremely malnourished.
Please contact 704-813-5100 to identify.

Husky Mix (4/6/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Mainly black and white with some brown, has a pink stripe down nose
Age:  5 months
Found 4/4/15 near a new home community under construction.  No microchip or tag/collar.
Please call 704-787-2742 to identify.

German Shepherd/Husky Mix (4/1/15)
Gender:  Male
Found at the corner of Redbud and Hudson.  He has a collar but no microchip and no tags.
Please call 980-328-9582 to identify.

Shepherd/Collie Mix (3/31/15)
Shepherd Collie MixGender:  Male
Color:  Golden
Size:  ~60 lbs.
Found near Gaston County Airport, Union Road and Gaston Day School Road.
Please contact 704-650-9843 to identify.

Golden Retriever (3/31/15)
Found 3/2815 in George Poston Park, Gastonia.
Please contact 314-324-5972 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/30/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color:  Fawn and black with white strip on chest
Age: ~ 6-8 months
Found in area of Crowders Creek and Chapel Grove School Road.  Wearing a collar but no tag or writing.  Appears well taken care of and is house trained.
Please contact 980-275-1580 to identify.

Shih-Tzu (3/30/15)
Shih-TzuColor:  Black and white
Please call 704-824-1787 to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/30/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color: Brown and black
Wearing orange collar with no tag. Found March 26, 2015 in Mount Holly.
Please call 573-337-0147 to identify. 

Mixed Breed Dog (3/27/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brown
Found Ingle's in Dallas.
Please contact to identify.

American Bulldog Mix (3/26/15)
American BulldogGender:  Male (intact)
Found 3/20/15 at Crowders Mountain State Park.
Please call 704-853-5375 to identify.

Beagle Mix (3/23/15)
Beagle MixGender:  Male
Found March 21st at George Poston Park in Lowell.
Please contact to identify.

German Shepherd Mix (3/23/15)
German Shepherd MixGender:  Male
Color:  Black w/ white chest
Found in Long Creek/New Hope Rd area.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/23/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender: Male
Color:  White and tan
Found at the Pet Hospital in Bessemer City.
Please contact to identify.