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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


Mixed Breed Dog (1/29/15)
Mixed Breed DogMixed Breed DogGender: Male
Named Speedy.  Missing from  Wynbourne Dr., Gastonia.
Please call 704-524-3572 if found.

Chihuahua (1/29/15)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female (not spayed)
Color: Light brown with dark brown line going down back
Age:  2 years
Name is Foxy.  She is shaved, has very long nails and her tail curls inward sticks up when standing.  She is not microchipped.  Was wearing a pink collar last seen running around York Chester area.
Please call 336-575-2254 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/29/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Gray tabby with green eyes
Size:  ~7 lbs.
Answers to Smokey. Lost 1/25/15 in Killian Rd. area of northwest Gaston Co.
If found, please contact 704-502-6854.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/27/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Orange with some cream on chin and end of tail
Named Orange Buddy.  REWARD offered.
Please contact
704-629-2054 if found.

Pit Bull (1/26/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white, left side of face is white the right is brown
Named Diamond.  Missing since around Dec. 19, 2014 in area of Dallas.  REWARD offered.
Please call 704-923-4677 if found.

Shih-Tzu (1/23/15)
Shih-TzuShih-TzuGender:  Male
Color:  White, black and brown with spots
Age:  4 years
Lost 1/23/15 in Mt Holly. His name is Oreo. He was wearing a black dog collar with bones around it with 2 dog tags, one is blue.
Please contact 704-819-3914, 980-298-8018 or 704-449-1241 if found.

Shih-Tzu (1/22/15)
Shih-TzuShih-TzuGender: Female
Last seen 1/15/15 on Haynes Ave. Her name is Moni.
If found, please contact 704-858-0652 or 704-777-2085.

Lab/Pit Mix (1/21/15)
Lab/Pit MixLab/Pit MixGender: Female
Age:  Puppy
Named LuLu.  Lost near Governors Sq. on Union Rd.
Please call 704-923-5142 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/21/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male(neutered)
Color:  Orange & white
Size:  Very large
Named Oliver. Has bob tail. Missing from South Gastonia/Clover area. He was wearing a red collar when lost.
Please call 704-460-8945 or 803-810-6032 if found.

Siberian Husky (1/20/15)
Siberian HuskyGender:  Male
Color:  Gray and white with blue eyes and brown markings around them
Named Cody.  He is very tall and slender.  Was wearing a chain collar when lost.
Husky/Lab Mix
Gender:  Male
Color:  White
Age:  Very old
Named Baseball.  Long haired.  He has a blue eye and a brown eye, and is probably a little red with mud. Floppy ears.
Both dogs have been missing since the 18th in the Kings Mountain area near the Lithium Plant on Long Creek.
If found, please contact 704-240-2337.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/19/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Orange & white
Named Growl.  Missing since 1/14/15 from Saddlewood Subdivision off Robinson Rd. in Gastonia.  He is a little overweight and his right eye is a little cloudy.
If found, please contact 704-813-2950 or

Chihuahua (1/19/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  White with black markings
Size:  Small
Missing since 1/15/15 from Brim Lane in Denver.
Please contact 704-577-7347 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/15/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Tabby
Named  Igor.  He is blind in his right eye. Missing since 1/11/15 from Dawn Drive in Mount Holly.
Please contact 704-827-5392 or if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/12/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Calico
Name is Callie.  Missing since December 19, 2014 from Rudisill Park in Dallas.  She is micro-chipped.
If found, please contact 704-923-0096.

Domestic Medium Hair Cat (1/7/15)
Domestic Medium Hair CatGender:  Male
Color:  Tabby cat
Age:  ~ 2 years
Missing from the Crowders Mountain area. His name is Meowmeow.
Please call 704-813-4608 if found.

Boxer (1/5/15)
BoxerBoxerGender:  Female
Color: Tan and white.
Named Jezebel.  Last seen 1/3/2015 in the area of Julius Mac Road in Stanley. Wearing pink collar, no tag. She has a bad left eye that is dormant from an accident when he was a puppy. She has a patch of white fur on her chest that looks like a heart when she sits.  Please contact 704-689-1195 or 704-689-1194 if found.

German Shepherd (1/5/15)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black
Age:  2 years
Name is Rambo.  Has shots and is microchipped.  Missing since 12/2/2014 from off Hickory Grove Road.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/5/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color:  Solid black
Size:  Medium
Age:  13 years
Named Scrappy.  Missing since 12/31/14 from the Tryon School area on Eaker Rd. near Creekside Trailer Park. No collar. 
Please contact 704-629-4416 (preferred) or 704-460-2750 if found.

Shar Pei (1/5/15)
Shar PeiAge:  1 year
Named Roy.  Lost in Cherryville/Waco area.
Please 704-600-5653 contact if found.

Pit Mix (1/5/15)
Pit MixPit MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brindle with white on chest and feet and graying around nose
Named Roxy.  She is in heat. 
Domestic Short Hair Cat
Gender:  Male
Color:  Solid gray/blue
Named Blaze.  He is on a prescription diet and can die if fed anything different.  He was wearing a blue collar when lost.
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatBoth dog and cat are missing from area off Pinhook Loop Rd./Hickory Grove Rd. near McAdenville.
Please call 704-349-0675 if found.

Siamese Shorthair (1/5/15)
Siamese ShorthairGender:  Male
Color:  White/cream
Lost 1/2/15 in area of York/Chester neighborhood in Gastonia.  No collar.  This cat can run fast, gets very cold easy, and will be extremely scared. He does love cat treats for coaxing.
If found, please contact

Chihuahua (12/31/14)
ChihuahuaGender: Female
Color:  Chocolate
Named Coco.  Missing since 12/23/14 from Laurel Creek off Puetts Chapel Road between Bessemer City and Dallas.  Has a bald spot near tail.  $200 REWARD offered.
Please contact 704-915-2735 or if found.

Mixed Breed Dog (12/30/14)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black & brown with white on chest & belly
Size:  Medium
Lost 12/29/14 in the area of Green Circle and Midway Drive, Gastonia.
Please contact 704-861-6178 if found.

Red Heeler (12/30/14)
Red HeelerGender:  Male
Age:  2 years
Size:  53 lbs.
Missing from Lewis Rd../Unity Church Rd. since Christmas morning.  New leather collar.  Docked tail.  Microchipped.  REWARD. 
Please contact 704-913-3395 if found.



Boxer/Chow Mix (1/29/15)
Boxer Chow MixBoxer Chow MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown with white chest and paws
Size:  ~30 lbs.
Dog has been wandering the Brookwood Historic District/St. Michael School neighborhood for well over a month.  No collar.  Very skittish. 
Please contact 704-689-0407 to claim.

Lab Mix (1/28/15)
Gender: Male
Color:  Tan/multi-colored
Age:  Older
Size:  ~ 40 lbs.
Found 1/27/15 off Dallas-Cherryville Highway near Lincoln County line.  Has on a shock collar.
Please contact 704-834-2799 from 8-4:30 pm to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (1/22/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Black with brown markings on paws and belly
Size:  ~35-40lbs.
Age:  ~1 year
Found off Secrest Ave. in Belmont.
Please contact to identify.

Hound Mix (1/21/15)
Hound MixGender:  Male (not neutered)
Color:  Brown and white
Not microchipped.  Found 1/12 in Country Meadows neighborhood.
Please contact to identify.

German Shepherd Mix (1/19/15)
German Shepherd MixGerman Shepherd MixGender:  Female
Color:  Light tan with charcoal nose
Size:  Large
She has floppy ears, her right front paw is injured and there was no collar or tags.  Found at Lutheran Chapel Church on New Hope Road near the hospital.
Please contact 704-616-8779 or 704-616-0375 to identify.

Cockapoo (1/19/15)
Color: Black with white paws
Size:  12 lbs.
Found in Armstrong Circle area on Friday January 16. No collar, tags or chip.
Please call 248-207-8840 to identify.

Chihuahua (1/16/15)
ChihuahuaGender:  Female
Color:  Tan
Size:  Small
Age:  Older
Found off of Pinnacle Road in Kings Mountain, Gaston County on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Please contact 908-400-3799 or to identify.

Pit Bull (1/13/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Black
Found 1/11/15 wearing a red collar off of South New Hope Rd. in Gastonia near Amber Jacks Seafood. He was with a female pit who is either pregnant or just had puppies.  She had same type of collar on but in blue. The female was not able to be caught.  The male has scars and scabs all over his body and hair loss looks like he has an allergy and is loosing his hair. He also had a lock on his collar but no tags.
Please contact 980-298-8463 or to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/12/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  White with orange
Found in the Hobby Lobby parking lot in Gastonia on Saturday Jan 10. No collar. 
Please call or text me 205-317-3422 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (1/12/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:  Orange tabby
Front declawed.  Found on Edgewood Rd., Bessemer City.
Please contact 704-577-1475 or 704-530-0838 to identify.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (1/12/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Orange
Found in Crowders Mtn. area.  Persian looking.
Please call 704-648-8637 to identify.

Pit Bull (1/8/14)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Found wearing a blue and brown collar on Gardner Park Drive near Shadowview.
Please call 980-522-4020 to identify.

Beagle Mix (1/7/15)
Beagle MixGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white
Size:  Small
Found 1/7/15 in Fox Run Subdivision off of Union Road.  Very friendly, no collar or ID.
Please call 704-813-6167 to identify.

Lab Mix (1/6/15)
Lab MixLab MixGender: Female
Color:  Black
Age:  ~2 years or younger
Found on Bud Wilson Road in Gastonia.
Please call 704-460-0803 to identify.

Miniature Schnauzer (1/6/15)
Miniature SchnauzerMiniature SchnauzerGender:  Female
Found 1/5/15 wandering on Stanley Lucia Rd.  No collar/tags, or microchip. 
Please contact 704-678-3395 to identify.

Lab Mix (1/5/14)
Lab MixGender:  Female
Color:  Mostly black with white spots on chest and belly
Age:  ~ 1 year
Found 1/4/15 on Wilkinson Blvd. and Park St. near CVS in Belmont.  She knows basic commands.  No tags or collar.
Please contact 704-375-2009 ext 110 to identify.

Shih Tzu Mix (1/2/14)
Gender:  Male (neutered)
Size:  Small
Found December 31st in Blacksnake Road area of North Gaston County. Matted and dirty but well behaved and in need of grooming.
Please contact to identify.