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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.




Husky/Hound Mix (11/25/15)
Husky/Hound MixGender:  Male
Color/Markings:  Tan and black with black above eyes and around nose, black floppy ears
Size:  40 lbs.
Name is Peanut. He is outgoing and was wearing an invisible fence collar when lost.
Husky/Hound Mix
Gender:  Female
Color/Markings:  Tan and black with a little black around nose, ears stand up
Size:  40 lbs.
Husky/Hound MixName is Bella.  She is Peanut's sister.  Bella is shy.  She was wearing a blue collar with red anchors when lost.
Both dogs were lost 11/22/15 in area of Highway 27 near US Leisure in Stanley.
Please text or call 704-737-0973 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/24/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Color: Tuxedo (black with white chest and paws) with a white splotch over one side of mouth
Age: ~ 3 years
Named  Merrily.  Lost 6/4/15 from the Autumn Acres neighborhood off Titman Rd. in Gastonia (not far from New Hope Rd. South).
If seen or found, please text or call 704-577-1475 or 704-214-4704.

Domestic Short/Medium Hair Cat (11/20/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (neutered)
Color: Black & white tuxedo
Age: 5 years
Name is Domino.  Last seen in South Hampton Neighborhood on Wimbledon Dr.
Please contact 704-724-2526 or 704-488-7533 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/20/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black with white chest and paws
Lost 11/17/15 in the Belmont (Lower Armstrong Rd & South Point Rd) area.
Please contact 704-825-9226 if found. Leave message.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/20/15)
2015-11-20thang1Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female (spayed)
Color:   Tortoiseshell/calico
Age:  8-10 years
Her name is Ms. Thang. She has a bobbed tail. Last seen on South Main Street in Belmont on 11/14/15. She is very friendly, and is up-to-date on all her shots.
If found, or spotted, please contact 704-914-7305, or 704-271-8939.

Dachshund (11/19/15)
DachshundDachshundNamed Oscar.
Please contact if found.

Chihuahua (11/18/15)
ChihuahuaChihuahuaGender: Female
Color:  Chocolate brown
Answers to Coco.  Lost 11/16/2015.
Please call 704-913-5990 if found.

Basset Hound (11/18/15)

Gender:  Male
Name is Buford.  Lost in the Gardner Park area of Gastonia on 11/12/2015.
If found, please email

Razors Edge Pit Bull (11/17/15)
Pit BullPit BullGender:  Male
Color:  Brindle
Age:  4 years
Size:  75 lbs.
Named Flame. He has bad anxiety, hates the dark and the cold. Last seen on Sellerstown Rd., Cherryville. Wearing a red pet safe wireless fence collar.  Very loving dog, current on all shots.
Please contact if found.

Husky (11/16/15)
Gender: Female
Color: Black w/ some white
Age:  1 year
Name is Willow.  Lost 11/13/15.  Wearing a pink collar.
Please contact 704-616-1446 if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (11/16/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatDomestic Long Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Gray with a hint of brown and light grey
Size:  Large
Name is Moonshine.  He's very fluffy.  Lost near the border of North and South Carolina where Pole Branch Road meets with S. New Hope Road (Seven Oaks Bridge/Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens area). He may or may not be wearing an invisible fence collar (it's big and bulky.)
Please call 803-810-4640 or email if found.

Dog (11/13/5)
DogDogGender:  Male
Named Spike.  Lost around Oct. 27, 2015 in Gastonia on York Rd. behind Blacks BBQ area.
Please contact 980-241-2602 if found.

Lab (11/12/15)
LabLabGender: Male (neutered)
Color:  Yellow
Age:  7 years
Named Hobbes.  Lost 11/11/15 in Country Meadows neighborhood.  He has a skin tag on his left eye lid.  He wears a red collar and has a chip.  
If found, please call 704-975-6677.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (11/6/15)
Domestic Long Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Brown & white tabby
Lost around Nov. 4th in Belmont area.  She is micro-chipped and all info is up to date.  REWARD offered.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/5/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female (spayed)
Age:  1 1/2 years
Named Phoebe. Last seen on or around October 28th in area of Hudson Wood Apartments, E. Hudson Blvd., Gastonia.  She was wearing a hot pink collar with name tag that has address and phone number.
Please call 484-201-5684 if found.

Beagle (11/5/15)
Beagle and Walker HoundGender:  Female
Color:  Tri-color
Age:  8 years
Size: 20 lbs.
Named Bindi
Walker Hound
Gender:  Female
Color:  Tri-color
Age:  ~3 years
Size:  45 lbs.
Named Alice.
Both dogs were lost 11/3/15 in the Gardner Park neighborhood area of Gastonia.
REWARD offered.
Please contact or 980-72-1905 if found.

Lab/Pit Mix (11/4/15)
Gender:  Male
Color:  Blue
Last seen on Archie Whitesides Rd. close to Linwood Rd.
Flyer:  2015-11-05 Lucky
Please call 980-522-6656 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (10/25/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Buff
Escaped from carrier on 10/8/15 at Dickson Animal Clinic on N. New Hope Road.
2015-10-25 Missing Cat
Please call 704-451-2539 if found.

Chihuahua (10/25/15)
Color:  Black and white
Age:  ~ 3 years
Size:  3-5 lbs.
Lost in area of Fern Forest Drive.  Answers to Pepper.  No tag.
Please call 704-891-3605 if found.

Lab (10/25/15)
LabGender: Male
Color:  Chocolate
Named Snickers.  He doesn't have a tag on but is chipped.  Missing from Easthampton neighborhood off of Kendrick Rd since 10/23.  He was wearing an invisible fence collar & Halloween handkerchief.
Please call or text 704-524-9244 if found.

Shih-Tzu (10/25/15)
Color:  White, black, and tan
Age: 2 years
Named Sophia. Missing since 10/20/15 from N. New Hope Road, between Auten Road and the Fast Stop gas station.
Please contact 704-675-4486, 704-898-5272 or 704-678-1681 if found.




Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/19/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Male (unneutered)
Color:  Tan, black and some gray
Found 11/7/15 in the area of Linwood Rd. and Carson Rd. (near Pisgah ARP Church).  Well fed and friendly.
Please call 704-477-3739 to identify.

Puggle (11/18/15)
Lab/Pit MixPuggleGender:  Female
Color:  Brown/solid tan
Size:  ~ 40 lbs., short
Found 11/17/15 on Lower Armstrong Road in Belmont near the Stowe Gardens.  No collar.  Has a distinctive black mark on tongue.
Please call 704-706-5410 to identify.

Sheltie (11/17/15)
SheltieFound 11/12 on Loray Farm Rd in Dallas.  No tags and is not chipped.  
Please call 704-824-9887 to identify.

Dog (11/12/15)
Gender:  Female
Found Mount Holly - Stanley area.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (11/10/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brown with black spots, white on chest, one front leg is white
Size:  ~ 15 lbs.
Found near Armstrong Park Road and Club Drive.
Please call 704-214-1777 to identify.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (11/2/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender: Male
Color:  Black and brown with green eyes
Found October 30th.
Please contact 704-842-1304 if found.

Lab (10/26/15)
LabGender:  Female
Color:  Black
Age:  ~ 4 years
Found 10/16/15 at the Gaston/Mecklenburg county line on Wilkinson Blvd.  This dog is being held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control Division located at 8315 Byrum Dr. Charlotte NC 28217.  Her kennel ID number is A1097228 and she will be held until 7pm on Wednesday 10-28-15.  After that time, she will become property of the City of Charlotte.
Please call 704-336-8008 to identify. 

Cocker Spaniel Mix (10/21/15)
Cocker SpanielGender: Male
Color:  Yellow
Found 10/18/15 in the vicinity of Forestview High School on Wilson Farm Road in Gastonia.  No collar, no microchip.
Please call 704-214-3550 to identify.