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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


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)
Gender:  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.

Australian Shepherd (3/17/15)
Australian ShepherdGender:  Female
Color:  Red and white
Age:  2 years
Name is Gracie.  Lost Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in area of Oates Road, Bessemer City/Gastonia Bessemer City Road, West Gastonia.  She was wearing a white Collar with Gaston County tag when lost.
Please contact 704-860-1533 if found.

Red Nose Pit Bull (3/17/15)
Red Nose Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Brown and white, the left side of face is white and the right side is brown, white chest, white patch on back of neck, white tip on tail
Age:  8 years
Named Diamond.  She was wearing a green harness when lost 12/19/14 in area of Dallas.  REWARD for safe return.
Please contact if found.

Yorkie (3/16/15)
YorkieGender:  Female
Color:  Gray and tan
Age:  10 years
Size:  8 lbs.
Missing since Monday, March 9, 2015.  She was wearing a purple collar with id tag with and a multicolor harness when lost in the Waterside Crossing area near the Gaston/Lincoln County line near the Harris Teeter at 16/73 around the townhouses or single family homes.
Please contact or 704-737-2347 if found.

Boxer/Lab Mix (3/16/15)
Gender: Female (spayed)
Color:  All black with white on feet and chest with black spots, some white around nose, white tip on tail
Name is Princess.  Last seen on Lanier Ave. in Mt. Holly.  She might have been wearing a red collar.
Please call 980-395-6390 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/11/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Orange tabby
Age:  2+ years
Name is Caymen. Last seen in area of Walls St., Gastonia.  Was wearing a non breakaway collar with a magnet for a electronic door.
Please call 704-813-8809 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/11/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Female
Color:  Calico with tan, black and white markings; mainly white on belly and down middle of face between eyes and mouth; bright green eyes; black and gray striped tail; pink nose
Size:  ~15 lbs.
Named Lola.  She has been declawed on the front paws.  She may be aggressive and scared and has some anxiety around people.  Missing 3/9/2015 from the Mountain View subdivision in Ranlo.
Please contact 828-243-0192 if found. 

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/10/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatGender: Female
Color:  Mostly beige with a gray tail and blue eyes
Answers to Pearl.  Missing since 3/7/15 from area around Cox Rd.  exit on I-85 in Gastonia.  Possibly hurt. REWARD offered.
Please contact or call 704-678-3772 if found.

Domestic Short Hair Cat (3/8/15)
Domestic Short Hair CatDomestic Short Hair CatGender:  Male (neutered
Color:  All black with very small amount of white on chest
Age:  3 1/2 years
Size:  ~9 pounds
Named Monkey-cat.   Declawed in the front.  Long tail.  Lost in Catawba Hills/Stroupe Rd./Beatty Rd. area.
Please contact 704-226-7774 if found.

Blue Nose Pit (3/5/15)
Gender:  Female
Color:  Brindle gray and black with white from face down through chest
Last seen in Armstrong Ford area in Belmont. She recently had pups and is cock-eyed.  REWARD offered.
If found, please call 704-906-4898.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/5/15)
Mixed Breed DogGender:  Female
Color:  Brown with black on belly that looks like a little dirt
Her nails need to be trimmed.  Lost 3/4/15 in area off of 321 Gastonia.
Please contact if found.

Domestic Long Hair Cat (3/3/15)
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.



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.

Pit Bull (3/12/15)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color:  Blue black with markings
Found at the Furniture Plus store on Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. Recently had puppies.
Please contact 704-616-0773, 704-861-0444 or to identify.

Pointer Mix (3/10/15)
Pointer MixGender:  Male (neutered)
Age:  2-3 years
Found in Stanley. No chip or collar.
Please contact to identify.

Mixed Breed Dog (3/10/15)
Mixed Breed DogFound on Linwood Rd.  Was wearing a red collar but no tag.
Please contact to identify.

Chihuahua (3/5/15)
Found in the Mount Holly/Belmont area on Cherry St.
Please call 704-915-9691 to identify.

Great Dane/Hound/Dalmatian Mix (3/4/15)
Great Dane/Hound/DalmatianGender:  Male (neutered)
Color:  Black and white
Size:  ~50 pounds
Found 3-3-2015 off Puetts Chapel Road in Bessemer City.  No microchip.
Please contact or 704-616-7977 to identify.

Pit Bull (2/24/15)
Pit BullGender:  Female
Color: White w/ brown spots
Found 2/23/15 in Abbey Place Neighborhood off McAdenville Road in Belmont.
Please call/text 678-939-4560 to identify.