My name is Travis!

Bluetick Coonhound Dog for adoption in Dawson, Georgia - Travis
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I'm being cared for by:
Humane Society of Terrell County

Facts about Travis

  • Breed: Bluetick Coonhound
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 21963479

Travis was adopted and sadly returned through no fault of his own-his owner developed severe hives every time he petted Travis for any extended length of time. So sadly, he is looking for another forever home. Here is his backstory: Travis is a pure bred blue tick coonhound. He was born in September, 2010. He was rescued by a good samaritan from a very neglectful home. His former "owner" allowed him to run lose and he was hit by a car. This person did not take him to seek medical care and instead, tied him up to a tree with little food or shelter. The good samaritan noticed Travis was thin and seemed hurt and offered to take him and the "owner" agreed. It turned out that Travis had a broken pelvis and one of his front legs and paw was shattered. He must have been in tremendous pain but ever the positive dog, Travis was nothing but loving and friendly and so happy and thankful to receive attention. Our vet was able to completely repair Travis's pelvis (you would never know he had suffered an injury there). However, his front paw and leg had already grown back crooked. To stabilize his leg and allow him some use of it, our vet placed steel rods in either side of Travis's leg/paw. He has use of this leg and paw but kind of uses more as a "crutch"-he skips and hops using it, almost like a "peg leg". However, this does not slow Travis down at all-he has adjusted just fine to using his leg this way and loves to run, jump and play. We hesitate to even call him special needs because again, it does not affect his quality of life at all-he can climb stairs and is active-but his front leg will always be a bit fragile. He is excellent with other dogs (very submissive) but cannot go to a home where another dog would want to play too roughly with him. The same would be true for a home with kids-he loves them (he loves all people) but children would have to be gentle. He is curious about cats but not aggressive with them. I cannot stress enough what an excellent temperament Travis has-he is such an affectionate dog and is extremely intelligent. He is fully housebroken and uses his dog door like a pro. He is neutered, current on shots and on heartworm prevention. He loves to go for walks and just be where ever the people are. He is just an all around fantastic dog and he deserves a great home.

Travis has some kidney issues which makes him special needs. He will need a lot of vet care for the rest of his life but even with that said he has so much love to give and loves attention!

For adoption, please visit our website at to submit an adoption application and read about our rescue group/adoption criteria. Specific pet related questions maybe emailed to If you have not adopted from us before, we prescreen all applicants prior to a meeting.


About Humane Society of Terrell County

About Our Rescue Group...

The Humane Society of Terrell County (HSTC) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a registered mailing address in Dawson, GA. We DO NOT have a shelter. We are an all volunteer based rescue operating as a network of foster homes that care for pets in our homes until they can be adopted into loving homes.

HSTC is always in need of donations, volunteers and foster homes. You can find out more about our rescue, our pets and ways you can help by visiting our website at Our telephone number is voice-mail only and is checked several times per week. Email is the best way to contact us. You can always message us through our website as well.

Come Meet Our Pets...

HSTC partners with the local PetSmart store in Albany Georgia in adopting our cats into permanent homes. We rotate our cats every two weeks to keep them from getting too bored or stressed while in the adoption center. Our foster homes are happy to work with anyone that would like information on any of our cats that are not currently in rotation and housed at the PetSmart adoption center. Please do not hesitate to email us for information on how to meet your new best friend!

HSTC holds small adoption events at PetSmart in Albany, GA on the first and third weekends of each month where you can meet some of our dogs available for adoption. PetSmart Charities holds national adoption events during the months of February, May, September and November and HSTC participates in each of these national events. HSTC does not hold our normal first and third weekend events during the months of the national adoption events. We are happy to schedule a meet and greet with potential adopters who would like to meet particular dogs once an application is approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption fee for dogs is $85 and cats $75 (we will discount if more than one pet is adopted at the same time or the adoptee is taking on some type of medical care). We do allow out-of-state adoptions, however, transportation is the responsibility of the adopter.

We require a completed adoption application with a vet reference provided. We screen all applications prior to a meet and greet and we will call your vet to verify your information. Adoption applications are approved on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration matching the needs of the pet to an owner. Some long distance adoptions may also require a home visit from a local animal rescuer in the adopter’s area.

HSTC is an all volunteer organization - we have no paid staff and we DO NOT have a shelter. The majority of our pets are in individual foster homes with fosters who work full time jobs - some of our dogs are in boarding at one of our vet's offices. We make every effort to respond to questions and make contact on applications within 24-48 hours of receiving them. Please be patient with us.