My name is Little Bit!

Carolina Dog/Podengo Portugueso Mix Dog for adoption in Dawson, Georgia - Little Bit
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Humane Society of Terrell County

Facts about Little Bit

  • Breed: Carolina Dog/Podengo Portugueso Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10588588

This is Little Bit. She looks very much like a more primitive dog breed (almost like a dingo)-Carolina Dog and Podengo was as close as we could come to a breed match.  Her background is sadly pretty common in rural southwest Georgia; she was abandonded a dumpster in the country. One of our foster homes had been going by that dumpster for quite some time to feed stray dogs that had been left there. Every time she went by, more dogs and puppies would slowly come out of hiding. Eventually, she earned their trust enough to take them all to the vet for vaccinations and medical attention and she had all of them spayed or neutered . They are now in her care. Because this group was raised around other dogs and did not know human contact for so long, they are quite shy around people. They love their foster mom so it proves that with time, understanding and patience, they can learn to trust and be pets. They are great with each other and are good with other dogs (untested with cats). In the right home, any of these dogs could really thrive. Dogs like these bond very deeply with their owner-it is almost like they know they have been given a second chance and they want to show you how much they appreciate you.

To give Little Bit the happy ending she deserves, you may submit an adoption application on our website at  or email us for more information. Please email Kim at for information


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.