My name is Dawson!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Dawson, Georgia - Dawson
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Humane Society of Terrell County

Facts about Dawson

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_63945196
  • Hair: Short

Dawson is one our OutCAsTS.  He will never make a PetSmart debute. He will need a loving, very patient individual to work with him through his quirks while he learns to trust you. He is very smart and can read you like a book. No fooling this guy! 

Dawson had a rough start in life but has come a long way. His cauliflower ear is likely the result of an untreated hematoma that burst at some point. We think it adds to the overall thug look he wears like a boss!!!

Dawson is one neck scratch loving, booty scratch loving individual.  Just listen to him purr on his video.  Don't let his thug glare scare you off, he is nothing but a ball of purring, drooling fluff behind that mask! He doesn't have many teeth left so you frequently see him with his tongue hanging out of his mouth. He drools when you pet him but he thinks it ruins his street cred so we ignore it. ;) 

Since Dawson only has a few teeth it's practically impossible to know exactly how old he is. However, he has a brightness to his eyes that make us think he is definitely not a senior. 

Dawson is okay around dogs and kids but has randomly displayed very agressive behavior towards other cats of both sexes. He tends to be very dominant and his tolerance threshold for other cats is minute. Some cats he showed no interest in - others he wanted to eliminate. Dawson is a thug and apologizes to no one - haters gonna hate - that's how he looks at it. : /

So, if you want a lap cat that will spend lots of time with you, you are reading the wrong bio. If you want a straight thug cat that will terrify your kids friends when they come over with just a glare, you have just met your perfect cat! Fill out an application to adopt Dawson at Questions? Email or 


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.