Adopt a Pet

My name is King!

I'm being cared for by
Humane Society of Terrell County

Facts about me

(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

This handsome guy is King, a boxer/mastiff mix around 2 years old.  He and 7 other dogs (including Precious who is also up for adoption) were confiscated by animal control for cruelty and neglect.  They were all living on short chains with no access to water or shelter and they were only being fed sporadically.  We have "before" pictures of him -he was nothing but skin and bones, filthy dirty and full of hook worms and fleas.  Despite this, his tail never stopped wagging -he seems to be very grateful to have been saved.  After being treated for everything and being fed high quality food multiple times a day, King is now healthy and at a good weight and is down to just one meal a day.  King is really a nice dog but at this time, we are going to recommend he be an only dog.  Because he was bascially starved almost to death, he needs to be fed carefully and should be adopted by someone who can handle a strong dog.  He is very friendly but we do not know how he would react if he felt threatned by another dog, especially if there was food around.  For this reason, we are also not recommending him for a home with small children.  This could easily change over time where he wouldn't feel the need to resource guard but there is also the chance he might always feel the need to do this.  He suffered a trauma and is honesly, lucky to be alive.  We really believe he will thrive in the right home.  He is up to date with shots, neutered, negative for heartworms/on prevention, and crate trainefd.  If you would like to adopt Kind, please submit an adoption application at

Adoption fee is $85 and includes all veterinary care

We prescreen all applicants prior to meeting.  To be screened, please submit an adoption application at

We do allow out of state adoptions.  However, we do not ship nor transport sight unseen pets for many reasons.  We require travel in person adoption.


Humane Society of Terrell County

Contact info
Pet ID
Dawson, GA 39842

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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.

Go meet their 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.

More about this rescue

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.