Adoption Pup-Dates

Adoption Pup-Dates


(aka The Love of my life, my 92# mush)
Rudy was brought to Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary with his mother and nine siblings at the ripe age of approximately 3-4 weeks old. Rudy was very shy and was always the one in the corner. I remember telling Jennifer Middleton, “if he is the last man standing, I may have to foster him” Fail. He gave/gives the best neck hugs. Rudy was born scared of the world, Noises, people, other dogs… everything, etc. We have worked very hard to make him feel comfortable in the world and not anxious. He has come such a long way, and in my eyes, he is the BEST friend and dog EVER. We have certain protocols when people come over (ignore for 5 minutes) and when we go for walks, but this is our “normal.”

He loves most people who come over and loves his morning bonding walks. Every dog walker knows Rudy and always compliments him on his sweet face! He has play dates with three dogs (one is his brother), loves taking my spot in the bed around 4 am, loves food, loves his pools, Nyla bones, hero balls, and looooovees to lick people!! He is the best thing that has ever happened to us! I have learned patience and that all dogs are individuals and thats OK! His face melts my heart!! Oh… and adopting a puppy with two senior dogs was actually a good call, after the first four months of hell, they taught him a lot and bonded.


(formerly Sabrina)
Maisy has brought more energy into the house! She’s always on the go! She LOVES shredding things. She has chosen a couple of items that weren’t intended to be chewed but we are providing lots of appropriate things for her to meet her chewing/shredding needs, so she’s learning fast! She is not a fan of her humans leaving home and was very distressed being in a crate. We are working on that! She has done well with not being crated when left for short periods of time. We tried taking her with us on short errands but she gets sick in the car. She jumps gates (even going up and down the stairs) and opens doors (we have levers that push down) we’ve learned to pull the blinds up so she doesn’t pull them down trying to look out the windows while looking for us. When upset being without humans, she’d potty in the house, that’s getting better though.


Things don’t happen overnight! There’s a learning curve for both the new family member and for the humans who choose to make the commitment of adding to the family. Things can be challenging to start, but with the willingness to understand and knowing that companion animals do not come prewired to our expectations, it will get easier. For us humans, it’s a happy, exciting time to “rescue” a new family member. Our new family member, in most cases, doesn’t realize they were “rescued.” All they know is that their world has changed (maybe for the third, fourth, or fifth time), and they are trying to figure things out! The greatest gift to give to your new family member is time to adjust, clear communication, gentle guidance, understanding, and room to make mistakes and not be punished for making them but to be praised and rewarded for doing things right (in our eyes or to our expectations).

It’s a beautiful journey that never lasts as long as our hearts wish, so make the most of every day and cherish the time we have with these beautiful souls. Show them they matter and that they are safe. Give them choices, let them sniff and take in the world around them. Let them decide if they want to meet new people or dogs or if they are good with just walking by. Be mindful, be their advocate! Build a relationship that goes both ways. We owe it to them!



I hope all is well! I just wanted to thank you so much for bringing Stu that day. It was definitely fate. This boy has taken my heart and helped it heal over the loss of my Thumper. He runs, plays tag with the other dogs, he sunbathes, he gets super excited and makes the cutest noises, he doesn’t like loud quick sounds, he runs through the house and plays with his best friend, Gibbs. The bond he’s created with our other dogs is so beautiful. He loves to get mommy hugs, he doesn’t like apples or watermelon but Liam keeps trying to feed him anyways. He loves when Liam eats because he’s the perfect height to get fed by Liam, he LOVES stuffed animals and he is a shoe stealer! I’m so grateful for Stu, I can’t thank you enough. Keep up the amazing work that you do.

Tink, Stono, & Zoey

These 3 were adopted from Hallie in 2016 (Tink), 2018 (Stono), and 2021 (Zoey)! They each have their own unique personalities! Our home would not be the same without the joy they bring us! Thank you, Hallie Hill!

How Can You Help Hallie Hill?

How Can You Help Hallie Hill?

How Can You Help Hallie Hill? 

Hallie Hill is always in need of things at the sanctuary. One of the biggest things we need ALL the time is consumables.

Please view our September wish list below, as well as links to the full wishlist on Amazon and Chewy. 

  • Trash Bags
  • Granulated ant poison
  • Dry cat food
  • Scoopable Cat Litter
  • Friskies wet cat food
  • Paper Plates and Paper Towels
  • Dog treats and biscuits
  • Swiffer mopping cloths
  • Bottled water
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Kitchen can bags
  • Multipurpose spray cleaner
  • Canned dog food
  • Hoses

Check out our Hallie Hill Wishlist on Amazon.

Check out our Hallie Hill Wishlist on Chewy.

Thank you for helping the animals of Hallie Hill!


Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah Tyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah Tyre

I’m a Georgia girl from a little town called Baxley in South Georgia. I attended Georgia Southern University and earned my B.A. in Philosophy & Religious Studies. I love the beach, reading a good book, traveling, music (especially Aerosmith), and most importantly, cheeseburgers! When I first stepped foot onto Hallie Hill, I was instantly drawn to the land, animals, and people. It all took me back to some of my best memories spent at my grandparents’ house in Surrency, a small dot on the map just outside of Baxley. I spent most of my life outside surrounded by a southern landscape filled with farm animals, dogs, cats, and a Donkey named Toothpick. So, needless to say, loving animals is a part of who I am. But more importantly I have always had a passion to serve and help. Here at Hallie Hill, I get the best of both worlds. My job consists of bringing a community of people together to do great things to further the mission of Hallie Hill in support of our furry residents!

Hallie Hill Welcomes Bill Walsh

Hallie Hill Welcomes Bill Walsh

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is thrilled to welcome Bill Walsh to our Board of Directors! Bill has a long history of service to the Lowcountry as the award-winning Chief Meteorologist at WCSC TV/ CBS and as a decorated Lt. Colonel (retired) in the USAF Reserve/ U.S Special Operations Command. Bill gives his time and energy to several community charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, One Eighty Place, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, and Veteran’s Hospital. He has been a valued supporter of Hallie Hill and we are excited that he has agreed to be on our Board of Directors. Bill and his wife Janet share their home with 3 animals, dogs Ruby and Annie, and one cat, Opal. 

“As a lifelong animal lover, I’m thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Hallie Hill family and glad to help any way. Hallie Hill is a special place and truly a sanctuary for animals of all kinds and ages. Like any organization, it’s the people who make it what it is, and the volunteers, staff, and board of Hallie Hill all bring so much to this amazing organization. I am looking forward to helping Hallie Hill move forward into the future bringing love and care to Lowcountry animals. See you all soon!” -Bill Walsh 

Thank You Friends of Hallie Hill

Thank You Friends of Hallie Hill

Preferred Home Services has raised and donated to support our animals at Hallie Hill! Through their online campaign in the month of July, they were able to rally up $617.45! We are extremely excited about this donation and are very thankful for everything that Preferred Home Services does for us!

Next, we would like to thank Max & Neo for donating dog gear! For every product purchased from Max & Neo, a product is donated to a rescue center. Thank you for including us in your donations and being a loyal partner!

Last, but definitely not least, we would like to thank Nancy Sue Plotz for her generous donation of beautiful handmade blankets to keep our animals comfy and cozy! We are very appreciative of our new Go With The Flo Dog Blankies!

Animals Benefited By Your Laps For Love Donation

Animals Benefited By Your Laps For Love Donation

With our Laps For Love fundraiser just a few days away, we wanted to share our special animals that your donation benefits. 

Lolly is a chubby little beagle mix who, through no fault of her own, was surrendered to a local county animal shelter. The shelter was so overcrowded that Lolly was being held in a crate until a spot opened up for her. She was likely a candidate for euthanasia, being a senior with skin rashes and a neurological issue that gave her an unsteady gait. When a shelter worker contacted Hallie Hill asking if we would accept Lolly into our program, we could save her life because of your support. Lolly waddles daily around the sanctuary and really enjoys sniffing in the open fields. She hopes to one day catch a squirrel, but the squirrels don’t look worried by her latest attempts. Someone may adopt Lolly despite her age and unsteady gait, but if not, she is promised a home here at Hallie Hill for as long as she needs it.

Dolly was found as a stray by a family who brought her to us for care as they already had a few dogs.  Dolly was very feeble to be only about 2 years old because she had painful, swollen joints on all four legs.  She also had an abscessed tooth. Dr Badger at West Ashley Veterinary clinic did an amazing job diagnosing and treating her immune-associated arthritis.  After proper medication, her joint swelling was down and she was a happy comfortable girl.  Dolly’s infected tooth was removed and the wound on her cheek was repaired.  She now is quite the character with a beautiful voice and is safe at the sanctuary awaiting someone to choose her to take home.

Leigh, a long-time volunteer at the sanctuary, spotted a small grey tabby kitten on the edge of a rural road. She was surprised when he did not run away as she bicycled past him. She stopped her bike and spoke softly to him. That was all the encouragement the little guy needed to start dragging himself as fast as he could toward her as if his life depended on him getting to her before she left! Leigh brought him to the sanctuary because he could not stand and seemed to have no use of his hind legs, which were atrophied from lack of use. We named him Max- since he put forth “max”imum effort to survive and be rescued. Max was cleaned up, given plenty of food and water, and examined by our vet, who x-rayed him to determine his little spine was badly broken. Max later visited a neurologist who gave us a good prognosis: Max could possibly walk again once his spinal injury had time to heal. A strict regimen of crate rest was prescribed. Max has been adopted by his foster care-givers.

Alfredo is about a 10-year-old yellow tabby cat that came to us as a found stray. He was thin and seemed to be hungry all the time. After only a day with us, we knew he would have some medical issues, and he was quickly diagnosed as a diabetic. Alfredo receives an insulin injection every 12 hours and is gaining weight nicely. Alfredo has a winning personality and is the most adorable little guy! We hope an adopter will consider him even though he requires extra care.

Jay Chisolm

Jay Chisolm

Jay Chisolm grew up in Brooklyn NY with a passion for music. As a child, he played several instruments including drums, piano and saxophone. Jay played for his church, and as an adult, he played professionally, with drums being his favorite. He attended school with an interest in electro-mechanical engineering but after having a son, he chose to prioritize fatherhood. His family owned houses with tenants, so Jay became familiar with basic maintenance tasks such as plumbing, carpentry and minor electric repairs.

Jay has worked a variety of jobs in addition to his work as a musician. He spent time as a veterinary technician, a NY City bus operator, and a truck driver. After moving to the Carolinas, his construction experience grew with a variety of jobs. When visiting his wife’s family in Hollywood, he appreciated the space and tranquility that came with being away from the big city and decided to move into this area. We are so fortunate to have Jay join us as our maintenance technician to help us keep Hallie Hill beautiful and running smoothly!

Volunteer Spotlight: Joan Race

Volunteer Spotlight: Joan Race

Joan supports Hallie Hill in so many ways! The cats are thrilled to see her coming on a weekly basis. Her energy is limitless as she helps at events and she is never without an encouraging word and her bright smile that spreads so much cheer! She and her husband, Jack, adopted Linus, a deaf Staffie whom they have given the most wonderful home he could wish for, complete with his favorite activity, limitless golf cart rides! The Races are generous with their monetary support as well—Joan recently gave 100% of her 50/50 winnings at Putting for Paws back to the Sanctuary! We are so happy that she is part of our Hallie Hill family for all that, and much more!! Joan, we love you!

Meet our Laps for Love Swimmers

Meet our Laps for Love Swimmers

Head to Laps for Love to meet these amazing people who will be swimming their hearts out for the animals of Hallie Hill! Choose your swimmer and make a single or per lap donation to support their efforts and show your love and support for the over 200 animals that call Hallie Hill their temporary or permanent home. New swimmers are joining the ‘Laps for Love’ swim team every day, so be sure to check the website for the latest and support their efforts!

Laps for Love Swimmers:

Daniela Schneider

Erin Howell

Chad Singer

Chuck Shoemaker

Jake Howell

Susan Chase

Joan Race



Josh Tabor

Karen Kuhn

Lamar Smith

Caleb Jackson

Brian Laughlin

Tyler Klemmer

Logan Gilreath

Ralph is Famous: Rescuing Ralph

Ralph is Famous: Rescuing Ralph

Rescuing Ralph is the story of a puppy mill breeder dog, named Ralph, who found a better life with his rescuer. Told from Ralph’s point of view and based loosely on his experiences, the story is educational and very moving. It is about learning to trust and the power of friendship, both human and canine. 

And a bonus- sweet Ralph is available for adoption at Hallie Hill! He is 14 years old, and has really blossomed while in our care. We have found him to be cautious at first, but he warms up quickly when he finds you worthy. Ralph has come to love the other little dogs he lives with. He would do best in a quiet, adults only home. Yes, you can ‘Rescue Ralph’, or consider one of the other Hallie Hill residents waiting to find their fur-ever home!