Dog Adoption

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a safe-haven near Charleston, SC providing love and care to over 200 animals.

When you adopt a dog from Hallie Hill, you will be fully informed of their health status and any medical requirements they may have. All of our animals are spayed/neutered and are fully vaccinated.

Listed below are our more adoptable animals. Click here to see our Special Needs Animals that also deserve a loving home!

Interested in meeting or adopting a dog? Please fill out an application here.

Please read: Given the nature of the sanctuary, many of our animals are older, and/or have special medical/behavioral needs. If you are looking to adopt a pet in a short time frame, please consider adopting from one of our local shelters. If we do have the right pet for you, it can take over a week to process your application. Our process takes more time as we do require vet references, and want to be sure we find the right fit for each of our animals. Please also consider that dogs can live up to 15 years, and cats over 20.


Please note:
We conduct meet + greets and adoptions by appointment only. We do not do same-day adoptions.
Take the first step by filling out an adoption application.

Adoption Applications

If you are interested in meeting or adopting one of our wonderful pets, please fill out our adoption application.

Can’t adopt right now?
Please consider making a donation. We depend solely on donations to keep our sanctuary running. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

Why Adopt a Rescue Dog?

There are many reasons to adopt a rescue dog rather than going to a breeder. You are helping to save the lives of animals who might have been through horrible experiences, and need nothing more than a loving home. Adopting a rescue dog from our Charleston, SC-area animal sanctuary also helps to avoid dealing with over-zealous breeders and gives a second chance at life for doggies that would otherwise be forgotten and put down.

What Should You Keep In Mind When Adopting a Dog?

–When you adopt a dog, you are saving an innocent animal’s life. The kindness and compassion shown are amazing, but you need to keep a few things in mind when adopting a dog:

1. Assume the dog is not house trained. Many animals come from horrible conditions, bad owners, or even have lived outdoors. They need your patience and love to help train them to become amazing pets.

2. Meeting new people & going new places might be hard. Your new fur buddy might be completely comfortable around you after a short time, but they could be very protective if they meet other people or dogs, and might not like riding in cars. Make sure to show patience with them, and sometimes a good harness and leash are needed to take them out.

3. Make sure to play with them, give them lots of exercise, and show them plenty of attention. These poor pups have likely gone through abuse or mistreatment, and keeping their mind at ease with plenty of play and exercise, along with lots of love and attention, is going to be very helpful to them long-term.

If you can’t adopt a dog now but would like to help by donating to the daily care of the animals at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, please consider making a donation. We depend solely on donations to keep our sanctuary running. Thank you so very much for your generosity.