Doggie Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites

Doggie Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites

Treat your pup to something sweet this October! Try this recipe for Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites:

1½ Cups Brown Rice Flour
– ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
– 1 Cup Mashed Sweet Potato
– ½ Cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Purée
– ½ Cup Water
– 1 Egg
– 1 Teaspoon Organic Maple Syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brown rice flour and cinnamon.
4. In a separate bowl, mash sweet potato.
5. Add pumpkin, water, egg, and maple syrup to sweet potato and mix until thoroughly combined.
6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon until you’re left with a thick
7. With your fingers, pinch off a small amount of the mixture (approx. 3/4 teaspoon) and roll into
little balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart.
8. After treats are placed on the baking sheet, take a fork and flatten the little balls to around a ¼”
9. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes.
10. Flip them over and continue baking another 10 minutes.
11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Store in refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container and in freezer for up to a month.

Happy Halloween from Hallie Hill!

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Did you know October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? Check out a few of our Adorable Adoptables below and Adopt, Don’t Shop this month!

View all of our adoptable dogs at


Mouse is a beautiful terrier mix and is just two years old! She is very loving and playful! She is good on a leash and is happily learning to ride in the car! Mouse loves attention, is loyal, and despite her name, would make a very good guard dog!


Dolly is a graceful, 3 year old terrier mix. A bit underweight, she is learning to love her food! Dolly loves to play with both her canine and human friends, and would love you as a playmate, too! Come and play, and take her home today!


Dusty is a 2-year old Catahoula Mix that loves going on hikes and swimming. He is overly friendly to people and gets along great with other dogs!

Lowcountry Pet Expo

Join us at the Lowcountry Pet Expo on Saturday, October 13th! Hallie Hill will be on-site – stop by and learn more about Hallie Hill and what we do! Check out the details below.

  • Where? North Charleston Convention Center (500 Coliseum Drive)
  • When? Saturday, October 13th from 10am-3pm
  • Cost?  $3 for Adults, Kids and Pets are FREE! Dogs must be on a retractable leash. Free Parking!
Laps for Love

Laps for Love

On a beautiful Saturday morning in late August, three of our favorite people went swimming
for the animals of Hallie Hill!

Daniela, Jennifer and Dana raised over $10,000 for the medical needs of our residents.

Thank you so much ladies, you’re AMAZING!

Bishop Gasden Bingo Benefiting Hallie Hill

Bishop Gasden Bingo Benefiting Hallie Hill

On July 27, more than $2000 was raised to support the animals at Hallie Hill! Deegan, Lacy and
Cricket were wonderful ambassadors.

Many, many, thanks to the generous residents of Bishop Gadsden for their generous contributions!

We are very appreciative!

Autumn’s Twilight Years

Autumn’s Twilight Years

Blog by Sue Winder

Cold rain poured down from the sky the day they
dropped her off. A couple was surrendering their 20
year old cat. Certainly, there are legitimate situations
in which beloved pets may need a new home, but,
sadly, this did not appear to be one of them. We at
Hallie Hill believe that pets are family, so this
‘surrender of convenience’ was hard for us to accept
and watch, but at least we knew that Autumn would
be loved and well cared for with us, for however
long she had left in this world.

We wondered how this poor Old Lady Kitty would
adapt to Hallie Hill. Autumn made herself comfortable
in Hallie Hill’s main office. She had frequent visitors. One in particular, Ellie, fell in love
with this beautiful, soft and quiet feline. Many questions were asked about her and then a new
idea was formed – fostering! Ellie was clearly in love with this old gal and wanted her to have a
nice home where she would be comfortable and loved for the remainder of her life. Autumn of
course agreed this was a wonderful idea, had her bags packed, and was ready to go! She had been
at Hallie Hill for about 5 months when she moved in with Ellie.

Life at Ellie’s was fantastic. Autumn had the run of the whole house but had a few places she
made her own. One was on a special blanket placed carefully on the couch. From there she could
see what was happening all around her. She was spoiled with fancy treats and snacks. Gourmet
meals were placed in front of her to ravish. Nary was an insect seen, a rodent running or a snake
slithering near Autumn’s castle. She was clearly
the Queen! Autumn and Ellie’s lives were both
greatly enriched by each other’s company. There
was always a story to share regarding Autumn’s
exploits. The decision to foster worked out perfectly
for all. Autumn gave Ellie (and visa versa)
unconditional love that lasted 3 more years.

Everyone should know how special it is to adopt
a senior cat or dog. Older pets who are surrendered
or dumped at a shelter or rescued from bad
situations deserve to enjoy their last years in
peace, quiet, and comfort. Don’t we all want
that? Not only for our pets, but also for ourselves
as well? Senior animals have so much love to
give. Maybe even more than a younger animal, because many have spent their lives in the company
of people and know how good (or bad) it can be!

If you are looking for unconditional love, consider fostering or adopting an older animal. They
may have most of their years behind them, but you can make their final years the best of their

Visit our Adoption Page here to adopt one of Hallie Hill’s precious animals.

Our August Wishlist

Our August Wishlist

Wondering how you can help Hallie Hill this summer? Check out our August Wish List and get involved!

1. Volunteer!
Click here to learn more about Volunteering at Hallie Hill.

2. Donate to the MAGIC Fund (Medical and Geriatric Intensive Care) by check or online.

3. Check out our Hallie Hill Wishlist on

4. Consumables we need all of the time!

Laundry Detergent or Bleach Cinder blocks
Trash Bags
Canned Dog Food
Disinfecting Wipes or Cleaning Supplies
Leaf Rakes
Paper Plates and Paper Towels
Friskies wet cat food
Gently used lawn chairs
Dry cat food
Office Supplies
Sidewalk Pavers
Garden Hoses
Shakable Ant Poison
Bottled water for volunteers
Laundry Detergent
Hose Nozzl

10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

A cat that becomes overheated in summer can suffer from dehydration, shallow
breathing, and can even get heatstroke. Keeping your cat cool is an important
part of ensuring that he/she enjoys a safe and happy summer, especially if there’s
a heat wave.

1. Keep your cat calm
2. Create a “snug retreat”
3. Ensure that your outside area has shade for your cat to enjoy
4. Allow your cat to choose a cool spot for them to rest or hangout.
5. Use a damp towel to cool down your cat.
6. Brush the cat daily.
7. Use your cooling methods to cool them down as well.
8. Always provide access to a supply of cool water.
9. Create cool play for them.
10. Avoid the heatstroke conditions.

Sue Winder

Sue Winder

Sue Winder is an animal care provider who also keeps our social media active by posting heartwarming stories and beautiful photos of the animals at Hallie Hill. Sue spends her time at the sanctuary giving out medications, feeding, cleaning, and grooming. She is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College and Lancaster Bible College. Sue has worked as a Police Officer, Behavior Specialist, Project Coordinator for Charleston County School District, Church Administrator, and Youth Worship Leader. She is also a very talented musician. Sue lives in Ravenel with her husband Stan and their four pups: Lewis, Birdie, Peaches, and Haynes. Her last three furbabies were adopted from Hallie Hill!