Hali has been with Eunoia Rescue since it was first founded in 2015. She was the organization’s first foster and slowly took on more responsibility; in 2017 she became the Vice President of Eunoia Rescue, and in 2021 became the Director. Hali has always had a passion for helping animals. When she was little, she would save the turtles that were caught in her grandpa’s commercial fishing net, and as a teenager she would bring home any stray dog she could find. It was her dream to become a veterinarian to help animals everyday.
Unfortunately, Bio 101 at the University of South Carolina quickly opened her eyes to the fact that her dream wouldn’t come true. She instead graduated with Bachelors Degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science in 2016, and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 2019. She now works as a criminal defense attorney.
The Director role covers almost every aspect of rescue. Hali spends most of her days pulling new animals into the rescue, coordinating and attending vet appointments, fundraising, managing the rescue’s social media, keeping the website up to date, and screening applicants for adoptive and foster homes. She really enjoys the medical aspect of rescue and spends as much time as possible in the veterinary clinics learning about the injuries, ailments, and treatments the rescue dogs encounter. When she isn’t handling rescue matters.
Hali enjoys spending her days on the boat with her boyfriend Tal, who is a huge supporter of the rescue, and her two pups! Winnie is an American Staffordshire Terrier whom she foster-failed in 2016, and Ripley is a Chocolate Lab who has the energy of a small nuclear plant. Winnie and Ripley aren’t the biggest fans of sharing their home with foster dogs, but Hali has fostered upwards of 30 dogs!
Nicki joined Eunoia Rescue in November 2018 where she started off simply as a foster. However, her love for rescues started much earlier in life. As far as she can remember, Nicki has always had a deep love for animals, especially dogs. It all began, at only 10 years old, where she started a dog nanny job in her neighborhood. She loved caring for her neighbors dogs. Her family has always adopted dogs from her local animal shelters in Illinois & are firm believers in adopting the “nobody-wants-him” kind of dogs — que Ozzie & Chipper.
Nicki went to college at Eastern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Hospitality Management and Business. As a junior, Nicki started her own little family, and adopted Mali, a Husky / Carolina dog mix.
Nicki graduated & then moved to Charleston, South Carolina in May 2016 to pursue her dream goal of becoming a wedding planner. After moving to Charleston, she adopted Chloe, a rescue golden retriever who passed from cancer on January 5, 2019. Nicki was devastated, and naturally to heal her broken heart, went and adopted two more goldens — que Tanner and Teddy, a red and white golden retriever.
Nicki has now taken on the role of Eunoia Rescue’s Vice President position, and does many other things behind the scenes — like scheduling transports, medical appointments, pulling new intakes, and reviewing the many amazing adoption applications we receive. When she’s not doing all of that, she’s busy running her own business — a wedding planning business located here in Charleston, South Carolina called Nicki Paige Collection. Working from home allows her to take care of the many fosters she has at her house. Between 6-10 dogs always reside in her home and is also where the new intakes are dropped off, before moving to their foster families. Nicki has fostered 18 dogs with 13 of them that have found their forever homes!