July 23, 2005 – May 13, 2019
Namesake of Hallie Hound Barkery
Born in rural Illinois, Hallie spent her first few months living under an old trailer, before being rescued by Stephanie Pence. Covered in dirt and with bubblegum matted into her fur, she captured Stephanie’s heart right away, and their amazing journey together began. Hallie was named after a firefighter’s tool, the halligan bar, a tool for forced entry, and Hallie certainly forced her way into everyone’s heart.
After a couple of years of being spoiled, Hallie found herself as the CEO (Canine Executive Officer) and namesake of Hallie Hound Barkery. Her job duties included taste-testing and quality control along with duties as the public face of the business. Two more staff, her brothers, Guido and Roudy, were later adopted and assisted in Hallie’s treat sampling efforts. Eventually the pack grew as Kaya, Dante, and Sam also joined in on the venture.
Hallie never met a stranger, granted she would introduce herself with her deep bellowing bay, just to make sure she had everyone’s attention. She loved hanging out at festivals and events like the Covered Bridge Festival and Bark in the Park. Hallie was always ready for a car ride, knowing that each ride always included treats. Hallie was a lover of fluffy pillows, soft blankets, hoodies, and her squeaks.
In her later years, Hallie became big sister to her first human sibling, Mara. The two were consummate partners in crime. They shared many meals, lots of play time, and countless snuggles.
Hallie’s snores, barks, kisses, and cold nose will be greatly missed but her memory will live on in the hearts of her people and her legacy will continue in every treat enjoyed by pups across the country.
Hallie is preceded in death by fur siblings Roudy, Dante, and Kaya. She is survived by fur brothers, Guido and Sam as well as her people, Stephanie, Nathan, and Mara Pence, as well as the Boyd family.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society.