Wall of Honor and Remembrance

We honor all those for whom a tribute has been made in HONOR or MEMORY. Whether the tribute was for a loved one, a veteran, a beloved pet or a special occasion, PAALS is proud to be able to publish the list of names and donors.

These donations not only honor or remember the tributee, they also provide valuable funds to help PAALS provide service dogs to those in need.

This page also memorializes special individuals who contributed time and effort above and beyond to PAALS and PAALS dogs who have passed.

Thank you to all who help us further our mission by honoring and remembering others.

In Loving Memory of Adler

In Loving Memory of Charlie

Charlie (AKA Yale)

Charlie was an unexpected gift. On PAALS’ first trip to breed a dog at Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s (GEB) Breeding Center, a couple of puppies were offered as potential future breeders and/or service dogs. Our director and cofounder did an impromptu temperament evaluation in the entrance area with a puppy named Yale (later to be our first name sponsored dog Charlie by a beloved volunteer who has also moved to heaven) and his brother Yeates. Shortly after they were in the back of a car heading to SC.

Charlie lived with the Vice President of our board as a full time foster and later with an assistance dog recipient and longtime supporter in the upstate. He was bred with Akira, our first female puppy that came from GEB . He fathered a litter that included Roberta (now retired facility dog from a special education classroom), RC (a PTSD dog for a veteran) and Lizzy who works with a female veteran in NYC through our ADI partnerships. After two years of training he went on to service a veteran with PTSD and TBI.

Charlie had a late onset of allergies that forced an early retirement. Shortly after retirement, he moved to Minnesota with a volunteer family who was retiring there from SC. Charlie lived a more comfortable life in an environment that was more allergy friendly and seemed to love the snow!

Like all PAALS dogs he touched thousands of lives during his training in programs like our summer camps. He was a rock star everywhere he went, including ADI conferences where his beauty and demeanor helped PAALS form many lasting partnerships before the ADI Breeding Coop existed. His legacy will live on for generations to come, but he will be missed by so many!

A Special Tribute to Tim Chamblee

In loving memory of PAALS long time volunteer and supporter.

Timothy David “Tim” Chamblee, 59, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 19, 2015. Born on March 17, 1956, in Anderson, SC, he was a son of Mrs. Marian Bratcher Chamblee and the late C.D. Chamblee. Tim was a 1978 graduate of Clemson University, and remained a Tiger fan throughout his life. He was owner and president of The John Hensel Company in Columbia. Most recently he worked in Tri Care Finance at Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Tim was an accomplished photographer as well as a master diver. Most importantly, Tim was a man of great faith who shared his time and talents as a member of Northeast United Methodist Church, and with Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) of South Carolina. His loving spirit and quiet faithfulness will be missed by the family and friends he leaves behind.

Tim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth Hensel Chamblee; son, Matthew David Chamblee of Columbia; mother, Marian Bratcher Chamblee; brothers, Mark Chamblee (Mavis) of Anderson, Cary D. Chamblee (Mary Gail); sister Jenny Renedo (Mike) of Columbia; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In Loving Memory of Copper

Copper was the first working dog placed by PAALS. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Copper crossed the rainbow bridge on October 28, 2015.

In Loving Memory of Whitty


Whitty was a golden retriever who was born at the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. She was donated to PAALS to have a second chance at a different career helping people when she did not meet the criteria as a guide dog. Whitty was a very sweet and local dog who turned out to be the perfect match for a female veteran. Cagla is an army veteran who served as a68W-Cobat Medical/Health Care Specialist. The effects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury led her to PAALS. She described the feeling of walking outside the front door of her home was like walking into fire. Whitty put out that fire and many others, allowing her veteran partner to have independence again. Whitty was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and Cagla supported her through treatments that extended her life beyond all predictions. PAALS is so proud of the work Whitty did and the care Cagla gave her.

“The Meaning of Life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso


Holly Superczynski in HONOR of John & Lisa Gorniak
Rose Walker in MEMORY of Elizabeth Frair
Col. Vickie Longenecker in HONOR of Rose Walker on her birthday
Rose Walker in MEMORY of Elizabeth Frair
Thomas Coleman in HONOR of AJ
Alicia Spence in MEMORY of Lola Spence
Natalia Boitchenko in MEMORY of Betty Frair
Palmetto Race Group in MEMORY of Tim Chamblee
Kay Hendrix in HONOR of Sarah Norris
Kay Hendrix in HONOR of Jane Ives
Vickie Longenecker in MEMORY of Betty Frair
Tom & Beverly Legge in MEMORY of Joan, in Honor of the Pig
Michelle Spitler in MEMORY of Obie
Cynthia Leitner in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Rose Walker & Keith Frair in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Sheri Jordan in MEMORY of Georgia Leigh Crick
Katherine Obarowski in MEMORY of Georgia Crick 
Bindu Tharian Majid in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Armand Glocker in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Eunice Marie Horton Brophy in MEMORY of Alice Jordan Nickles

Mark Platte in MEMORY of Georgia Leigh Crick
Cecil & Marissa Bordages in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Maureen Leary in MEMORY of Georgia Crick
Margaret Hamilton in HONOR of Sheri Levy
Lori McKelvey in MEMORY of Shelby
Michele & Roger Huddleston in MEMORY of Mulligan Levy
Allison Tocci in HONOR of Abby Batson
Wendy Woodley in HONOR of Susan Woodley & Ross on the occasion of her birthday
Carole Brabham in MEMORY of Max Souder
Anonymous in MEMORY of Guapo
Anonymous in HONOR of Margaret Power, PAALS volunteer
Audrey Brown in HONOR of Woody
Georgia Bates in MEMORY of Jen's Rob and my Robin
Pamela Cutter in HONOR of Karen Addy, my sister
Thomas Coleman in HONOR of Rebecca Coleman
Thomas Frair in MEMORY of Linda Frair
Mary Furse in MEMORY of some special Siamese cats
Nancy LeMaster in HONOR of Mary Seamon & Dapper
Joe & Myra Ashor in HONOR of Sandra Gaines, our precious daughter on her birthday
Karin Ho in HONOR of Flossy
Brittaney Collins in HONOR of Chiver
Heather Garner in HONOR of Bethany & Chiver
Andrea Paschal in HONOR of Jennifer Rogers, my dear friend
Mary Seamon in HONOR of Dapper
Josh Amick in HONOR of Harley
Charlotte Brooks in MEMORY of Fred Brooks
Rebecca Davis in MEMORY of Jack, best dog ever
Janice Welshans in HONOR of Olive
Betsy Burn in HONOR of Riley Burn, my daughter
Mr. And Mrs. Wyatt Clark in HONOR of Bethany & Chiver
Dr. Rebecca & Mike Allen in HONOR of Tina
Hannah Lea Agrelius in HONOR of Will Roberts
N.J. Peister in HONOR of Matt
Palmetto Race Group in MEMORY of Tim Chamblee
Sheri Madsen in MEMORY of Morgan Madsen, my daughter
Larry Madsen in MEMORY of Morgan Madsen, my daughter
Natalia Boitchenko in HONOR of Keith Frair
Ashleigh Conner in HONOR of Mary King
Ed & Stephanie Morrison in MEMORY of Charles Parnell
Donna & Michael Moore in HONOR of Bobby & Chelsea Clark
Mary Spradlin in HONOR of Dale McCoin
Andrew & Karen Johnson in HONOR of Lauren Kozlik on her Birthday
David Moore in HONOR of Dana Moore
Susan & Joseph Ullrich in HONOR of Linda Dunn
Mary Wallace & Ralph Coleman in HONOR of Rebecca Terry Coleman and AJ
Mary Wallace & Ralph Coleman in MEMORY of Simon
Cindy Wechter in loving MEMORY of Hazel Solberg, a very fine dog
Saulisbury Business Machines in MEMORY of Lyles Saulisbury
Dr. Erica Davidson in MEMORY of Stella
Bob & Sandi Anderson in HONOR of Robbie Anderson
Thomas Haggard in HONOR of Nemo
Charlotte Brooks in MEMORY of Fred Boooks
Betty Hilley in MEMORY of Timothy R. Gilbert
Daniel Driscoll & Christophewr Keck in MEMORY of Grayson Keck
Sheri Jordan in MEMORY of Charlie
Sheri Jordan in MEMORY of Emmy
Patricia McGovern in MEMORY of Bart & Icon Gaines
James & Brenda Woodly in HONOR of Ross & Winston
Lorin & Elinor DesChamps O’Donnell in MEMORY of Mary Alice Sugert DesChamps
Marty Meggs in MEMORY of Rita Meggs
Margaret Bozic in HONOR of Sheila & Randy Hammond
Hopewell A.R.P. Church in HONOR of Mitzie Renwick
Patricia Pope in MEMORY of Morgan Madsen
Miriam Willis in MEMORY of Fred Brooks Birthday (1/23/48)
Derek and Phyllis Gowdy in MEMORY of Dena Jo Coker