RICHARDSON RESCUE

Rating: 4.95 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1968 Garvin Rd Janet Richardson York SC 29745 USA

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I am reaching out to all animal groups around the United States and found Richardson Rescue. In my case, my tenant's dog was brutally raped by a convicted sexual predator. This is happening all over and needs to stop! I have started an organization, T.A.P. Together Against Predators. If all animal lovers band together, we can change these laws and protect animals who do not have a voice, WE must be their voice. Please like, follow and share our page https://www.facebook.com/tap.together
I talked with the owner of Richardson Rescue and found her to be very professional and what she does to help these animals is priceless!!! Thank you Richardson Rescue for what you do!

Tracy Opra
T.A.P. Together Against Predators

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I had been thinking about adopting a dog for a long time and had read up on it and was ready to find my dog. I went to the Pet Smart in Rock Hill, SC to ask the people more questions about adopting and ended up with Buster! An amazing dog! I saw some other dogs, they were nice, the team at Richardson Rescue answered my many questions - newbie - and I was set to leave. Then I saw Buster and said hello - fell in love. The first few weeks together were a learning experience for me. But he was perfect. A lover, well-trained and likes anyone or anything that passes him by - except squirrels.
I had gotten many compliments on how sweet and well behaved he was and I always wanted to reach out to the organization - and his foster home to THANK THEM! You can tell he was well-treated there.
He loves attention, but if I open my laptop - he walks away. He does not get on the furniture, he sits when needed and he is 100% house-trained. I kept preparing myself for an accident or 2 at the beginning, but he is awesome. Working full-time I knew house-training was not a realistic option for me. So that was a requirement - but I realize there are no guarantees.
So thanks again to the Richardson Rescue folks for helping me and being an amazing middle step for Buster to find his furever home.
Continue the great work.
Celia

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a dog from this rescue a few months ago. The staff was very helpful, and they take great care of their animals! It's a local rescue, so you can help your community directly by adopting your next pet from Richardson Rescue.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Richardson Rescue for more than a year, and the staff is wonderful. They take in many breeds of dogs and cats, and do anything they can to help others in the community with their animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The people at Richardson Rescue are awesome! They try to save every animal that they can. They have provided a great service to our community; they have saved over 5000 lives! Any donation given to Richardson Rescue is going to a great cause- they use their funds to directly care for their animals!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Great Place! The staff is very nice, and they make sure the animals there are well taken care of! They work with each dog to be sure he/she finds the loving home they deserve. If anyone is looking for a dog or cat, I would highly recommend Richardson Rescue!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Having been both volunteer and adopter for a number of years now, I've seen the many facets of fine care, both medical and emotional, given to homeless or unwanted "friends" that have rightfully given Richardson Rescue the five stars above. Our latest addition at home, Dotty, is an aged tiny Beagle, who was found wandering, in a parking lot in Rock Hill. She has a slight limp, and is terrified by unexpected noises. Yet when outside (or even inside!), should she hear a shot in the woods ring out, sharp barks from a once noble little hunting dog come alive once more. We've found that her greatest desire in life is simply to have a safe, quiet little space to lay down in. There are precious few of those in parking lots. Dotty is only one example of the many stories of a loving second chance provided at Richardson Rescue. Well done and God Bless!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

After having to put our 12 yr old rescue lab down that we only had for 11 months, I felt our home needed a second dog again. I came across Richardson Rescue in the search for a dog. I don't remember if it was on Petfinder or Facebook. After seeing Luca, a 5 yr old toy Australian Shepard, I filled out the application for him. My husband works a lot and he was also leaving to go out of town. They were very patient with us on getting down to see him. Once we got there we saw all the dogs they had rescued from Georgia as well as others. 41 Aussies were trusted to them by a breeder in GA who was shutting down. She only trusted RR and with good reasons. They were all very kind, they had bathed Luca for our visit. We have had him for four months now and he's adjusted very well. We have referred friends to them who've adopted and are pleased as well. Thank you RR for all that you do!

Steve and Wendy Brown

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Absolutely LOVE these folks!! The pets are well socialized, given excellent care, and the Rescue is ALWAYS clean! I have visited other Rescues and they can certainly take lessons from the Staff at Richardson. Knowledgable, friendly, and it's all about the pets....HIGHLY recommend adopting from them. They are also VERY Rescue friendly and are always reaching out to other groups to help and work together to save animals!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

About 4 years ago I decided to get another pug as a playmate for my already 3 year old pug. I searched on line for local rescues and was very disappointed with lack of response to my inquiries until I came across Richardson Rescue. The website was user friendly and very up to date showing all the adoptable pets available, I quickly came across a photo of Bessie ( now called Tess) I made a phone call to make sure she was still available and set up a time to visit. It was love at first sight, Tess has been such a wonderful addition to our family and she and Toby are inseparable. I was so impressed with the way Janet runs her Rescue that I decided this will be the Rescue that I will continue to support and make donations too. What a great organization, please be sure to visit them if you are looking to adopt your next furbaby.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

We adopted our wonderful little guy Tito from Richardson Rescue about ten years ago. He is a blond chi & "only the Lord knows" mix and we love him dearly. We then adopted Pebbles late last year ... also a Chi mix & she is the sweetest, energetic and loving little girl. Janet's rescue also helped me save the life of a starving blue female pit that my husband & I found wandering our neighborhood with her ribs showing and there was melting snow on the ground. She was very gentle but shy & it turned out she heart-worm positive. We already had a pack of dogs in our home so we had to find her a new home. I contacted Janet & she came to our rescue putting out a Richardson Rescue 911 Alert. That very same day I got a call & a young lady named Amber immediately drove from York to Charlotte, NC to give Grayce her forever home. We agreed to fund Grayce's continued heart-worm treatments and she is now negative & healthy!!! Amber & I are now FB friends and I see wonderful pictures of Grayce and her male pit Tate living the good life and being best buds. If not for Janet and Richardson Rescue, she would not have the wonderful life she now has. I respect Janet's rescue and admire Janet greatly for the loving, caring environment she provides to all her pets as they search for the forever homes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Richardson Rescue is the most incredible group of people with an amazing facility and mission. We knew as soon as we saw Sophie on petfinder that she was the puppy we had been looking for over the previous 6 months. Although Richardson was a 9 hour drive, we were determined to help Richardson and rescue Sophie. They did a very thorough background on us including research about our home to make sure Sophie would have the best. After our 9 hour trip, they took the time to review everything: her chip, her food, her shots, her upcoming health needs, her exercise regiment, etc. We can not thank them enough for everything - they literally changed our lives forever ... by granting us the chance to raise Sophie in our home.

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