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September 29, 2014

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April 6, 2013

As a volunteer for Rikki's, I can say with absolute certainty that this is a place that goes above and beyond to help any animal that comes into their care. From cats to dogs and horses to guinea pigs... more

September 29, 2014

Rikki's Refuge is an incredible no-kill sanctuary for animals of all shapes and sizes. The dogs, cats, pigs, horses, emus, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, etc., live out their lives in a safe and caring environment. Considering that there are over 1200 animals that call Rikki's home, it truly takes a village of dedicated volunteers. Having spent many hours there, I honestly am in awe of how well they keep everything running so smoothly. But, none of this would happen without those willing to give of their time, resources and help from others. I believe in Kerry and her vision of what Rikki's Refuge stands for and for those who support her every step of the way.
April 6, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

As a volunteer for Rikki's, I can say with absolute certainty that this is a place that goes above and beyond to help any animal that comes into their care. From cats to dogs and horses to guinea pigs, no animal at Rikki's goes without the proper care or love. I have enormous respect for everyone who works so tirelessly at Rikki's.

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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

January 8, 2013

Rikki's Refuge is the most honest animal rescue that I have had the honor of being associated with. The love and compassion they give to each and every animal that comes into their care should be used as a guideline for every animal rescue in existence. I am proud to be a volunteer at Rikki's.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 16, 2014
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July 16, 2014
1 person found this review helpful

How wonderful it would be if there were more no-kill rescues like Rikki's Refuge, Life Unlimited Of Virginia Inc. The animals are cared for as family. Your donation goes a long way at Rikki's Refuge. They have a handful of employees who work very hard to care for the animals. The annual budget is minimal, with almost no overhead. If you love animals, please try to come by for a tour. Their location is Central Virginia, in what is mostly an agricultural area. I bet most people have never seen a real peacock up close. So happy the time I was able to be there for the “peacock parade.” As a supporter & volunteer, I have helped with many events. Thank goodness for all the volunteers who help. As a result, all events & functions are handled by people who donate their time and talents. All donations to Rikki's Refuge far exceed other nonprofits. Your money is put to good use here. If anyone would like to know more, please have them contact me. Thank you for Rikki’s Refuge.

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

April 26, 2013

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April 26, 2013

For everyone who envisions an animal sanctuary is all sunlight and roses and birds landing on your shoulder to sing to you - it's NOT Disney! It's hard work to feed and shelter and medicate over 1,000 animals of all sizes and temperments, in all kinds of weather - yet the staff and volunteers of Rikki's Refuge do it willingly every day of the year. And they still find time to dispense love and kindness to every creature on the property. When you leave Rikki's after a day of volunteering you're often exhausted, sweaty and not the best-smelling person in the world - but you'll sure feel good about yourself and are already looking forward to the next time!

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 23, 2013
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April 23, 2013
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Rikki's Refuge is home to the elderly, the unwanted, the abandoned, the abused, the chronically ill; all those beings that no one else will take in. The work that is done there everyday by a small, dedicated staff is remarkable. Miracles happen at Rikki's every day. Animals that no one thought had a chance of a happy life recover at Rikki's with lots of love, lots of caring, vet care, a warm place to sleep and, of course, food! I've volunteered at Rikki's for almost three years and my heart is still touched by the caring, compassionate, hard-working staff every time I'm there.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 22, 2013

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April 22, 2013

I have heard that Rikki's Refuge is a wonderful sanctuary for animals who have no where else to go. That Rikki's take exceptional care of there animals. It has been my pleasure to help in areas that I was able to.

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2013

April 17, 2013

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April 17, 2013

I've been a volunteer, fan & lover of Rikki's for over 10 years! Not only do they help so many cats, they help every walk of life that they possibly can! Anything the animals may need, they get. Whether it's medical help, food or love, these animals get everything they need! The dedicated staff works day & night to ensure the health & safety of all the Rikki's animals, sometimes staying 2-3 days in a row to make sure things are going as needed. The founder of this organization works tirelessly to submit grants & tax forms, obtain donations, doing anything & everything to help these animals. You will not find another individual who cares as much for the animals! Every donation received is used for the sole purpose of the animals in need - a rare quality to find now a days! As a whole, this organization is the tops!

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 6, 2013

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February 20, 2012

I regularly support Rikki's Refuge as a donor, voter (on sites like Animal Rescue Site & facebook contests to help them win donations of both money and goods) and wholeheartedly promote them whenever ... more

April 6, 2013

My family & I are active in animal rescue & rights. Rikki's is one of the most far-racing & dedicated animal sanctuaries we've come across & we are honored to help them in fundraising & awareness efforts. Kudos to all at Rikki's for their kind hearts & endless hard work on behalf of all...fur, feathers or scales, differently abled or older, previously unwanted or in need, they now know love.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 20, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I regularly support Rikki's Refuge as a donor, voter (on sites like Animal Rescue Site & facebook contests to help them win donations of both money and goods) and wholeheartedly promote them whenever I can. I use GoodSearch & GoodShop to benefit Rikki's. As a no-kill shelter where animals of any age, ability or background are accepted with love and understanding, they are very deserving of assistance wherever and whenever possible. Interacting with spokeskitty Vincent on facebook, I have witnessed the good they do for differently-abled animals as well as those who've been abused, abandoned or simply had no home to begin with. I am confident that whether you give $3 or $3000, buy a t-shirt or bid on auction items for Rikki's, volunteer personally with the animals or send supplies, that every kindness counts toward helping the animals.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 6, 2013
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1 previous review
February 15, 2011

I want to be a volunteer someday soon - Vincent D. Cat got his start with a group I volunteer with from time to time in Richmond, CARE. He is now Rikki's spokeskitty and giving voice to so many that ... more

April 6, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

Rikki's Refuge in Orange, Virginia is a dedicated no kill all species sanctuary. I have assisted by transporting cats to Rikki's, as well as collected foods, and delivered items from another volunteer who lives near me in Richmond. Everyone is always friendly and happy to be working to support the animals. They follow their guidelines strictly and everything is done properly. I love Rikki's and their spokes kitty, Opie.

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

A lot

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Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 15, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I want to be a volunteer someday soon - Vincent D. Cat got his start with a group I volunteer with from time to time in Richmond, CARE. He is now Rikki's spokeskitty and giving voice to so many that can't speak (at least so that we hear them), but Vincent hears all! Rikki's is always doing so much for so many and I appreciate all they do each and every day of the year.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how they have helped animals of many different species.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

build them more safe houses and shelters for the many they rescue.

February 20, 2012

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February 20, 2012

After having followed this group on facebook and e-mailing with them my wife and I made a trip from Syracuse NY to visit them...they were everything they claimed to be. The atmosphere and attitude at Rikki's is amazing it really is all for the animals. We were very impressed!

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A lot

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?

2011

January 8, 2013

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February 20, 2012

This animal sanctuary takes animals that most other rescues would euthanize. They take the elderly, and they take the sick. That have the love and patience and knowledge that it takes to heal the an... more

January 8, 2013

The care that is given to the animals at Rikki's Refuge is incredible! All of the staff and volunteers truly love the animals. And the animals are happy, too! The people are the most hard-working people that I've ever met. They certainly care for all of the needs of the animals.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 20, 2012

This animal sanctuary takes animals that most other rescues would euthanize. They take the elderly, and they take the sick. That have the love and patience and knowledge that it takes to heal the animals. The animals are treated as they should be -- as one of God's beautiful creatures.

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I have adopted 2 dogs from this sanctuary.

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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?

A lot

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?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've met many wonderful people through Rikki's.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It feels great to know that helping, even just a little bit, can make a big difference to the people and the animals of Rikki's.

February 15, 2011

Rikki's Refuge is one of the most beautiful places in the state of Virginia!

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I like to go out and hug the goats! Nanny is my favorite. I take them Nilla Wafers every time I go.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish that there were no more unwanted or abused animals in the world so that Rikki's (and every other animal rescue and shelter) would not be needed.

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