RICHARDSON RESCUE

Rating: 4.95 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1968 Garvin Rd Janet Richardson York SC 29745 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: abused, unwanted and needy pets
Direct beneficiaries per year: 354 Pets get adopted into loving homes
Geographic areas served: York, SC
Programs: Pet Adoption, spay and neuter, Animal Rescue, Humane Education, low income help
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I went to this rescue to look at two Dobermans in an effort to adopt a Dobe as company for my female. Of the two one was a super handsome guy, and the other was a scrappy guy who had been found nearly starved to death. Upon listening to my stories about my female the staff recommended the scrappy guy because of his personality. They were spot on and he fit in perfectly. At many rescues they wouldn't take as much time to learn about you and your home go determine the right fit, and my guy was not a looker at the time so he may have been overlooked. Everyone he meets loves him and he has no enemies. Many rescues would have turned him away because of the starved state he was in, but Richardson put the effort into saving him and he's turned into a gorgeous guy. The folks at Richardson love the dogs and cats, love what they do and listen to the folks that come in. I can't say enough great things about this rescue. I keep in contact, provide updated photos, and they treat my guy like he's still part of their family.

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

A lot

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This Rescue has saved over 5000 lives since its humble beginnings.They have taken in Mother dogs with pups and those expecting.They adopt seniors and those with medical issues.They believe that every life matters...and every life deserves a second chance.

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Group of people that go above and beyond to help the forgotten cats and dogs. They don't give up when others would. They definitely Deserve our / your help.

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

Id make it easier for them to receive more funding.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great Staff! Very passionate about playing animals in the right household. Saves many lives. Deserves all the help they can get. They always put the animals needs first. Great place to adopt!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great organization saves animal lives and make this world a better place to live. Thank you very much for your hard work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I adopted a wonderful pet from Richardson Rescue and found them to be the most caring group I had encountered. I continue to donate to their organization because of the work they do to provide a loving environment for our unfortunate animals.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My husband and myself were looking for a puppy to love and started searching online all the way in Massachusetts. We found our love Bruin (aka) Dallas as a beautiful puppy. We began emailing Richardson Rescue and received an immediate response. We paid a deposit over the web to ensure he would be our precious addition to our family. That was at the beginning of May. We moved to SC on May 14 and simply could not wait to get our boy 4 days earlier than anticipated. When I arrived the area was secluded which I believe is perfect for a rescue. The state in which the animals were cared for you could tell the staff actually cared for them. Bruin is a white Doberman Pinscher, his paws were perfectly pink, coat was excellent they explained all the care he did and would need such as sun block for his big pink nose. He came chipped with a part of the adoption fee and had the shots he had needed up until his age of 10 & 1/2 weeks. The rescue also had no issues with me calling and asking questions or giving them updates of my special boy. I'm so so grateful they helped give me the most important member of my husband & I's family. We do everything with Bruin from hiking to vacations in Massachusetts and Florida. Thanks again for absolutely everything I appreciate rescues like Richardson Rescue and I highly recommend saving an animal from them and making your home their forever home

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

A lot

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have adopted two babies from Richardson Rescue. A Chihuahua and a beautiful blue and white Pit Bull. Our bulldog, Chunga, is my husbands constant companion and is in his truck everytime he is ready to roll. He even wears shades and loves the photos people take of him. Chunga has a beautiful nature and lives quite peacefully with the two Chihuahuas also in my home. The staff knows each of the personalities of the dogs in their care and try to match their pets with the home. Even after adopting, I was invited to call if I had any questions about my new babies. You feel like family when you adopt from this rescue. You also know you will receive a healthy, happy pet. I recommend them to anyone wanting to adopt a rescue dog or make a donation. The rescue is a clean, happy place for the pets in their care and they make all donations count.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I adopted my kitty from Richardson Rescue about a year and a half ago after seeing him on Petfinder. Brenda and Janet were very helpful through the adoptin process and getting things taken care of qucikly so I could bring my kitty home. When I went to pick up Lil Romeo (aka Fabio), I was impressed at how well kept everything looked and you could tell the animals were being well cared for. I continue to keep in touch with Brenda and Janet with updates of Lil Romeo, they always reply and are genunine with their concern for the animals. I always tell erveryone where I got Lil Romeo from and tell them if they are looking to adopt to definitely check out Richarson Rescue

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

A lot

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I had a rescue that wanted to pull a dog from a shelter. We didnt have any contacts in the area and we were given Richardson Rescue as a referral. They stepped up to the plate, helped us pull the pup and helped transport to us to get the pup to safety. My organization had worked with them in the past and it was just so easy to save this precious life..all do to Richardson Rescue and how they operate. They do all the right checks, ask all the right questions and HELP save lives. Its a rescue I would recommend and I personally donate and follow this rescues good work. Top notch - cannot say enough.

Kelly Lloyd
Middle Mutts

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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