Richardson Rescue

Rating: 4.97 stars   59 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This animal rescue is great! They do so much with what they have, they take great care of the animals. I recommend to make an appointment and go adopt a healthy animal ~ Or, you can donate needed items, money or your time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted one of our kitties from them and I was impressed with how thorough the adoption process was. It made me feel good to know that all of the adoptions are assured a great home! They also helped pay for my dog to get fixed and being on a limited disability income...that was a huge help! People don't want to give up their animals when situations change and money gets tight. They are fantastic and wonderful in every way and I will always brag on them and appreciate what they have done for me!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted twice from Richardson Rescue, and we have three rescues, (dogs) total. Richardson is one of the best, certainly most caring pet rescue groups we've ever dealt with. They know and love their animals, taking care to make the perfect match for the animal and the adopter. They do not take the process lightly, wanting each and every adoption to be a success. When on the rare occasion that it is not, they take back the animal, loving and caring for it until the right person does come along. We will always support Richardson Rescue and our future adoptions will come from them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted two dogs from Richardson Rescue and they are the absolute best! Janet is such a devoted, skilled and compassionate animal advocate. Her organization is run with 100% attention to her animals ... insuring their safety, cleanliness & above all, making sure when they are adopted they are all placed in forever, loving homes. She is truly an angel and if we had more rescue organizations of the high caliber & standards shown by Richardson Rescue, we would be well on our way to stopping the misery that homeless pets endure.

Patty Drury
Charlotte, NC

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to Richardson Rescue almost a year ago with a broken heart. I had just lost my very best friend, my pitbull Reese. My home and heart seemed empty without her in them, and I won't lie, they still do as she was irreplaceable. But, the staff at Richardson made me feel very welcome and really understood what I was going through! With Reese being my first rescue, I felt that the only way to honor her appropriately was to adopt another dog and give that dog the same loving home that I had given Reese! I actually ended up falling in love with and adopting 2 sweet boys from Richardson, and they are my whole world!! Anyone who has ever loved a dog knows how special that bond is, and I have Richardson Rescue to thank for my sweet babies that are cuddling with me right now!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our chocolate lab from Richardson rescue two years ago. They are a wonderful organization and care deeply for the animals. Even after you adopt your Pet they never forget them and love to get updates. You can see the love in each and every employee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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We adopted Lilypad aka Penny Lane mid May this year. She is an 18 month old Masteiller. Richardson Rescue was integral in finding the perfect match for our dominate male dog of 7 yrs. we truly have a loving sweet pup for my son that gets along well with my daughters dog. Richardson does an excellent job of care and placement and loves follow up pictures, they really have the best interest of the animals above all else, which is paramount to a rescue. Thank you Richardson Rescue, we love our Penny Lane!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We adopted both our dogs about a year and a half ago. One was already a year old and the other was a puppy. Both were in excellent health. Adopting from Richardson Rescue was a wonderful experience that brought new joy into our home.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I adopted my dog from Richardson in 2013 and have since kept in touch and followed them on Facebook. They are such hardworking people and work tirelessly for these animals. They are extremely proactive in finding creative ways to raise funds and do not just sit back and wait on donations. When they do receive donations, they are always so grateful and appreciative. I always feel good about their competence to appropriate the funds in the best way to help the animals and know they do everything they can to make the donation dollars go as far as possible. Highly recommend!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Last Christmas we decided to get a dog for our family. Although we looked around at people selling pets or giving away puppies, we really wanted to adopt. So we started putting out feelers for a pet adoption agency. I submitted applications to several, but the process seemed to take forever! There was always a long wait between submitting my information and actually being approved to come look at a pet.

I found Richardson Rescue online, and I called for more information. As soon as I submitted an application, I heard back that very afternoon, and we were invited to come an look at dogs the next day. I know they were thorough in checking because they called our current veterinarian, and they asked relevant questions. But they were also interested in getting us out and actually picking a pet quickly.

We were very impressed at how well the staff seemed to treat the animals and how well they knew each one. When we found our sweet girl, it was obvious that she loved them and that they had taken good care of her.

Since our adoption, we've gone to volunteer a few times. I'm impressed by how well they keep the animals pens cleaned and keep the animals clean and fed and watered. I'm especially impressed by how they seek to learn each animal's needs and help them become more adoptable by working with them. Even though they are extremely busy, they take the time to know what every animal's temperament is and what they need.

I know we've been blessed with a sweet, sweet dog that is the perfect fit for our family. And much of the credit for that goes to Richardson- for the care they took of her before we got her. I'm very thankful!

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