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  

6 people found this review helpful

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  

6 people found this review helpful

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: 4 stars  

4 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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 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  

5 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  

5 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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

It's been two months since my Richardson Rescue rescued me! I lost my girl of 12 years 3 and a half months ago.. I was sad, lost .. oh so lost. My good friend found "Delilah" on petfinder.com.. he also found Frank. He emailed me links.. Frank was an older shepherd (sable) adorable.. but Miss Delilah.. looked EXACTLY like the girl I just lost.. I emailed both rescues.. Franks rescue did not respond but someone from Richardson's did.. giving me instructions on how to meet this amazing creature. I applied, we got approved and I can't even begin to tell you how excited and happy we are with our girl Delilah! She is the awesomest dog!! Everyone at Richardson's was so nice when we went to meet and get her. So pleased with the whole expeirence. We took our Delilah to our vet who said, "this dog was well taken care of".. she was clean, well behaved and just amazing. She has been an instant member of my family since the second we met! Can't say enough about Richardson's Rescue and the life saver that rescued me from my saddness of losing my girl to canine degenerative myelopathy before her. Thank you Richardson's for my new daughter!! She is AWESOME!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We found our match made in heaven at this rescue. Our Little Zoey was well-taken care of by the folks at Richardson's Rescue. I was impressed with the organization and thoroughness of their records and the clear expectations they had of us as Zoey's potential new family. We were on a dog search for our child, and Zoey was not our choice for her, however, we could not get Zoey out of our minds. Ms. Boseman went out of her way to accommodate this adoption by coming in on her day off--Christmas Eve. I think she knew instinctively Zoey was meant for our family. Two 2-hour drives to their facility were well worth the time and effort.

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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  

5 people found this review helpful

We adopted our newest family member, Abby, a 6 month old lab/Shepard/hound mix in April 2013 through LuLu's Rescue in Doylestown, PA. Through research we learned that Abby started her journey to us from Richardson 's Rescue. We were able to learn a little more about our girls past and are so grateful to the kind staff at Richardson's who gave our girl a second chance at life.

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  

3 people found this review helpful

I got Gracie Mae, a border collie/shepard mix from Richardson Rescue in July of this year. The rescue is wonderful to their animals, and they go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating to prospective pet owners. I had a great experience with this rescue and I recommend them to friends and family who are looking for a new pet. I will definitely go back when it's time to rescue another :)

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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