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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Richardson Rescue, located in York, SC, is a non-profit animal adoption agency dedicated to preserving the sanctity of animal life. While trying to find a forever home for every pet that comes to us, we strive to give owners a better education on pet care, prevent pet neglect/abuse and provide a low cost spay/neuter program for those that can't afford it. Richardson Animal Rescue is a 501C3, non profit, publicly funded rescue.

Target demographics: abused, unwanted and needy pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: 478 Pets got adopted into loving homes in 2016

Geographic areas served: York, SC

Programs: Pet Adoption, spay and neuter, Animal Rescue, Humane Education, low income help

Community Stories

130 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Laurie A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost our 12 year old Boxer in the fall. When we need another animal we as God to send us an animal who needs us. We were sent to Richardson Rescue by a random bank teller where Bailey stole our hearts. He was leash trained, crate trained and house trained. We adopted Bailey in January of this year. He fit in immediately and even our underappreciative feline is tolerating him. We can not speak highly enough of this group of great folks (and puppies), they are included in our monthly budget so that we do not forget how much they do for these great babies......and us.

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Richardsonrescue We loved us some Bailey! We can never fully express in words how wonderful it is to see our former babies thrive in their new homes. Thanks for giving him a chance and for being such a great mom. Love it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful people who care deeply for the animals. They do everything possible to save even the hard cases and the throw always. They have a huge heart and all of the money goes for the animals. They rely on donations for many things. They help the community with pets. I cannot praise them enough!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We got Pax from Richardson Rescue. He has been an absolute Godsend for our 87 year old Mother. They matched them up perfectly

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Drake in June of 2011. He was almost 2. He turns 10 next week. He has been a Godsend.

lcourtneymom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Blondie puppy from Richardson five years ago. Since then we've gone and volunteered a number of times. In all of these interactions, we've been very impressed.

When we first went to look to adopt our dog, I was pleased by how clean everything was. Dogs, of course, can get dirty or use the bathroom. But things were cleaned up in a timely manner that kept the pens and the open yard from looking dirty or smelling.

All of the workers seem to genuinely care about the animals. They know them by name and talk to them like little kids. They take their care seriously and work hard keeping pets happy and cared for as well as handling medical problems from animals brought in to them.

If you're looking to adopt a dog, I can highly recommend Richardson!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Claire P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted one of my dogs from Richards and rescue about 5 years ago they have an abundance of animals that they take yen and care for regardless of the animal's condition in most cases. They take in older pets younger pets and I don't think they discriminate on breed either. They truly truly care about what they do and love the animals they are amazing rescue organization and I am so thankful to have gotten my dog Kona from them.

1 Barbara R.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Ruby in 2009, a very powerful experience since she bonded immediately with Michael who has autism. We returned here in April to look for two new rescues. Thanks to the very caring staff we found Honey and Willow, 7 and 5 months old bundles of love. They are happily settled in our home now. Thanks Richardson Rescue for all you do!

1 Darwin S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unbelievable dedication to a great cause!!! They have the knowledge, experience, and dedication that makes this charity one of the best anywhere!

1 Cassie P.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I just got married April 15th and officially started our life together. We always felt there was something missing and when I saw my sweet Nova come across Facebook I just melted. We went to see her 2 days later and we fell in love. She was so sweet and had such an amazing temperament. We took her home that day! (We had already filled out the application prior and the rescue did a thorough check)

We were very impressed with the rescue and how clean and well taken care of the animals were! I would highly recommend adopting from Richardson Rescue

1 Sally W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 77 year old woman who has always had large dogs. In June of 2016, I decided to take a chance and get another dog; since my large dog Sam had died two years prior. My granddaughter went with me to Richardson Rescue; a 90 minute drive. We had seen a dog on their site. When we met him, the staff recognized that he was not going to be a prefect fit. Then one of the staff went back and brought out Tango, a mix, small puppy. It was love at first sight. The staff was knowledgeable, kind and helpful.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I began following the rescue a few years ago through another friend's link on Facebook. Although I now live in the NC mountains, I am from the Charlotte area. My previous, beloved dog was from a similar small rescue in Rock HIll, SC,and my current pet is from a small rescue in the Atlanta area. I followed the plight of some rescue doggies with particular needs and donated modestly to this rescue. Richardson does an excellent job of posting specific needs for specific animals and they are timely with updates and feedback. I so much appreciate the humane work they do. Sometimes, both the funds and the personal stories get lost in larger organizations. Richardson is one of the best!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this place and the hearts of all involved. We got Bailey in January and he has filled the hole in our hearts from losing our dog last October. That little mutt may have been at a pet rescue but he rescued our family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is the best!! Adopted our sweet Ellie from them. The care and love they give all their rescues is outstanding.

Angie D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spent the day with Laura and Ashley volunteering with my family. We were so glad to get an opportunity to help this wonderful organization. The animals are well taken care of and loved. It was great knowing that we were helping them and the wonderful animals that they care for. It was a great growing experience for our 14 year old son and us too! Thank you, Richardson Rescue, for all that you do for these babies and allowing us to be a small part of it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my Mom needed a friend, Richardson Rescue helped us find the perfect companion.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued “Cleo” from this group about 8 years ago after the loss of my Border, “Gracie.” I could tell she was well taken care of and loved during her stay at the Rescue. Almost seven years later I got the opportunity to visit the Rescue and help them with a dog adoption day at a local pet food supply, where I fell in love with another dog and adopted my 2nd family member. I also got to know more of the staff and learned that their passion and love of these babies is genuine. Please don’t shop for your companion. Adopt!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you so much for your support and for giving our babies such a great home. We couldn't ask for more. Love the pictures of them all cozy on the couch. Doesn't get any better than that!

1 Elizabeth Rogers H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our sweet little Chewy from them and were impressed by the wonderfully clean facility and the commitment of the entire staff. These people genuinely love these animals.

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

What an adorable picture! He was such a great little dog here and it touches our hearts to see him living the good life with his great new mom. Thanks so much Elizabeth!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a strong supporter of rescues as I have 4 so I follow many of them. Richardson seems extra special because they take many animals that other shelters don't. Even if they don't have space, they share the story to find that special match. I support them through Amazon Smile. Very happy to rate them 5 stars.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue made such a positive impact in my adoption experience. When I visited the rescue I was impressed by how well the animals were cared for, and the helpful volunteers who answered all of my questions. I will be adopting from them again in the future! Thank you Richardson Rescue!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my boy in 2010. The group of people were awesome, the care of the critters is fantastic. I recommend anyone looking to adopt a fur baby, contact Richardson Rescue.

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you so much Lucy and your baby looks happy to be out and about. We love the beautiful lives our "furbabies" have in their new homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted a member of the family from Richardson rescue. They seem to take great care of there animals and we had a pleasant experience and the process was easy in adopting our boy. I have recommended them to a few others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our two beautiful pups from Richardson Rescue last year.

We had a wonderful experience with this Rescue!

The Flynn family
Cornelius, NC

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you so much and so happy that you are enjoying your new family members.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Trey almost 2 years ago and never knew how much we would love him. Trey was at another rescue about to be put down. The Richardson team was picking up another dog and saw Trey and decided they would take a chance on him and bring him back to their place. We are so thankful they did because we love him so much and can’t imagine a day without him now. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for all you do!!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Wow! He is so handsome! Yes, he has come a long way from the shelter. Thanks for giving him a chance and such a great home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Meesah from Richardson Rescue almost 5 years ago! They were amazing to work with, kind, and ensure that you are a good match for each animals needs. Meesah completed our family and we will forever be grateful to Richardson Rescue!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Well, we can see she is living the life and we truly appreciate your commitment to her. She is such a beautiful girl and love this picture. You can see the love she has for you. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization, really cares about animals. We adopted Afra there and they were wonderful!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Wow, Afra is gorgeous and looks so comfortable. Thanks for giving her such a great home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson is a small local rescue with a huge heart. I have been a supporter for several years and have visited the rescue to drop off donations on different occasions. I am always impressed by the clean, happy atmosphere they create to house homeless pets. The staff go out of their way to make sure that the residents are not only taken care of, but also know they are safe and loved at last. One recent visit led to my adoption of a senior dog, Toby. Toby is 14, deaf and mostly blind. While other "shelters" may have put him down on the spot, Richardson Rescue had Toby on a cushy bed in the office - the perfect place for him to let me know that I was his new Mom. Fantastic rescue, incredible staff. Thank you Richardson, for making York County a better place.

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

We love our seniors! We are so happy that Toby found his perfect mom and thankful that you let him into your heart.

1 Pam W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Biggs in February. He is a great addition to our family! He loves to play especially with our 2 pittbulls. I would definitely recommend them if your wanting to add a furbaby to your family. The staff is awesome!!!

1 Laura W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing place with people who clearly adore what they do. Thank you for our Ziggy!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you for being such a good mom and love the picture. We truly appreciate it Laura.

1 Samantha S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue has changed mine and my family's lives forever. We adopted Tituba (formerly Annie) from the rescue last year. She had been found on the property and was in dire need of help. Thanks to the heroes at Richardson Rescue she received top notch medical care. Her front leg had to be amputated but they never gave up on her. The staff spent months rehabilitating her. I'm eternally grateful for their tireless efforts. Not only did they save her life, but through their frequent promotion of her adoption, her story just so happened to come across my Facebook feed! And the rest, as they say, is history.

They do an incredibly thorough job of making sure a potential adopter is a good fit for the animals in their care. I was highly impressed by the compassion and love the staff members have for every single individual. The animals all seemed to be relaxed and content.

Richardson Rescue does amazing work and I'll never be able to thank them enough for all they do.

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thanks so much Samantha. Give Tituba a big hug and kiss from everyone here at Richardson Rescue. We will never forget her.

1 Brenda82

Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is fantastic! We adopted our "Cookie" from there navy treats ago! We still donate and visit regularly to help when we can. They truly care about the animals while there and after they are adopted. They are the first organization I recommend web friends are looking for fury friends!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

We appreciate your confidence in our rescue efforts and the kind words. We could not continue the work we do without kind and caring individuals like you. Thanks so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I have never rescued from this Rescue I can tell from all of their post it is an AMAZING organization. And I do have friends that have rescued. Just from the post I see on Facebook I can tell how much they love each and every one of their rescues. And as an animal lover I wish I could take each one! But it’s so nice to also see them post pictures of all of the animals they have placed in wonderful forever homes where you can see that they are getting the love that they deserve!! Keep up the great work!!!! ❤️

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Several months ago, I found a hungry stray cat in my yard. I started feeding it and trying to find it's owner or a new home. I had no idea she had just given birth to kittens. I found that out when she brought them up on the porch to eat their first cat food meal. Anyway, I tried several humane society locations with no luck. I contacted Richardson Rescue and they posted photos and my story online and almost overnight I had homes for the kittens and later the mother cat. Thanks Richardson Rescue.

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

We always try to help in any way that we can and we are very happy that everything worked out. Thanks so much for helping this mom and babies. You have a great heart.

1 Cindy Bryant C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue saved Paco and brought him into our lives and for that I will be eternally grateful. The Rescue is so caring and often goes out of their way not only to save their own animals, but animals from other bad situations. Thanks for all you do!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Thank you for being a great mom Cindy. Paco posed so nice for this picture and you know we love to see them in their new homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is an amazing place that cares for those who have been abused or abandoned. The facility is well maintained and everyone we met there clearly loves the work they do. We found our wonderful new family member, Heinz, when visiting. They not only care for the animals, they make sure to meet and check out those of us adopting to make sure the fit is right. I truly appreciate all they do!

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

Great picture. You can tell he is so loved. Thanks for sharing your story and for giving this boy a wonderful home. Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is simply the best! They never turn away hardship cases and stay true to their mission of rescue and related community service. I've adopted one dog from them and, when I can add another, I'll look there first. Attached is a picture of E.V., whom I adopted on 5/31/2014. (Yeah, she's spoiled!)

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Richardsonrescue 05/11/2018

There's our girl. She takes the best pictures and we never get tired of seeing them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We went to Richardson rescue looking for one dog last week but we came home with two great dogs. They are very clean, very well trained and trainable! They molded right into our home like they had grown up here their whole life. They are both very sweet, loyal, and no doubt in my mind grateful to join our large family. We have 3 kids and they have been great with the kids as well. We love these 2 so much already. This was my first adoption experience and this is the way to go. It is hard to explain the look of pure love these dogs give you when they realize you are their new mom/dad/sibling. Richardson Rescue will forever be a part of our lives now.