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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

96 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is an amazing organization. I have had a relationship with the organization for the last 3 years. I have adopted 4 amazing cuties from Richardson. They are in contact with me to follow up on how our pups are doing and have been available for any questions or concerns. They do their very best to help any animal at the rescue or elsewhere find a great home. I consider the team at Richardson to be an extension of my family. Please support this wonderful and loving organization.

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Richardsonrescue Thanks so much Catherine. Our "fur babies" could not have found a better mommy. The pictures say it all. They are so photogenic and love, love the poses!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Richardson rescue is a true animal rescue and their is true love for animals. When I wanted to adopt a dog, I went to adoption events of other rescue groups and sent applications to some groups. Those fosters were just chatting each other at the events. Most of them didn't any response about my applications. Their excuse was they are busy.... I wonder they are looking for rescue animals' forever home SERIOUSLY or just performance. Richardson rescue responded quickly and helpful. I saw how they think about rescue seriously. They treat animals like their own kids. I adoupt a dog from them. They are always care about all I alumni after adoption. Richardson rescue is true animal lovers!!!

Candice Woodall P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's been three years now since Richardson Rescue matched us with our sweet Treasure, now known as Ellie. Ellie, along with 70 other mini Australian Shepherds were taken in from a puppy mill and lovingly kept until they all found loving homes. RR guarantees their charges will never be homeless because you sign an agreement to bring your pet back if you ever have to give it up! What a wonderful guarantee for these sweet little souls, but I can tell you that Ellie will always have her home with us!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue has the most clean, welcoming, and well decorated facility I have ever seen. Their staff is warm and friendly, and they are always willing to help an animal in need. Truly amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These critters are truly loved and well looked after by the wonderful people working and volunteering at Richardson Rescue. Three of my critters came from there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had applied at other rescues in the same day because we have a 15 year old dog and a 4 year old dog. Knowing the 15 year old isn't as active as she once was, the 4 year old needed a playful companion. We looked at three dogs on three different rescue websites, but Richardson Rescue was the first to respond to us, and the dog they had was one we really wanted to meet.

We set up a meeting with the dog today, and asked if we could bring our two dogs with us to see if they got along. They had absolutely no issue with that. In fact, after a while we stepped out of the building and they allowed that to see how the dogs acted alone. It was fine with them. They were very nice people there and they knew a lot about the dog. They seemed to really care about animals and the one we adopted in particular as they asked a couple times for us to email them about her and to please send pictures.

The only downfall of the rescue is that you need to definitely follow the directions on their website. For about a mile there is a gravel road, and do drive slow as there are some holes in the road. Other than that it was smooth sailing and all the animals at the rescue seem to be very well taken care of. I would recommend this rescue to anybody wanting a new edition to their home. We adopted Dixie today, a 2 year old dachshund/cocker spaniel mix, and she seems to be adjusting just fine already and we got her this morning and it's now evening. Highly recommend this rescue!!!

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Richardsonrescue 03/31/2017

Thank you so much! It was great to meet both of you, and we look forward to hearing about Dixie's new adventures for many years to come.

2 Dana J.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted a dog from Richardson Rescue last weekend. We were impressed by the facility and the animals looked like they were all well cared for. We submitted an application and were approved to come and select our dog the next day. The staff were friendly and helpful and I would adopt from them again.

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Richardsonrescue 03/31/2017

Thanks so much Dana!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely wonderful organization. They are so compassionate and take in so many animals in need. You can tell how much they love each and everyone by looking at their Facebook page. And they love to stay in touch with the animals and their families even years after the adoption took place. We got our chocolate lab there when he was four and a half months old. He is almost 4 now. And they still love to hear all about his escapades which are many! We make regular donations because we love them so much. Thank you Richardson rescue!

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Richardsonrescue 03/01/2017

Thanks so much for the kind comments. Your confidence in our rescue efforts is very much appreciated. We will always love our big, goofy boy. Your stories are awesome and always make us laugh.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family just adopted a very sweet Pomeranian saved from a puppy mill by Richardson Rescue and I cannot say enough positives about the way we have been treated and also about the way they care for animals there. The facility is amazing and the staff are very well trained and caring with the animals. We have been so impressed that we are now in process of adopting another rescued Pomeranian from them. I would recommend them to anyone considering adopting a dog.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family recently visited Richardson Rescue and adopted a very cute, loving dog named Asher. He has been a blessing to our family and is very spoiled.
Thank you staff at Richardson Rescue for helping us find the perfect addition to our family.
The Johnson Family
Concord, NC

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog was ready to meet when we arrived for our appointment. Clean facility. Friendly and kind staff. We are excited and grateful to welcome a new family member into our lives! Thanks!

2 Richardson R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to trust when adopting also great place to do volunteer work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue has a wonderful staff, that truly care and love what they do and why they do it. All of their animals are very well taken care of with misting systems, pools and beds. They have a open area for the dogs to have play time and get out and about and relax outside. They recently have moved into their new building which is absolutely stunning. Tons of room for adoption families and visiting appointments. A excellent area with crates inside for the animals as well. They have all ages,breeds, and sizes at the rescue and they all need loving homes. I highly recommend adopting one of their orphans, They take there time to make sure that each pet is going to a good home, and to the right family. I admire what they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iv been volunteering with Richardson Rescue for a few months now. Everyone is very loving, kind hearted and want the best for all of the animals there. All of the animals at the rescue are very well taken care of, sweet and affectionate. I feel at home when i am there. It is such a pleasure working with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue has a great atmosphere for their animals. they are very well kept and well maintained. the animals are very friendly and loving and need families. The staff is very nice and professional and great to be around. Great place to adopt from.

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2 Lauren114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working with Richardson Rescue for two days and I absolutely love them. They are the nicest people doing a business for a great cause. I highly recommend them. All their animals are taken care of extremely well. They have the sweetest animals. They make sure their animals will go to a great home. I will be volunteering again. Adopting from here promises a great animal. They have some incredible rescue stories and do what is best for all the animals. They truly care about these animals and that is what makes it so great to adopt from them because you know they are loved and well cared for. If you want to adopt a great animal and help this cause Richardson Rescue is a great place to go. They are doing amazing things for these animals.

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4 Brenda82

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

Richardson Rescue is beyond impressive. I have watched this business first handed and seen the love for these animals. I was so impressed with the way of the adoption being more like a baby than a pup or kitty...They truly follow policy, health, love , and cleanliness when it comes to these animals. You walk thru and u just want to take them all and love them. Kudo's to RR for huge hearts and hard work!!!! If--- THEY DON'T SEE Love in your heart, you will see them in your rear view mirror as you drive away without a loving pet.!!! Thanks for caring Richardson Rescue!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

3 Patricia133

Client Served

Rating: 5

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