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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

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Catherine34

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!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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 :)

4 Alison20

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just got our puppy at Richardson Rescue...they are a facility that is loving and kind to animals. They take them in and treat them like family. They are a no kill facility and are full of dogs and cats, so please consider adopting from this wonderful non-profit. If you can't adopt, please consider donating!

3 Jeanette7

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue goes above and beyond for the animals in their care. They saved a dog from my local shelter that was scheduled to be gassed within hours. I transported the dog to them and was amazing at the facility and well the animals are cared for. I would highly recommend Richardson Rescue to anyone looking to add a new furry family member to their home.

2 Bobbi A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jake, our Jack Russell Terrier, from Richardson Rescue, and couldn't be happier. I can't imagine life without him. Janet and her staff were wonderful to deal with. They provide such a great service for our area -- they truly try to save every animal they can. We should clone them.

2 Brenda44

Client Served

Rating: 5

excellent job with the dogs and cats. we need more people like Janet and her crew!

2 Dona T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue does an outstanding job with all the animals! They do everything they can to take care of the animals and anytime someone is looking for a pet I always send them there!

2 Sarah136

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Susan242

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Amanda98

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Traci L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!!

2 Leo L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2 Lori G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2 Kelly73

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

3 Cheryl60

Client Served

Rating: 5

I seen a picture of the prettiest little girl I have ever seen on their website. We just lost our little girl and were heartbroken. I looked at her picture called my husband over and said what do you think, he said we have to get her. We called went through the adoption process and went to meet her. She stayed inside with them in their office, she was a little skiddish at first but within a few minutes while we were filling out paperwork she relized then she was ours. Her name was Queenie but we changed it to Sammy. She is truly the love of our lives. She is the only child and is a little spoiled but that is was she is for. She is the most loving baby I have ever seen. We have had her a little over a year. I support Richardson Rescue every month and think they are doing such a wonderful job, and it truly shows with all the kids they have for adoption and how well they take care of them. Please support these rescue they are doing a great service for stray and unwanted pets. I hope they are in buisness for a long long time. thanks for all you do.
Cheryl S. (Sammys mom)

3 Barbara106

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Ruby (Golden Retriever) from Richardson Rescue 3 1/2 years ago. She had been dropped off the weekend before, left in a cardboard box without food and water over the weekend. The wonderful folks at Richardson had taken her for vet treatment and helped her relax after what I suspect was a traumatic life. My grandson bonded with her instantly, she is a beautiful dog. It is a blessing to have a shelter like this in the area, what a tragedy it would have been if Ruby had not ended up there. The facilities and staff are very nice.

3 Judy66

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a 6 month male Chihuahua mix 3 1/2 years ago. I was very impressed with their facility and the spacious kennels the animals are kept in. Everything is clean and the workers are professional and polite. They have a great screening process to insure the safety and proper care of the adoptees. My dog is an excellent family member who travels with us and we are involved in Pet Ministry with local Seniors.

Review from Guidestar

3 Jenifer S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is a wonderful organization! The people are very professional and friendly. Being able to make an appointment to see the dogs i was interested in and able to play with them without being rushed made choosing the right fit a great experience.

I also had to bring a friend's pet in to release for adoption and that experience was also very nice, albeit sad.

Review from Guidestar

3

Donor

Rating: 5

It says that Richardson Rescue is A Happy Place. That statement could not be more true, which is why we continue to donate to them. Each and every time we visit, the pets are running and playing, interacting with visitors, and are genuinely happy. We love coming to visit and have been loyal supporters of the rescue for many years, because of the work they do. This Rescue operates on a shoe string budget and still manages to make magic happen. We have seen pets come in that were terrified, left on the side of the road, abandoned and lonely and with the care and compassion the Staff has, be adopted out as healthy, happy, well socialized family pets. The Staff is truly amazing!!

We would encourage everyone to support Richardson Rescue's excellent work by donating. They work very hard and need donations. We will always be there to help them and hope you will too!! GREAT JOB!!!