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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

95 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!

3 Timothy Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got my fur baby through these wonderful people a year ago. When they were at pet smart in rock hill, and to this day when ever I go to pet smart with my little guy he runs over to where they set up first thing in hopes of seeing the wonderful staff and volunteers of Richardson Rescue. So if that's not an endorsement from someone who knows then I'm not sure what is they really love respect and care for all their rescues like they were family.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Richardson Rescue is a caring and nurturing rescue in rural York, SC. I have taken a couple of strays there over the years and they have treated them well and found forever homes for them. A few weeks ago, there was a sweet lab mix wandering the road, no collar, no info. He followed my car and I took him to Richardson. There was no chip, but they took him in and posted pictures and Yay! The sweet boy's owner came in and picked him up. Although they were full, Janet did not turn this good little pup away.

Consider a donation to help feed and keep these pups healthy while they await the new pawrents. You can easily drop ship food, treats and supplies from Amazon - their web site has a wish list.

After the recent fire, they are rebuilding and just as dedicated to saving these lives as before. Hats off to Janet and her wonderful team of volunteers!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

3 Jana R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

4 Gwen10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WE adopted a beautiful lab mix a few weeks ago. She was well cared for and the rescue was friendly yet thorough during the adoption process. We love our pup and can't imagine our home without her! We are so graceful to Richardson Rescue!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Richardson Rescue for more than a year, and the staff is wonderful. They take in many breeds of dogs and cats, and do anything they can to help others in the community with their animals.

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6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at Richardson Rescue are awesome! They try to save every animal that they can. They have provided a great service to our community; they have saved over 5000 lives! Any donation given to Richardson Rescue is going to a great cause- they use their funds to directly care for their animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been both volunteer and adopter for a number of years now, I've seen the many facets of fine care, both medical and emotional, given to homeless or unwanted "friends" that have rightfully given Richardson Rescue the five stars above. Our latest addition at home, Dotty, is an aged tiny Beagle, who was found wandering, in a parking lot in Rock Hill. She has a slight limp, and is terrified by unexpected noises. Yet when outside (or even inside!), should she hear a shot in the woods ring out, sharp barks from a once noble little hunting dog come alive once more. We've found that her greatest desire in life is simply to have a safe, quiet little space to lay down in. There are precious few of those in parking lots. Dotty is only one example of the many stories of a loving second chance provided at Richardson Rescue. Well done and God Bless!!

5 Wendy103

Client Served

Rating: 4

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

5 CatMommy

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Absolutely LOVE these folks!! The pets are well socialized, given excellent care, and the Rescue is ALWAYS clean! I have visited other Rescues and they can certainly take lessons from the Staff at Richardson. Knowledgable, friendly, and it's all about the pets....HIGHLY recommend adopting from them. They are also VERY Rescue friendly and are always reaching out to other groups to help and work together to save animals!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5 lpassalaqua

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

The Longs

Review from Guidestar

7 Tracy Opra

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am reaching out to all animal groups around the United States and found Richardson Rescue. In my case, my tenant's dog was brutally raped by a convicted sexual predator. This is happening all over and needs to stop! I have started an organization, T.A.P. Together Against Predators. If all animal lovers band together, we can change these laws and protect animals who do not have a voice, WE must be their voice. Please like, follow and share our page https://www.facebook.com/tap.together
I talked with the owner of Richardson Rescue and found her to be very professional and what she does to help these animals is priceless!!! Thank you Richardson Rescue for what you do!

Tracy Opra
T.A.P. Together Against Predators