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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

71 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!

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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!

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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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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