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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

64 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!

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.

Tonia C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a sweet Westie mix from Richardson Rescue. They were very helpful, kind, and efficient in the process. Very caring and passionate about their work. I am so happy I found them and Scooby, now Daly! Awesome people!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Harley ( Lola) we are very pleased with the turnout. Richardsons were very accommodating because we could not take her for two weeks due to going away. We picked her up and could not be happier!!thank you for the great professional service and the love and care towards to the animals in the rescue!

Tara M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Following the death of our beloved Chocolate Lab, Moose, we could no longer take not having the sounds of a furry friend in the house. Still being relatively new to the area, we happened upon Richardson Rescue through an internet search. When we went there, the staff was very welcoming and friendly. They gave us time to look at all their dogs and interact with them. They even have walking trails and areas away from the other dogs where you can spend time one on one with the dogs to see how they are with you away from the other dogs. We ended up choosing two puppies who were brother and sister. The adoption paperwork at Richardson Rescue is very meticulous. They really get the details before they let you adopt. We think that's fantastic. About 2 weeks after our adoptions, Richardson Rescue suffered a devastating fire on their property. Their primary concern was for the safety and welfare of the animals. They wasted no time rebuilding so they could continue to rescue dogs and cats and help them find forever homes. I introduced my mother and stepfather to the rescue about a year ago. They adopted a very loving dog. Everyone at Richardson Rescue was very personable and welcoming just as they were with us. They truly only have the best interests of the animals they rescue at heart.

DonnaRhodes

Client Served

Rating: 5

A well run clean and "happy" facility. All the dogs are well cared for and loved. I adopted several of my pets from Richardson and they are caring, professional and all about the animals safety and well being. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pet to join their family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just love Richardson Rescue and all they do for this community and the animals that need them! Our family has adopted a cat and a dog from them and they both were in excellent health and so loved and well cared for when we got them. They treat the animals in their care with such love and compassion! I follow all their stories on FB and I wish I could adopt them all! Thank you, Richardson for taking care of these babies until they find forever homes and thank you for my beautiful darling Lula who has made my life so much better happier! I am forever in your debt!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful folks who helped this pepperoni

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have always went above and beyond...no matter the circumstances! Hoarding cases ... strays on the side of the road ... bottle fed pups from a litter gone bad with a sick mom that couldn't take care of them ... I've personally seen all these scenarios play out with this rescue !! And they have always answered a plea for help with open arms and hearts ♥️ I have nothing but the utmost respect for this group of rescuers ... so pleased to have met these folks through sheer happenstance! The powers that be always put the right people in the right place at the right time

Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled from NC to the Richardson Rescue Organization in SC to adopt a rescue dog that they had recently received. The organization and Staff were very friendly and I was impressed at how much care went into the well-being of each dog and cat that was at the facility. I fell in love with "Breezy" (aka "Keegan") and our family is very blessed and grateful to Richardson Rescue for allowing us to adopt this little fella and give him the love that he deserves. We send Richardson Rescue photos throughout the year to let the Staff know how happy he is and that they really do make a difference in the lives of the animals that they rescue.

Joanne C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff is very caring and took a lot of time to speak to us. The animals were in wonderful condition when I visited and staff knew them all very well. This is truly a great rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was searching for the perfect addition to our family for 3 months before finding Richardson Rescue. The process was simple and quick. Before I knew it we were ready to take our furry best friend home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue not only saved my baby & gave me my entire world by approving my adoption. They did a vet reference check, taught me all about illness and diseases to be aware of per my location and truly truly do everything for the animals they care for! They are great and I would absolutely adopt from them again!

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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

Rick H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family lost our sweet boy Jack after 15 years and we weren't sure we wanted to get another dog. I heard from a friend about Richardsons and went online and looked at their dogs and saw a beautiful boy named Bear and I knew then I had to have him. He has been a blessing to our family but he seemed a little lonely so we went back to Richardson and got our new boy Yogi. Through the whole process both times the folks at Richardsons were awesome and very helpful. Their facilities are nice and well maintained and the staff is friendly and you can tell how much they love the animals. If you are looking for a dog or cat or a worthwhile place to donate your time or money I could not think of a better place to do it than Richardsons Rescue.

Sarah L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so greatful for everything Richardson rescue does! We are so lucky to have rescued our pup Kona from RR. The staff is friendly and their communication/ response time is so impressive. I would highly recommend RR to someone looking to rescue an animal. The entire process was simple and fast.

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.