Richardson Rescue will be holding a weekly Adoption Event at: PetSmart, 110 Hospitality Drive Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730. (803) 817-6610. Every Saturday from 11:30-3:30. All adoption applications need to be filled out prior to adoption, otherwise, there will be a 24-48 hour waiting period. Directions to the event can be found here.

Pets of the Week

  • Gypsy Girl is bout 8 months old as of October, 2014. This girl has been around children and adults with no problem. She also gets along with other dogs and was around cats with no problems. She is leash trained, loves toys, swimming and a good game of fetch. She will also try to ear water directly out of the hose. She just loves water! She came to us because her family moved to a

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  • Princess is about 4 years old as of December, 2014. She came to us because her family could no longer afford to take care of her. She has a sweet temperament and was around children as young as 3 years old with no problems in her previous home. She walks on a leash, likes a good game of fetch and sits on command. She is also house trained and came from a home with male

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  • Coco is 2 years old as of November, 2014. This dog has a beautiful personality and loves everyone she meets. She also gets along well with other dogs. She has been around children ages 6 and up with no problems. She is house trained, walks on a leash and knows basic commands. She would do well with any type of family with a fenced yard. Coco is spayed, heartworm negative and current on shots, heartworm

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  • Stanley is about 4 years old as of December, 2014. This little fellow absolutely loves people. He loves to be beside you or in your lap as much as possible. We have not really seen him around children, but we don't think older children would be a problem. He does get along well with the other dogs here most of the time. He can be jealous of his food and his person at times. But,

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  • We believe Sarah Snow is about 12 weeks old as of December 12, 2014. She has beautiful orange highlights throughout her fur. This is a sweet girl that also plays gentle. She hits the litter box every time too. She would do well with any type of family. Sarah is negative for feline leukemia and current on shots and flea prevention.

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Welcome to Richardson Rescue

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.

What does 501C3 mean?

501c3 means that we are funded by the public. ALL donations are tax deductible. We get NO STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDING !! How many we can save is up to you!!!

Many people are appalled that so many animals are euthanized daily at Animal Control. Meanwhile, they do nothing to support the rescues that save these pets. We are the ones saving them and we get no Federal Funding, and the competition for grants makes them almost impossible to get. Daily, we receive upwards of 50 calls with pets needing rescue. We have over a 100 pets in our care at any given time, and we cannot continue to save the lives we do without donations. We have been saving lives, and impacting the lives of homeless pets in our community for 13 years now and have adopted over 5000 pets to great homes. These are pets that would not have had a happy ending without us. We can only continue to do this with your support.

 If you see a pet you are interested in, please feel free to email or call 803-628-5084, Monday thru Saturday, 9am to 4pm, for Questions.

If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to submit an adoption application. We check applications daily.
When you receive your approval email, you may then call to make an appointment to visit the pets in our care.

Visits are by APPOINTMENT ONLY!! Monday-Saturday from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. In order to adopt from us, you will need an approved application. The application link is at the top of this page. Please call us at 803-684-6865 to arrange a visit, ask us a question or if you have a pet for rescue. We answer calls daily from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Saturday. We are closed to the public on Sunday.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please take a tour of Richardson Rescue.

Come and see some of the videos we have on YouTube

Wish List

Volunteers for fundraising, events, dog walking, grooming, Laundry Detergent, Cedar Bedding, Flea/tick prevention, Donations for Vet bills (You may write checks or Donate button on our page and indicate Palmetto Veterinary),Trash Bags (Contractor 55 gallon and kitchen size), Puppy Pads, Antifungal Cream and Spray, Crates/pet carriers/dog houses, Ziploc bags (all sizes), Tarps 9x12, 10x12, 16x12, 19x12, printer cartridges, Chlorine (no, we are not using it for our pool), Cat litter, Bleach, Disinfectant Cleaners (Lysol, Pine-Sol, Odoban), Hand Sanitizer, Heartworm prevention,Toys, Treats, Rawhide Chews, Sponges, Donations to purchase tests, Gloves (Exam and “work”), Kennels, Repair pieces for chain link kennels, 1cc and 3cc Syringes, Spreadable Lime, Newspapers, Dog Beds, Disinfectant Spray. DONATIONS FOR VET BILLS.


Thank you for your donation to Richardson Rescue. 

 You can also go here to shop our Amazon Wish List.

 You can also donate through our eBay Giving Works.

You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support our animal rescue efforts at the same time!
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You can also support Richardson Rescue when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.

Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.


How my rescue Dog Rescued me

A little over three years ago, our beloved Jack Russell terrier, Sydney, died. We were heartbroken. Around a month later we started to contemplate getting another Jack Russell.We contacted a breeder. The breeder sent us some emails and pictures and during the correspondence we kept running into problems (dog does not get along with cats{we have two cats}, etc.). My wife was headed to work when a car stopped in front of her at a red light. She read the bumper sticker that was on the back of the car: “Don't Buy From A Breeder...Get A Rescue”. She felt that this was some kind of sign for her to heed. When she got home she started searching the web for Jack Russells. She ran across Richardson's Rescue in York, SC website. She fell in love with the picture of “Willie” a Jack Russell/Fox terrier mix. We called them and said that we wanted “Willie”,and to hold him for us. Our daughter-in-law drove and grandsons were with us on the trip to get “Willie”. The puppy had bonded with everyone on the way home. We changed his name to “Lance” (after Lance Armstrong) and he's been a great dog. We had him for a little over 2 years when he saved my life. I truly believe that the Lord put him in my life for that purpose. He always sleeps at the bottom of our king-size bed. On April 26, 2014, my heart stopped beating around 4am. Lance started licking my face and pawed Gloria's back...waking her up. She noticed that my eyes were set and my tongue was out. No pulse. She called my son, Michael, who is a doctor and lives next door and my daughter-in-law, Michelle, who's an RN and they performed CPR on me until EMTs got there and paddled me 3 times before they got a heartbeat. I didn't know anything until three days later. I spent 19 days in the hospital and I had a quintuple bypass, an ICD implant and a cardioversion. I'm now doing great and contemplating on returning to work at Massage Envy in Concord. All this would not have been possible if Lance had not awaken my wife at 4 am. We usually get up around 6amwhen I would have been dead for 2 hours. I believe that God used LANCE as the catalyst for this blessing.

PetSmart Adoption Days

We would like to send out a huge thank you to our volunteer Ceil and her wonderful husband for volunteering their time to repaint our cat room at PetSmart. They arranged for the paint and tools to be donated, painted and added little finishing touches to help organize our supplies. Ceil also helps out regularly with out kitties on location at PetSmart along with Tracy and Bridgette. We love all of you girls and keep up the great work.

A thank you also goes out to Sherwin Williams in Rock Hill, SC and to their manager Jeremy. They generously donated the paint, roller brushes and pan to make this happen. This kind group of people can be contacted at 803-366-9749 or visit them at 1240 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

We cannot say enough how much we appreciate the time and effort our volunteers put into helping the orphans here at Richardson Rescue. We could not do this without each and every one of you.

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