Richardson Rescue will be holding a weekly Adoption Event at: PetSmart - Rock Hill. 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. Directions to the event can be found here.

Pets Of The Week

  • We believe Gary is about 2 years old as of 05-2013.  He was rescued from a high kill shelter.  He was very skinny when he arrived at the shelter, but that tail was still wagging.  Gary has a great temperament and gets along well with other dogs.  Gary also walks well on a leash.  He would be

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  • Dora is about 1 1/2 years old as of 07-2013. She is a sweet and active little girl that gets along great with other dogs. She had started house training at her previous home and was doing well. If you want an active playful dog, this girl is for you. She was around children in

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  • We believe Toothpick is about 5 years old as of November, 2013. He was rescued from a kill shelter where he had been surrendered by his owner. This little fellow loves people and likes to be held. He gets along with most dogs. He does occasionally meet males that he just does not like. So,

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  • Meet Skipper. This sweet boy is a kind, loving and affectionate and he loves treats!! He is a special boy looking for a special home. Skipper has some confidence and trust issues, but once he gets to know you, his true charm shines through. We have spent lots of time working with him and he

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  • Kitty Gaga is about 2 years old as of 09-13. She is a sweet, loving girl that is ready to be loved at a moments notice. She came in with her babies and showed herself to be an excellent mom also. She would be a great addition to any type of family. She is spayed,

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  • Emma Kisses is about 6 months old as of December, 2013. She is a loving, playful girl that loves people of all sizes and gets along great with other dogs and cats. She is mostly house trained and just needs a little more crate training to be perfect. Emma is a bit shy about new

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PetSmart Adoption Days

We have met some great people and our orphans have found some really great homes. We want to thank everyone that has come out, and we look forward to meeting even more new friends to add to the rescue family. To those already in the adoption family, feel free to stop by and say hello. These orphans get into our hearts and you never stop caring about them even when they leave us. We will be at the PetSmart in Rock Hill, SC, Saturdays from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

We also want to thank our faithful volunteers who have hung in there from the start. Big thanks to Amanda, Tracy, Ashley S., Ashley H and our other new addition, Bridgette. A shout out to Rhonda also for helping us with pictures and PetSmart. And always to Miss Joy for her great pictures and ideas. If I missed anyone, let me know when I see you as everyone deserves our sincere thanks. It uplifts our spirits to see how much you guys truly care for these orphans and what we do at Richardson Rescue. Words can never express how much we appreciate you and your dedication.

Crowder Construction Thank You

We would like to thank Crowder Construction and the members of their Legacy Training Academy for their recent volunteer work at our Rescue.  Some of the work performed included preparing an area, forming and pouring a 30 X 11 concrete pad, spreading 30 Tons of pea gravel in the general play area for our animals and erecting a galvanized shade structure.

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 501(c)3 mean?
501(c)3 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.


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Hanna Memorial

Although we are still saddened by the loss of our friend and co-founder, we proudly dedicate our rescue to Hanna Snow. Her compassion and dedication to animal rescue will live on as we continue with the mission she helped us to begin.

We miss and love you Hanna. "We Hope You Dance"

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Crowder Construction

Richardson Rescue would like to thank Crowder Construction for their help in rebuilding the rescue after the winter storm destroyed the rescue. If you need any work done, please visit their website.

Dry Pet Shampoo for Cats and Dogs

New safe, dry, organic shampoos for cats and dogs formulated by local animal rescuer will make a great gift for a friend. Because of her dedication to animal rescue, a percentage of each sale of FurRefresh will go directly to responsible rescue groups to help our 4-legged friends in need. If you order some please use the code RR after your name, so that Richardson Rescue will get their credit. To order please visit

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