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, otherwise, there will be a 24-48 hour waiting period. Directions to the event can be found here.

Pets of the Week

  • Shorty is a little over a year old as of November, 2013. Shorty is playful and loving once he warms up to you. Shorty LOVES women, but doesn't care for men. He is crate trained. He is not a yappy boy and loves to be in the lap of the one he loves. It took him about 2 days to warm up to me, and I can do anything in the world with him now.

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  • Meet Spike, a 9 year old Jack Russell who recently lost his daddy. His favorite pastime was to sit in the recliner with daddy and watch Jerry Springer. This is an affectionate and playful boy with a lot of love still to give. He gets along with other dogs here at the rescue, but we think he would do best with no other dogs. He loves all the attention. Spike is also house and crate

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  • Zoe is about 2 years old as of January, 2014 and was rescued from a high kill shelter. She has been with us for one year now. She loves people of all ages and sizes and is very social. We cannot say enough how loving she is with people. She has an active and playful personality. Her whole body curls and wags when she sees a new person. She gets along with dogs her size

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  • We believe Love Bug is about 6 years old as of July, 2014. She was a found baby and no owner could be located. We have found her to be a sweet, quiet, laid back girl that gets along fine with the other dogs here. She is doing well with crate training which should transfer well to house training. She is also the perfect size lap dog weighing in at just under 6 pounds. Due

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  • Lil Man will be 3 1/2 years old as of September, 2014. He has been with us for well over a year now. He is very social and loving with people. He walks great on a leash and sits and stays on command. We had a volunteer trainer work with him for a year so, that is where his nice leash manners come from. We cannot say enough how polite and respectful he is of

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  • We believe Mama B is about 4 1/2 years old as of September, 2014. She was a victim of divorce and neither parent wanted to take her. She is a loving, sweet and affectionate girl with adults and children. She also gets along great with other dogs and ignores the cats here. She will let you know if something new is around but is not a constant howler. This girl is laid back and prefers

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  • Jack was about 3 years old as of May 2014. This boy is very social and playful with people. He is house trained, knows basic commands and walks on a leash. He is also not a big barker here at the rescue. He loves his people so much, he does tend to get jealous of other dogs getting his attention. So, a home where he can be the only pet would probably be best. Jack

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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

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.

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.


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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