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If you are interested in adopting, please submit an application and all visits must be by APPOINTMENT ONLY!! In order to adopt from us, you will need an approved application. Please allow 48 hours weekdays for processing. We will email you when the application has been approved.

Meet Cedar

Cedar will is 3 years old Feb 2/5/20 and has been with us at the rescue since April of 2018. He was found wandering a highway and no owner could be found. So, he is now with us at the rescue awaiting his perfect home. Cedar absolutely loves people and children with a passion. He has never had any issues with anyone who visits him and loves to be cuddled. He is also a very playful and loving boy. He walks on a leash and knows how to sit. He is an good boy that would love a nice fenced yard in his new home to give him room to run. He loves to take walks and to meet new people. With dogs, he was ok when he first got her but started to dislike their company over time but the rescue is a totally different environment than a home. He will get an issue with a dog that tries to be aggressive towards him. With a calm, mild mannered dog, he usually doesn’t pay them any attention. He should do well with any type of active family that has room for him to run. Cedar did test light positive for heartworms and is currently on the slow kill method. Overall though, he is a healthy guy ready for his next adventure. He is current on all medical (neuter, shots, deworming, heartworm and flea prevention).

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Meet Puppy

Puppy is a 4 year old Lab mix and is not a very large guy at all. He has a great temperament with people and loves to be cuddled and loved. He has also been around children with no issues. He gets along well with small and large dogs here at the rescue and spends the day running and playing with them. Overall, he is a good boy with a happy heart. Puppy did have an injury to his rear leg and it was never treated. So, he does have a gimpy leg but it doesn’t slow him down. He also loves to play fetch and is house trained and does well in a crate. During the warmer months, he likes to splash around in the kiddie pools here. He would be a great companion for an active family. Puppy is neutered, heartworm negative and current on shots, heartworm and flea prevention.

Meet Scrappy

Scrappy was around 8 years old as of January, 2020 and currently weighs 18 pounds. He came to us because his mom lost her home and could not longer care for him. He was a bit skinny on arrival, but he is gaining weight fast and feeling great. He is crate and house trained and walks on a leash. He gets along best with female dogs. He can get a bit bossy with other males sometimes if they are all in his face. Scrappy has also been around children with no issues and loves everyone he meets. He loves attention! He should do well with most any type of family. Scrappy is neutered, heartworm negative and current on shots, heartworm and flea prevention.

Richardson Rescue Seniors for Seniors Program

Our senior dogs are perfect companions for senior humans. 

They are mellow and well socialized and just want love and gentle care from their special someone.

Our senior for seniors program provides a way for seniors (65 or older) to bring a senior (6 years or older) furry, loving companion into their lives. Please submit our application and, if you are 65 or older, we will be in touch by email to let you know if you qualify for our program. We can then schedule and appointment for a visit.

About Us

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.

All in all, with thousands of animals saved off the streets and cared for every year, we hope to encourage much more pet adoptions to happen!

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