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

  • We believe Riggs is about 2 years old as of November, 2013. He was found running around a Burger King parking lot. He was missing half an ear, you could see every rib and his hip bones. A nice lady caught him up and brought him to us. Even with the abuse he had seen, his tail was wagging, and he was still trying to give us kisses. This is the sweetest boy ever, and

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  • Rascal is about 2 years old as of January, 2014. He is an active boy that is very social with people. He has also gotten along with his female room mates since he has been with us. Rascal walks on a leash, sits and lays down on command. He is also almost completely house trained. Rascal is not a fan of livestock, especially goats, or cats. So, a home with no little critters would be

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  • We believe Blackberry will be 5 months old as of 09-08-13 and was rescued from a high kill shelter. She is a loving and playful little girl that is very social with people of all ages. Blackberry also loves to play in water and squeaky toys are her favorite. We don't think she will be a real large dog from what we can observe right now. She would do well with any type of active

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  • Eli is a Mini Australian Shepherd born October 17, 2009. This boy came to us from a breeder, so he does have the shyness associated with this situation. We do know that he has a sweet temperament behind his shyness as he has not had any nippy issues with us. He comes right up to the guys for a love session as he sees them everyday. He gets along great with other dogs. He does

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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 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.

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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