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Rescue Stories


Fiona came to us very emaciated after being dumped by Fellows Lake. Despite her starvation, Fiona was a very sweet dog, with a pleasant temperament toward people. Fiona was in no shape to be adopted out, but thanks to the many generous donors who contributed supplies and medical care, she regained her proper weight and we could begin the process of finding her a forever home. Months later she found the perfect home. Finally, she is a happy dog and has a human who loves her.


Sweet Harlow was found after being shot point blank in the head. She was rushed to the vet where she had to have surgery to remove her eye and bone fragments from her jaw. She bounced back in no time and found her forever home!


Hervil was found in the woods by hikers. He had been shot in the head, so they immediately contacted Rescue One for help. The bullet was lodged in his nasal cavity and had to be surgically removed. After a couple of months of healing, he found a wonderful forever home!


When Ingrid was rescued, she was in terrible shape. She had an injury to her mouth that was very infected, as well as infected ears and skin. She was also over 20 lbs underweight. She appeared to have given up hope. Over the next several months and with aggressive treatment, she began to blossom! While her muzzle is permanently disfigured, she found her forever home and is very loved!


Jetta came to Rescue One with 7 other dogs. She was only a couple of months old, and had a terrible injury to her nose and severe mange. She had to have surgery to be able to breathe out of her nose, and it healed wonderfully! Her skin healed as well, and shortly after that she found her forever home!


Lindy was spotted by someone driving down the road; they could see her ribs from their car. She had a massive tumor on her back left leg that totally encased her foot. Dr. Katie Loula of Christian County vet clinic removed the 2½ lb. tumor, plus a couple of toes. In no time at all, Lindy was walking around without any issues. The hair has all grown back and you can’t even tell that she’s missing a few toes. She put on 15 pounds on in one month, making those ribs disappear. She was adopted by a family with children and now is living the dream in a suburb of Denver with a family that loves her very much!


One of our volunteers shared Morgan’s story. She had been in a shelter in rural Arkansas for over 4 years. After seeing her face, we could not turn away from helping her. Our volunteers drove the 3 hours to get her, and after being in our care for 3 months, she found her forever home!


Topher was found after being dumped in the trash. His stomach was very enlarged, and several liters of fluid had to be drained from his stomach. He was sent to the MU Vet Hospital where he was diagnosed with Cor Triatriatum Dexter, which is a very rare birth defect. He had corrective surgery and is looking forward to living long and happy life!


Zander was rescued in Stone County. It would have been impossible to count all of the punctures on his poor body. Some of his teeth had been pulled, which is not uncommon in bait dogs. He also had a fractured scapula and broken ribs. He was hospitalized for over a week and was unable to get up for 5 days. After several months of rest and love, he recovered! He is a wonderful, loving dog.


Rescue One was contacted about a puppy who had been shot in Webster County. At the Emergency Vet Clinic, we learned that he had been shot just below the tail and the bullet had severed his urethra. The next day he was taken to University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital. After a night of tests and consults, we were informed they did not think a repair was possible. The very next day Dr. Nichole Scott at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital performed a successful Perineal Urethrostomy! Zeke is now adopted and has two kids that adore him!

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Hey, everyone! My name is Dunham! You might be thinking that's a strange name for such a sweet and beautiful girl like me, but my foster parents named me after a strong a smart character from one of their favorite shows just so you would know there's a lot more than sweetness and beauty to this strong and intelligent girl. I'm a 38 pound Border Collie mix and around 1-2 years old. You might be asking yourself what makes me so strong and smart. Well, my foster mom says I'm smart because I was a stray and I'm already housetrained and learning basic commands! And she says I'm strong because the vet thinks I got hit by a car (and that's how my leg got broken) and I kept on surviving on my own until some nice people found me and got me to Rescue One. We don't know the prognosis for my leg yet, but my injury doesn't seem to slow me down. I love to play and run, and I love food and toys! I get along well with other dogs, but haven't been around kitties or little ones yet. I can be quite vocal when you leave for work, so apartment life may not be the life for me right now, while I learn that you'll always come back home to me. That's all I have to say for now because I have to go play some fetch! Fill out that application if you want to join me in a lifelong game of frisbee.

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting me, please visit www.rescueonespringfield.com/our-adoption-process/adoption-application/ and fill out the form! We do adopt out of state with vet references and video home check.

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Lilliput is practicing her "adopt me" smile for today's adoption event! Be sure to come by Petsway on W. Battlefield from 10-1 to meet some of our adoptables!

Also, don't forget to stop by Sonshine Preforming Arts Academy on E. Republic Road at 11 today for pictures with Santa! Rescue One will have adoptables at this event as well!

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Hi there big scary world. My name is MollyAnna. I am a 3 year old Female Great Pyrenees Mix. I'm a smaller mix at just 70lbs. I am a gentle flower of sorts and still unsure about this Good Life stuff. I have lived a life of loneliness and solitude, outdoors 24/7 without so much as a food bowl, before I was rescued. At first I didn't know if people and their houses were good or bad. Now I know I love people and houses are so warm and cozy! I even like little people, although I prefer to watch them rather than be petted by them. I didn't know what a cat was but quickly learned they are just sweet, fuzzy little purr machines and I like them too! Oh and don't get me started on other dogs! I didn't know other dogs could be friends, but they are! They are great friends! I am a shy, quiet girl that would make you and yours an excellent companion. Point is, almost everything about the Good Life is new to me but I am learning that it is awesome for me! I would love to go to a caring, patient home, preferably with older or no children. I do love my outside time so a doggie door would be great! Those things are also super cool because I am still working on my house training and leash skills. But, I love learning new things and those doggie cookies really motivate me (after I figured out what they were)! Will you be my new warm and safe place? I promise to keep you warm and safe in return!

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting me, please visit www.rescueonespringfield.com/our-adoption-process/adoption-application/ and fill out the form! We do adopt out of state with vet references and video home check.

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Don’t want to be lonely for the holidays? We’ve got the solution… We have several dogs that need foster homes with no other animals. They will give you all the love and attention you need to keep you from being lonely, but do not want to share their space with another pet. If this is you, WE NEED YOU!!

Apply today and let a dog save YOU from loneliness.


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Join our life saving foster team! Visit rescueonespringfield.com for more information!

Foster homes needed!

Join our life saving foster team! Visit rescueonespringfield.com for more information!

Posted by Rescue One on Friday, November 16, 2018

Who wants some puppy breath in time for Turkey Day? These pups are available for adoption or “foster-to-adopt” to approved applicants. Apply now!


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