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Rescue One in the Community

Adoption Events

Come and meet some of our rescued dogs at one of our many adoption events, and find a friend!

Community Involvement

Rescue One assists with free vaccination clinics, spay/neuter assistance, and emergency pet food.

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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 on Facebook

You will be the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow! My name is Skittles! I am an adorable, 9 week old, sweet, Domestic Shorthaired gal! I have enough cuddles to last a lifetime and I plan on giving them all to you! I am good with other cats, dogs, and kids! I am super smart and know how to use the litter box! You are the pot of gold my rainbow needs... fill out my app today!

My adoption fee is $75. This fee includes my vaccinations, FIV/FELV negative, de-wormer, and spay/neuter . Fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com if you would like to meet me!

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Found near Farm Road 94 and Farm Road 131. Has been spotted several times in the last couple of days. Please email rescueoneinfo@gmail.com with proof of ownership to reclaim.

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“We believe in dressing up in gorgeously impractical things like tulle, sequins, sparkles and lace.” How about adding a gorgeous and absolutely practical 4 year old, 70 lbs, female Boxer mix? My name is Lacy and, no matter how amazing your wardrobe may be, I’ll be the most favorite accessory to your life. I am a super smart and sweet girl with so much love to give. I conduct all of my bathroom business outside, not in the house. While I haven’t quite yet gotten down that crate thing, I just need a little bit more practice and I will have it down soon. If you ask, I will even sit for you. I am a friendly large girl and really need another dog in my forever home, whether big or small. I may be large, but I am a gentle to my little friends. Respectful children are great too, but I would prefer that they be older just so I don’t accidentally knock down one of those littles. That would make me so sad. As an active and big girl, I will need a chain link fence so no apartment or big rig life for me, please. This season, “Lacy” is in style and all you have to do is fill out an application!

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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HAPPY TAILS ❤🐱🐶🐾🎊🐶🐱🐾🎉

18 forever homes were found this week bring our 2020 total to 1213 adoptions! Congrats everyone and thanks for adopting! #adoptdontshop

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“I put a spell on you…” and now you’re mine! My name is Kimi and I am a 50 lbs, 8 month old, female Lab mix. With a face like this, there is no need for magic love potions. It would be near impossible not to fall for me. I have mastered house training and, although I haven’t quite yet gotten down the crate, I am a smart girl that will have it down soon. As a young girl, I still have lots of energy, so it would be extra special if you had another active dog in the home. I will also need a fenced in yard, a chain link is sufficient enough, so I can freely get out all of those sillies! Once I get down these leash skills, which I am working really hard on, I would love to be your partner when you go on adventures. Because I would do best with a fence and I haven’t quite yet mastered the leash, I wouldn’t be a good candidate for apartment or big rig life, sadly. Maybe I am not quite yet a professional at all things, but I know that I am smart and will have it all down soon. In fact, I will sit nicely if you ask. I still have a few things to work on because I am such a young girl. Finding a family that will continue my training so that I can be the goodest girl I know that I can be, is my biggest dream. Lastly, squirrels, I am obsessed. That is all. “You better stop the things you do, I tell ya I ain’t lyin’” and fill out that application for me, Kimi.

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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Hamilton was a previous Rescue One dog!!