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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.

Local Fundraisers

Join us at one of our community fundraising events and help support Rescue One!

Help us save lives.
Every dog deserves
a safe home.


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.

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Will you help these 11 long-timers find a forever home?

These guys have been waiting for a home for a long time. Some more than a year! We are not sure why they keep getting overlooked but we are hoping that changes today! Every dog deserves to have a loving family. To add one of these guys to yours, fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com/adopt/!

Can't adopt but want to help? You can sponsor their adoption fee for another family! Email rescueonespringfield@gmail.com if you like to sponsor one of their adoption fees! #teamunderdog #foreverhomesneeded

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Winchell family on your new Subaru!

We want to thank EVERYONE who supported this fundraiser and to Reliable Subaru for helping with this event! #subarulovespets

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Posted by Rescue One on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Posted by Rescue One on Saturday, March 23, 2019


If you are coming to possibly adopt today and have other pets, please bring a copy of their current shot record to expedite the process.

If you are coming out and bought tickets, bring two forms of ID in case you win the car! If you don't have it today, that's okay! We can meet you up there any day next week and give you your keys!

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Some of the faces you will meet tomorrow at the Subaru car raffle adoption event! 12 - 2 TOMORROW at Reliable Subaru! Come meet your new best friend, eat tacos, hang out with the Alice 95.5 crew, and check out the flower truck! We can't wait to see who finds their forever homed AND who wins!

Find out more about these pooches at rescueonespringfield.com!

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