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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.

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Our emergency kennels are currently full and here are the sweet faces occupying them. They would love foster homes! Fill out a foster application at rescueonespringfield.com if you can help! (The first 3 are still on stray hold but can be fostered while we search for owners. The last 4 are the Rich Hill dogs and need some socialization)

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I only have pies for you! HA! My name is Pie Pie and I I want to be your very best friend forever! I am a 3 month old little boy. I have already mastered the litter box. I am super friendly and get along with other cats, dogs, and respectful children. I love to play and have fun. I am super sweet Pie Pie that you will never be able to have too much of! I will be ready to eat up the good life with you in a few weeks so fill out my adoption application now!

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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It’s peanut butter jelly time, Peanut butter jelly time, Peanut butter jelly time, where she at? I am right here! The name is Peanut. I am a 1 year old, 50 lbs, female American Pit Bull Terrier mix. You’ll never believe how smart I am. I am a professional at doing by potty business outside and am a lady in the crate. Not only that, but I know some pretty neat things like sit, stay and let’s go. Among being smart, I am also friendly. I need another other doggy friend in my forever home. I can do well with an older respectful child, too. As an active and playful girl, I will require a 6 ft privacy fence so I have lots of room to play. That’s about it! Now, freestyle your way over to the application page and fill it out for me, Peanut.

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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Single white mature female looking for a long-term relationship.

Hi. My name is Layla. I’m a 12-year old 55 pound husky mix. After living my life on a chain, I have youthful energy to experience everything I missed out on. I love older kids, cats and dogs to run around with (but would okay being an only dog). Patience is important because I’m still new to the home life. I LOVE car rides, the outdoors and want an active family.

Think you could love me? Fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com!

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It's National Cat Day and we have a lot of cats and kittens looking for homes! Check them out at rescueonespringfield.com and apply today!

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Lily update! (Renamed Moira Rose)

Another parvo survivor! She's doing great and has a ton of puppy energy. She wants to thank everyone who sent well wishes and donations her way! 💛

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