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Rescue Stories

Fiona

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.

Harlow

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

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!

Ingrid

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

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

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!

Morgan

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

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

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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Jade wanted to remind everyone to come out to Petsway on West Battlefield tomorrow from 10 to 1 for our adoption event!

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Ooooooooommmmmmmgggggeeeeeerrrrrrrd! How cute are these little nuggets! They are growing so fast and will be ready for homes in a couple of weeks.

*Mom is pictured in comments. Father didn't stick around so breed unknown.

Photo credit: Chelsea Mac

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"A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world." Will you be my world? My name is Tani. I am a 10 year old, 5lb., female, Papillon mix. I'm a fluffy, little love-bug who gets along well with other dogs. I am also deaf so I would do best in a home without small children. I want a calm, quiet home with lots of love, snuggles, and naps. I love exploring the yard and catching some rays with my buddies. Are you up for being a sweet, senior girl's happily ever after? Fill out that application and best friends for life we shall be!

My adoption fee is $75 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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*Graduating from the Pups for Parole Training Program next week! Get your application in TODAY!*

Move over Naomi Campbell...there's a new diva in town! My name also happens to be Naomi but I'm way more awesome than that other Naomi. I'm a beautiful, 2 year old, 50lb., female, lab/heeler mix. I am more than just good looks; I'm a quick learning cutie pie. I am house and crate trained. I am great on a leash (although I do not want to live in any apartments...they just aren't going to be large enough for my purse and shoe collections). I know some basic commands like "sit" and "down." I love to play and have fun, but not in a hyper, "look at me jumping in your face" kinda way. I'm a delightful little social butterfly and I get along well with other dogs and respectful children. I love people! I need my forever best friends to be a fun, active family who will take me along for all their adventures! If you think you can cut it as my entourage and handle my instagram, please put in an application for me and my people will get back to you. Kisses, Naomi!

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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Mark your calendars and come have a great time while raising money to help homeless animals in our community! Rescue One's 5th Annual The Fast and the Furriest 5k is for runners, walkers, beginners and kids! Friendly dogs welcome!

Sign up now at: https://www.active.com/springfield-mo/running/distance-running/the-fast-and-the-furriest-race-2019?cmp=23-127

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*Graduating from Puppies for Parole Training Program NEXT WEEK! Get your application in now!*

Are you ready for warm summer nights spent star gazing? Maybe want to snuggle up with your new best friend by the camp fire? Split a graham cracker or two? Well, I'll find the sticks, if you bring the snacks! My name is Ella Twiggy! I am a gorgeous 2yr. old German Shepherd mix. I'm on the slim side right now at 50lbs., but I should put on another 15-20lbs. How fun is that summer body goal?! I'm a true lady. I take care of my "business" outside (a.k.a. house trained). I am fabulous in a crate. I know some basic commands and I am working on more! I have some work to do on my leash skills, but no one is perfect, right?! I am friendly to dogs, kids, and adults. I'm a little shy at first, but it just takes me a moment to realize you are a friend and then I can relax. I LOVE chewing on bones and hooves. I also am a champ at fetch! I would really enjoy a nice, fenced in yard at my forever home, but with the right human friend, I could probably be just as happy at a home without one. I would be happy to be your only furry friend or to have some furry siblings of my own! I just really want a best friend to have adventures and fun with during the day and then snuggle up with at night. I guess I will just dream of all the fun things we will do together until you fill out that 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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