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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!

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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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Tonight these dogs were rescued after their owner passed away. We partnered with the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri and Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption and all of them will be going to foster homes! We are happy to be a temporary part of their journey and to help get that embedded collar off tonight! Her leg had gotten through the collar at some point and it became embedded in her neck and armpit. She is doing well after surgery. It takes a village!

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Tonight we picked up this dog after her owner passed away. She has an embedded collar and is currently in surgery. She is also very pregnant. 🙁 #rescueneverstops

Thank you Dr. Keisker, Colby, and Sherri for staying late to help this poor girl!

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Today we celebrated World Spay Day with 29 felines who joined the spayed/neutered club! 19 feral cats and 10 friendly neighborhood strays will never reproduce again! ❤

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Found last night and Jefferson and Sunset. Email rescueoneinfo@gmail.com to claim.

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S.O.S! It's a rescue emergency!

After taking in 388 dogs so far this year, our supplies are almost non existent! We are in dire need of adult dog food, puppy food, cat litter, bones, and toys.
Supplies can be dropped off at 1927 E Bennett or you can order directly from our Amazon or Chewy wish lists!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2T57IRHY478GD?ref_=wl_share

Chewy: https://www.chewy.com/g/rescue-one_b71849030

We appreciate your support and your donation is tax deductible!

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