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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

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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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It's almost time for the CLEAR THE SHELTERS event today! 35-40 animals will be there. Let's get them all adopted! Come see us at Petsway on W. Battlefield from 9-12! The first 20 adoption fees have been sponsored by generous donors. See you there!!

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Tomorrow is the big day and we have many paws crossed for lots of adoptions! Attending: Jack Jack, Browner, Gentry, Molls, Elmer, Fudd, Oscar, Shasta, Kaytie, Legend, Jade, Cecily, Sasha, Thea Rose, Bindy, Dobby Lee, Asha, Prudence, Bear, Darcy, Vinny, Matilda, Stumble, Hitch, Mitzy, Zooey, Rossi, Kase, Greg, Brindle Boy, Roxie, Ruger Taney, Cedar, Birch, Sycamore, Windy, Gust, Stormy, and more!

We will be at Petsway on W. Battlefield from 9a-12p. COME SEE US! 🐾💜

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Our Friday has been busy with these surprises!

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Our newbie Polly is here to remind everyone to please donate an item to our summer supply drive! You can donate online at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/ONMXI0HKM110 or drop off donations at 1927 E Bennett. Everyone who donates gets their name in a drawing for 2 Miranda Lambert tickets for her show at JQH Arena on 10/25/19! If you donate online, be sure to email us at rescueonefunding@gmail.com your name and number, if donating in person, just put your information in the registration box next to the donation bin! Gently used kennels (all sizes, toys, blankets, comforters, dog beds, collars, and leashes also appreciated). Donations help us continue to provide for the 300+ animals in our care.

More about Polly:
Polly was surrendered due to a move and is the sweetest girl! She is 6 years young, housebroken, crate trained, and good with other dogs and kids. If you are interested in adding her to your pack, fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com. (she is not listed on our website yet)

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Girls just want to have fun but this girl just wants to find her bestie! I am Sheeva, a 2 year old cuddle bug on the search for forever! I am a Foxhound mix. I am a ball of energy and love to run around so an active friend or family would work best for me! I love to make my human happy and can't wait to see that big smile across your face! I am the perfect size at 30lbs. I am needing a home without small kids under 5yrs because I get so excited and can knock them over. I have lived with cats and other dogs! I get along with them both and would love another dog full of energy to play with! I am house and crate trained too! I know what you are thinking, this sweet girl sounds like my new best friend! Fill out the application and I will be by your side for life!

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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