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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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Remember the Beagle mom and her puppies we rescued from living in a torn down barn? The puppies are almost ready for their forever homes! Find out more about them at rescueonespringfield.com! #puppybreath

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Rescue One has an exciting opportunity and we are looking for 1500-3000 sqf of office space in Springfield to expand our program! Preferably not on a busy street as it will not be used as retail. If you have anything available, please email us at stephanie.rescueone@gmail.com!

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My name is Maiden, but I'm no old maid! I'm a 2 and a half year old pitbull and my #lifegoals are to kiss ALL the people! I was abandoned in a house with my puppies for 3 weeks and the nice people at Rescue One came to save us! I'm about 40 lbs, but I need to gain a few to get healthy. I'm looking for a soft couch or bed to spend the rest of my days and no more puppies for me. Mommin' ain't easy! I would love a home with no other pets and a fenced yard because zoomies are my favorite!

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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We have some amazing felines in our care and some are ready for adoption now! Check them out at rescueonespringfield.com! Thank you Nicole Jane Photography! 🐾🐱💕

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Let me jazz up your heart and soul by playing you a tune you will forever know! It is the tune known as my forever love! My name is Duke Benjamin! I am a handsome 5 year old guy. I absolutley love my people and want to be near them as much as possible! I am as funny and charming as they come! Even though I tip the scales at 47lbs, I beileve I was made to be a lap dog! I will need to be your one and only fur baby. I am working on my leash skills but I have crate and house training down. I love to have room to stretch my legs so a fenced in yard is needed. The rythem of my life would be better with you. Come help me play my forever tune!

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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Do you love endless love? Do you love purrs and warm lap cats? Do you love someone who will make you laugh? If you like these things, then you will surely love me! My name is Mimo, I'm just a little guy at 3 month old and I am looking for my forever home. I am a little ginger kitty with short hair,
and I am as spunky as can be! I can be shy at times, but I sure do love one on one attention from my human family. I am a kitten, so of course I love to play! Give me a string or a mouse toy and I'll be content. I am very well mannered and do great with other cats AND dogs alike. Don't I sound fantastic? Please make me a part of your family!

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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