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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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Rescue One Clinic -Behind the scenes - Episode 1

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I'm definitely a keeper! My name is Kaytie and I am sure to soon be crazy over you! I'm a 5 year old, 80lb., female, lab mix who needs a little bit of time to warm up to people. Once I am comfortable, I'm loyal and loving! I do want my new forever human to show me they can handle being the leader of the pack and I can just be a dog and relax. I am very sweet, but I can also be protective. I am incredibly smart and would love to learn more fun things with you. I already know how to sit and shake. I even have that house training stuff down, too! I do not require a crate! I am not a good friend for cats. I am good with dogs if we are slowly introduced. I just want all your love all the time! I would be tail-wagging happy if I got to live in a home (with a 6ft privacy fence). Little kids seem to be too much for me right now, but I may be ok with older respectful children in a fairly calm home. I enjoy spending most of my day chilling on the bed just hanging out. My forever best friend is someone who is strong, has lots of patience, and is over-flowing with love for me. What do you think? Can you see a spot in your kind-heart for sweet Kaytie?

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We want to send a huge thank you to the Hempin family for collecting birthday donations for Rescue One!

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I wish I were Einstein cause then I'd invent a time machine and go back in time and find you sooner so we could love you longer! My name is Raymond and this is my trusty sidekick, Summer! I am 9 and my sis is 11 years young! I am a lab mix and weigh 82lbs! She is a Shepherd mix and weigh 50lbs! We are both house trained and do not require a crate! She is super playful but I am a laid back, cuddly guy! We are both amazing on the leash but Summer would prefer a yard to play in! We love other dogs! Everybody loves Raymond and life is more exciting with a little bit of Summer lovins!

Our adoption fee is sponsored and includes our spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting us, 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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You are no match for the mighty... actually you could be the perfect one! My name is Thor Ragnarok and I am looking for that one perfect match! I am a handsome, 3 year old, 90 lb., Rottie mix. I could rock the apartment life but I would prefer a nice privacy fenced in yard. I am house and crate trained. I get anxious when my humans leave. I am great with other dogs and kids. I need a home without cats though. I love to go on outdoor adventures and be with my humans. Some are born great, some achieve great, and some are adopted by the great!

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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Urgent- foster or forever home needed!

Poor Baker is still in boarding with no end in sight. Please someone give him a chance! Find out more about him at https://www.petfinder.com/dog/baker-mayfield-47034704/mo/springfield/rescue-one-mo633/ and fill out an application! 💜

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