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Rescue One assists with free vaccination clinics, spay/neuter assistance, and emergency pet food.

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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.



Rescue One on Facebook

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11 hours ago

Freeman was our official taste-tester for Tinga Tacos! 🌮 He gave it two paws up! You won't want to miss out on some paw-some tacos this Sunday at 6pm at Wire Road Brewery for our anniversary celebration and adoption event!

P.s. Freeman is still available for adoption! Find out more about him at rescueonespringfield.com. He is ADORBS!
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3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Freeman enjoys a good after dinner snooze 💤

Tinga Tacos look at Freeman! 🤩🤩 I think you have a new Number 1 fan!

I think we can safely consider the quality assurance as complete

19 hours ago

Newbie Alert ~ Meet Maisy! 💚

Maisy is an 8-year-old Pyrenees mix with so much love to give. She enjoys walks around the neighborhood and cuddles with humans! She also loves kids and dogs! Maisy will be available for adoption soon.

If you're interested in meeting this sweet girl, fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com.
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Newbie Alert ~ Meet Maisy! 💚 

Maisy is an 8-year-old Pyrenees mix with so much love to give. She enjoys walks around the neighborhood and cuddles with humans! She also loves kids and dogs! Maisy will be available for adoption soon.

If youre interested in meeting this sweet girl, fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com.

18 CommentsComment on Facebook

Is she house broken?Because I think my girl needs a friend.

💜💜💜

What a BEAUTIFUL Girl and a pretty smile she looks so loveable I just want to give her a bug hug🥰🥰

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23 hours ago

We want to send a HUGE shout out to All Pet Supplies for donating 4 pallets of food yesterday! We really appreciate your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

We want to send a HUGE shout out to All Pet Supplies for donating 4 pallets of food yesterday!  We really appreciate your continued support!

31 CommentsComment on Facebook

Where do you deliver donations and hours?

All Pet Supplies is where I shop! Thank you for donating!

I’ll be shopping there!! Love this!

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2 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday 🐾✨

For our first two years, Rescue One operated out of a small storage unit. Today, we've come so far thanks to our incredible community and supporters like YOU! 💙

Our journey has been fueled by passion and ambition to help as many animals and people as possible. Here's to many more years of growth!
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#ThrowbackThursday 🐾✨

For our first two years, Rescue One operated out of a small storage unit. Today, weve come so far thanks to our incredible community and supporters like YOU! 💙

Our journey has been fueled by passion and ambition to help as many animals and people as possible. Heres to many more years of growth!

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

I have a picture somewhere of 3 of us sitting in a huge kennel over here 😀

Making life so much better for our four legged friends, one day at a time! So thankful for you!

I remember this well…and we were just around the corner from you all. And where you are now! Wow! R1 is such a blessing 💜

2 days ago

Senior boy Brutus is STILL waiting for a home! 🙁

My name is Brutus and I am a 10 years young, 46lb., pug/beagle/etc. mix fella. I am a darling and you will be no match for my bug-a-licious puppy dog eyes. I am a smart dude who knows some basic commands. Personal space is a fictional character in some weird movie I haven't seen. I am house trained, crate trained, and honestly a precious little angel baby who can be trusted to watch the couch while you're not home without disturbing anything. I am looking for my human to be home more often than not and also be dog savvy. I need a confident leader to love me to pieces! I can be picky with my canine friends, so I would probably be more content as your one and only fur-child. I need a home with a privacy fenced yard where we can play a billion games of fetch and I can investigate every blade of grass thoroughly. No apartment living for me please. I have lots of energy and I love going on adventures so let's do this! I am also not a big fan of children. No thank you! They smell funny and are a little weird, I'm not gonna lie. I am an amazing snuggle buddy, couch snoozer, and most adorable shadow. I am a happy guy ready for the love of my life!

My adoption fee is sponsored 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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Senior boy Brutus is STILL waiting for a home! :( 

My name is Brutus and I am a 10 years young, 46lb., pug/beagle/etc. mix fella.  I am a darling and you will be no match for my bug-a-licious puppy dog eyes.  I am a smart dude who knows some basic commands.  Personal space is a fictional character in some weird movie I havent seen.  I am house trained, crate trained, and honestly a precious little angel baby who can be trusted to watch the couch while youre not home without disturbing anything.  I am looking for my human to be home more often than not and also be dog savvy.  I need a confident leader to love me to pieces!  I can be picky with my canine friends, so I would probably be more content as your one and only fur-child.  I need a home with a privacy fenced yard where we can play a billion games of fetch and I can investigate every blade of grass thoroughly.  No apartment living for me please.  I have lots of energy and I love going on adventures so lets do this!  I am also not a big fan of children.  No thank you!  They smell funny and are a little weird, Im not gonna lie.  I am an amazing snuggle buddy, couch snoozer, and most adorable shadow.  I am a happy guy ready for the love of my life!  

My adoption fee is sponsored and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If youre 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.

14 CommentsComment on Facebook

I wish he was good with other dogs 😔

He is so cute. Hope he find his furever home soon!

I pray that the family he is blessed with will be soooo worth the wait (and not because he’s free).

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