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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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Saved from death row!

Lola was scheduled to be euthanized Wednesday morning but will instead be safe in her new foster home! Fostering truly SAVES LIVES! Wanna try it? Fill out a foster application at rescueonespringfield.com!

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Bijou is doing great in her foster home and her incision is looking great!

In case you missed her story, she was hit by a car and had to have surgery on elbow last week

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Buy a ticket to win a brand new Nissan Rogue AND help homeless pets! Tickets are on sale now at https://rescueonespringfield.com/car-raffle/ or stop by the Barker Shoppe located at 1927 E Bennett! We will be drawing on February 20th for:
1st prize: 2020 Nissan Rogue
2nd prize: $750
3rd prize $500
TICKETS ARE ONLY $25 and we pay the IRS gift tax for the winner!
For more information and for raffle rules, please visit https://rescueonespringfield.com/car-raffle/

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I am done with solos! I am searching for my very own band that will never break up! My name is Rockstar and I really am one. I am a 1 year old, 51lb., boxer/pit bull terrier mix dude. I am a chill guy who just oozes cool and cuddles. I am house trained, crate trained, and even know how to "sit" when asked! I am still working on some other commands and have started working on leash skills. I adore my human fans. I love spending time with them and would love a super fun, active family of fans and bandmates of my own. I don't want to be without them very much, because the most legendary bands are better together than apart. I also get along with other dogs! I have a blast playing around with my canine buddies. I need a fenced yard in my forever home. I am always down for a good car ride or adventure! Forever band auditions are happening now, just fill out my adoption application and we can start rocking life together!

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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HAPPY TAILS 🐾💜🎉🐱🐶🎉💜🐾

16 forever homes were found this week! Congrats everyone and thanks for adopting! #adoptdontshop

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Looking for your own spirit animal? Maybe one that is absolutely fab-boo-lous? Here I am! My name is Ghost and I am a 2 year old handsome Husky mix guy! I am such a smartie too! I am house trained and crate trained. I would love to do some training to gain some confidence with my new bestie! I am looking for a super fun, active squad! I get along with other dogs, cats, and respectful kids so we will definitely be a super cool group (#squadghouls). I need a 6ft privacy fenced yard in my forever home. It is true that ghouls just want to have fun because I am playful and have energy to share! I am also an expert cuddle bug so get ready to leave some snuggle room. Our life together will be boo-tiful! Now go fill out my adoption application!

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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