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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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Every dog deserves
a safe home.


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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1 week left to donate to our supply drive! You can drop off donations at 1927 E Bennett STE B Monday-Friday 8-5 or you can donate them directly off of our wishlist! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/ONMXI0HKM110?ref_=wl_share. Your donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! Used pet items and in date pet medications also welcome!

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They have our vote!

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Listen up!

Only 24 hours left to sign up and guarantee your shirt for the 5k! Here are 5 more reasons to sign up!

2.) We have something for everyone! 1 mile, 5k, or virutal!
3.) The sponsors and swag bags are awesome!
4.) You can bring your dog!
5.) Ummmm, did you see how cool the shirt is?!

Sign up NOW at https://www.active.com/springfield-mo/running/distance-running-races/the-fast-and-the-furriest-race-2020!

Pictured below is this years shirt, some of the swag and gloves that will be in your bags, bandanna for your pooch, and finishers medal!

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Picked up last week in Willard. Someone contacted claiming ownership and then stopped all contact when asked to provide proof. Email rescueoneinfo@gmail.com to claim with proof of ownership.

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These two puppies were found (conveniently) in someone’s backyard. Found in Walnut Grove area. Email rescueoneinfo@gmail.com to claim. 

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To catch the butterflies and the rainbows of your dream, walk alone, keep faith in yourself, focus your energy and start the adventure… of filling out an application for me, Butterfree. I am a 4 month old, male Domestic Shorthair kitty. No worries about litter box training, I have already mastered that. I am a tad bit leery of new people and may take some time to warm up, but it won’t be long until I’ll curl up in your lap or lay at your feet in bed. Aside from being shy, I am a playful, independent and friendly girl. I would do well in a home with other cats, dogs and respectful children. Just one last thing, I have some eye issues that do require drops daily. Not only will you make my dreams come true, I hope I can do the same for you. Just fill out that application for me, Butterfree.

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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