Adopt a Rescue

We are thrilled that you are considering adopting one of our Rescue One dogs! Please review the entire adoption process below. Feel free to contact us at any point with questions that may arise!

How To Adopt


The adoption process begins when you complete an online Adoption Application, naming either one or a few of our available dogs, or providing a description of the type of dog you hope to adopt. Completing an application does not restrict you to a specific dog, nor does it obligate you to adopt.

Once Rescue One has received your application and determined if you are a good match for the requested dog, a representative from our adoption team will contact you to go over our process in its entirety, and give you the foster parent’s contact information, so you may call and arrange a meet-and-greet with the dog.

If you believe it is the perfect fit, we ask that you take the dog home for a 7-day trial. You will give the adoption fee to the foster parent to hold during this time. Our adoption fees are:

Dogs 7 years and older: $75
Dogs 6 years and younger: $150

We feel that it takes more than a day to verify a perfect fit for your home.  During the week you will be able to make sure the dog interacts well with your family, current pets, and your lifestyle. A home check will be completed before the dog is placed in your home. If after your week, you decide you would like to adopt, we will complete the adoption at that time.

If you live outside the state of Missouri, and don’t have a current veterinary reference, we will ask that you establish one within two weeks of adoption and provide proof that you have done so.

All of the dogs will be spayed/neutered, receive all appropriate vaccinations, be de-wormed, and heart worm tested (over 6 months of age) prior to adoption. Dogs will only be adopted to indoor homes, no exceptions. Our job is to find each of our dogs the right home. Rejected applications are not necessarily a reflection on the applicant’s home, but rather based on the determination that the home is not the right match.

Choose Your Dog

We are always updating our list of available animals. Although we primarily rescue dogs, we do welcome feline friends on occasion. If you’re ready to take the next step, head over to view our current furry friends now!

Apply Online

Already have a new friend picked out, or an idea of what you are looking for in mind? Please complete our online adoption application to get started!


Before adopting,  keep in mind that many of our dogs have never lived inside a home. Some dogs may never have been walked on a leash, socialized, house-trained or spent time with other animals. All, even those who previously have been in loving homes, will need patience and understanding as they learn to adapt to a new life and family. Rescued dogs need adopters who will not give up on them if they have accidents in the house, pull on the leash, dig in the yard, or act nervous or frightened. An adoption will be successful only if the adopter is committed to seeing the dog through the adjustment period. The rewards are the unconditional love and loyalty of a wonderful companion, and the satisfaction of knowing you have given a rescued dog a better life. If at any time after adoption, you decide you cannot keep the pet for any reason, the dog must be returned to Rescue One.

Happy Tails

Thank you Rescue One and all responsible in the care of Bella. She is a wonderful addition to our family!

Charlie was a God-send from Rescue One! He is such a good boy!

Karley is getting so big! She’s been amazing on potty training and is fitting in just perfectly here in the Callaway household!

Pedro is having so much fun! My kids/grandkids (and oh my gosh the neighbor kids), are all loving him!

Today my little girl Dotty got her first hairdo. She looks so adorable! I am very thankful and blessed to have her in my family.

Max and Abbey play together like they have known each other for years. Thanks Rescue One!

Thank you Rescue One for what you are doing to help families and animals unite with each other. We love Stella more than words can express.

Willie has learned to sit. He loves his training treats. I think he is becoming very spoiled!

Amy is such a joy. We are thrilled to have her in our family!

The adoption process was so thorough and easy to go through, and all of the volunteers went above and beyond our expectations for our new furry family member.