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Our Mission

Is Today My Day Rescue (ITMD) was formed by a group of dog-loving individuals in July of 2017. ITMD is a licenced, 501c3, non-profit dog rescue that strives to help homeless dogs find permanent placement in adoptive homes. We are a foster-based rescue with most of our fosters within an hour of St. Louis, MO.

Our primary service area is rural south central Missouri. After two major animal shelters/rescues in the area permanently shut their doors, resources for dogs in need in this area were few and far between. It is an area with significant canine overpopulation and few resources. We work with individuals from this area to rehome personal dogs and help place stray dogs. Our community outreach includes altering family pets to reduce the overall dog population in the area as well as providing preventative care and dog food for families in need.

While our focus is rural south central Missouri, we will help any dog we can. Our dogs come from a variety of circumstances, including strays, owner relinquishes, breeder releases, animal control facilities, and dogs at risk of euthanasia.

Adoption Policy

Visit our website at and fill out an adoption application! The adoption team for the dog you are interested in will review your application and complete a vet check to be sure all current animals are up to date on vaccinations and preventative care. A member of the adoption team will contact you via email or phone to discuss your application and evaluate if the dog will be a good fit for your home. You can expect to hear from a member of that dog’s adoption team within 48 hours. If your application is approved, a meeting/home visit will be arranged so you can see how the dog will fit into your current lifestyle. If the meeting goes well, the adoption contract and any other paperwork will be completed, the adoption fee will be paid, and they are ready to go home!

We want to make this easy and we want to be sure that the dog you are interested in is a fit for you. Finding a dog or pup that works with your schedule and lifestyle is key to our placement. The questions on our application help us determine if the dog you choose will do well in your home. The number of hours your dog is home alone, fenced yard, exercise plan, other family members – pets included; these are important things we want to discuss with you and your chosen canine. Each dog’s needs vary based on breed, age, personality, health, and a number of other factors, so there are no right or wrong answers. We do require a vet reference as a routine part of our application screening.

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