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One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.)

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ


One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) in Sparta, New Jersey, is a non-profit rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from desperate situations. We rescue pets from overcrowded shelters where animals are euthanized due to lack of space. O.S.C.A.R. volunteers care for these pets in our network of foster homes where they receive the loving care they deserve. We ensure that all pets in our care receive the proper veterinary attention and vaccinations, and that the animals are spayed/neutered. All of O.S.C.A.R.'s dogs and cats are great animals that deserve loving homes.

OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ is raising funds for a shelter facility!

Shelter Campaign - OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ


Shelter ReFURB

We recently purchased a 6 acre piece of property in Andover, NJ to be used as a “no-kill” shelter. The property has an existing building with 40 dog kennels and a free roaming cat room. However, the building has been vacant for several years and has fallen into disrepair. It's going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work to get it up and running.

Read more about the "Shelter ReFURB."

Our "Tricky Tray"on Sept. 23 was a huge success!


Our Rescue was created through the desire to save the lives of innocent animals. All of our members are volunteers who have a strong passion to save as many dogs and cats as we can, as well as a commitment to ensure great futures for all of the pets we rescue.

Our web site contains lots of valuable and interesting information about adopting rescue dogs, fostering, pet adoption events, Happy Tails, and more.

Adoptable DOGS can be found on www.adoptapet.com/OSCAR-Dogs

Adoptable CATS can be found on www.adoptapet.com/OSCAR-Cats

After you have found the perfect pet, please
go to O.S.C.A.R. Application & Info.

One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers.

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

This is Roy, a special needs Senior Shih Tzu who was just adopted!
Find other special dogs & cats on Featured Pets.




O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoptions & Events 2016

** Note: If you are coming to see a certain dog or cat, please email
the day before to make sure that pet will be there that day.

Upcoming Events
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Oct 2, Sunday - Pet Adoption (12:00Noon-2:00pm)
Pet Valu
1930 Route 57
The Shoppes at Mansfield
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Oct. 7, Friday - Talbots for OSCAR Fund Raising Event (6:00pm-8:00pm)
One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) Sparta, NJ

25 Sparta Ave
Sparta, NJ
O.S.C.A.R. will get a percentage of sales that night!
Talbots - Fundraiser for OSCAR

Oct. 9, Sunday - “Blessing of the Animals” at Waterloo UMC 10:00am
followed by a Pet Adoption & Supply Drive (11:00am-1:00pm)
Waterloo Village United Methodist Church
525 Waterloo Road
Byram, NJ 07874
(Use Stanhope, NJ, for GPS purposes.)

Oct. 22, Saturday - 'Dog Walk of the Dead' Event
Pet Adoption (Multiple Groups)
Supplies Collection/Donation Drive
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusta, NJ 07822

Oct. 29, Saturday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm)
Newton Walmart
26 Hampton House Rd. (Rt 206)
Newton, NJ 07860

Lots more Pet Adoptions & other exciting 2016 events on
O.S.C.A.R. Events!!!!!


Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.

We realize how important it is for kids to learn how to help animals and that there are animals in need in their community. We have different ways to help, all of which benefit the rescue. Kids learn the value of setting goals and feeling like they are making a difference.

Be sure to visit our page Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R. to read more about the O.S.C.A.R. and our local kids!

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JULY 2016

MANY thanks again to our good friend, Paige! This is the FOURTH YEAR that Paige has made this generous donation.

"For Paige's 12th birthday, she asked our family to bring donations once again for her favorite organization, One Step Closer Animal Rescue. This is the 4th year that she has asked, on her own, for these donations. As her parents, we are proud of her commitment to animal rescue, support, and education. Her genuine love for animals goes beyond taking care of and loving her own pets; she volunteers her time helping OSCAR, and she values the life of every living creature she comes across.

Paige is pictured with two out of three of our own OSCAR rescues: Sawyer (formerly Rayland) and Denver (formerly Blair). Willow (formerly Happy) was being camera shy!"

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ


We'd like to thank Intervale School Troop 6175 in Parsipanny NJ for donating supplies and a gift card! We truly appreciate it. Thank you, girls, for helping the animals. We couldn't do what we do here at OSCAR without help from animal lovers like you! O.S.C.A.R.

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Read more about young friends of O.S.C.A.R on Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.


Dottie's Story!

This is a true rescue story of a courageous puppy and her fight for life! We first met Dottie on April 16, 2014 As a young pup, Dottie was used as a bait dog in Paterson, NJ. With lots of vet care and love from O.S.C.A.R. fosters and volunteers, Dottie was nurtured back to health. WE were all overjoyed when she was adopted in January 2015.

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Read more on Dottie's Story and see Dottie on Happy Tails - May 2015.


Thanks to EVERYONE who joined O.S.C.A.R. on
Saturday, May 9 for the first annual 5K-9 Race and 1K Fido Fun Run
at the New Jersey Fairgrounds and the NJ Herald Pet Expo!
O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ

Click for O.S.C.A.R. 5K Sponsors & Photos!


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Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

Sometimes there is a dog whose face or story just touches your heart.

Please be sure to see O.S.C.A.R.'s Featured Dogs!


Love Dogs & Cats, but can't adopt?
Sponsor an O.S.C.A.R. Pet!

Would you like to honor someone special or make a Memorial Donation?

Find out more on our Donations page.

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