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Comments & photos
we are pleased to share

Pepper on Adoption Day

"I knew he had good energy. He is a sweet dog. He can chill out, but he's also very playful. Everyone as OSCAR was so nice. You can't tell in the picture but I had tears in my eyes as all the volunteers and families cheered and clapped as we made our way to the car. It was a lovely moment!"

O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ

Adopting Rescue Dogs

"In the past all of our dogs were breeder purchases and good dogs, but what a difference with rescues. It seems that our two rescue dogs show a special type of love and appreciation, as if they are telling us that since we gave them a second chance they will be the best dogs ever.

O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ

Anyone reading this that is on the fence about a "rescue" pet, please give it a chance, especially from OSCAR."

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

”The Next Step” Shelter Campaign

“The Next Step” is an on-going campaign to raise money for a permanent physical shelter. By combining our network of loving foster homes with the added benefits of having a physical shelter, we can save more lives.

Read more about our campaign and
how you can help O.S.C.A.R. take "The Next Step."

The O.S.C.A.R. Tricky Tray on Oct. 2 was a great success! Read More!


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 2015

** 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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November 29 - Sunday (12:00noon-4:00pm)
OSCAR Santa and Me Shopping Event
Santa and Me Shopping Event
Ogdensburg Firehall
1 Firehouse Lane
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

33 Local Vendors!
Purchase photos of your 2 and 4 legged kids with Santa!
TRICKY TRAY with Amazing Baskets!
Free Crafts for Kids!
Raffle to win a Helicopter Tour of NYC!
Discounted Nail Clippings!
Food & Desserts Available for Purchase!

Click to view our flyer:
Santa and Me Shopping Event
Benefits “The Next Step” Shelter Campaign

December Sunday 6 - Pet Adoption (1:00-3:00pm)
Animal Hospital of Sussex County
169 US 206
Augusta, NJ 07822

December 12 Saturday - 4th Annual "Home For The Howlidays"
Pet Adoption and More! (12:00noon-3:00pm)
Presented by
Dover Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
396 Rt. 46 Rockaway, NJ 07866

"Home For The Howlidays" is a great event with Pet Adoptions,
special guests, Santa, pictures and donations for all......
and a special "Merry Kitmas" section for Kitten and Cat Adoptions!

December 13 Sunday - Pet Adoption (1:00-3:00pm)
Tractor Supply Co.
775 State Rt 23
Sussex, NJ 07461

December 19 Saturday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm)
Newton Walmart
Rt 206/Hampton House Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860

December 27 Sunday - Pet Adoption (1:00-3:00pm)
275 State Route 10 East
Roxbury Mall
Succasunna, NJ 07876

More Events and Event Details!!!!


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!

NOVEMBER 2015 - Thank you!

The Girls on the Run Team from Helen Morgan School in Sparta selected OSCAR as their chosen charity this season. They did a supply drive for us at the school. Thank you, girls! You rock!

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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