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

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ

Featured Pets

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

Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

Our featured dogs and cats are often with O.S.C.A.R. longer than other pets. Sometimes they have special needs and other times it just takes longer to find them the right family. So, it often costs more for their care.

Here are some deserving pets who really need forever families.
Can you open your home to one of them?

If you are not in the position to adopt a pet of your own right now, why not consider SPONSORING a dog or cat? Occasionally, we have pets with special needs who require extra vet care, medications, and special food. Your SPONSORSHIP will help us give them all the special care they need as they wait for their forever family.

Please type 'Sponsor' in the Special Instructions box. Thank you!.




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

Meet Charlie!

Breed: Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier
Color: Brindle - With White
Age: Adult
Size: (when grown) Large 61-100 Lbs
Sex: Male - Neutered

  • Up-to-date with shots
  • Good with dogs
  • Not good with kids
  • Not good with Cats

Charlie is a happy, loving boy. He is very playful and loves toys. He gets along with other dogs but is not a fan of cats. His previous owner said he had a tendency to possess his toys but he has been working hard with the staff and now will drop it with the ‘out’ command. Any new owner should continue with the work the staff has done. He would do best in a home without children and with an experienced owner who knows how to give Charlie the continued structure he needs to become a successful member of the family. Charlie is about 5 years old and 73 pounds. Please help Charlie find the loving home he deserves.

Click this link to learn more about Charlie.


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

Meet Claudia!

Breed: Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type)
Color: Black - With White
Age: Young
Size: (when grown) Med. 26-60 Lbs
Sex: Female - Spayed

  • Up-to-date with shots
  • Not with dogs
  • Cats - unknown

Claudia is a friendly girl who knows how to sit and give paw. She loves to run around and play with stuffed animals. One on one time, she is so sweet and then dives into your lap. Claudia would be content to sit there and watch the world go by with you. She absolutely loves people, however she would prefer to be the only dog in the home. We do not know what she thinks of cats. Claudia is about 3-4 years old and 40-45 pounds. Please help Claudia find the loving home she deserves.

Click this link to learn more about Claudia.


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

This is Tripp!

Breed: Boxer/Hound (Unknown Type)
Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
Age: Adult
Size: Med. 26-60 Lbs
Sex: Male - Neutered

  • Up to Date with Shots
  • Not good with Kids
  • Good with Dogs

Tripp was surrendered because his owner had too many dogs. Tripp is on the shy side. He can be anxious until he gets to know you and his surroundings. When he gets comfortable with you, he will lean into you and is very sweet. This handsome fellow gets along with other dogs smaller then himself and in fact, would love to be in a home with another dog to help build his confidence. Tripp loves to play with stuffed toys and balls, and run around in the yard. He knows how to do a sit and learning to walk well on a leash. Tripp needs a family who would be willing to show him patience and love, take him on adventures and teach him how to be a happy go lucky dog. A home without young children is preferred. Tripp is about 6-7 years old and 50 pounds.

Please help Tripp find the loving home he deserves.

Click this link to learn more about Tripp.


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

Meet Captain!

Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with Black
Age: Adult
Size: Med. 26-60 lbs
Sex: Male - neutered

  • Up-to-date with shots
  • House-trained
  • Needs Experienced Adopter
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Not Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids

Captain has the most expressive eyes that look at you begging for love. He is housebroken and knows basic commands. He is a playful dog who loves his toys. He can't get enough squeaky toys and has his collection. Captain also loves to go for car rides and to be outdoors and explore. He has a high prey drive and loves to chase squirrels, chipmunks, etc. and will dig under fences to try to get to them. Captain's adopter needs to understand that he loves to eat so much that he needs to be left alone while he enjoys his meals and treats. Captain can be picky about his dog friends and would probably do best as an only dog and in a home with older children. This Shepherd mix boy is about 5-6 years old and 55 pounds.

Captain would do best in a home with the following criteria:

  • No kids
  • No other dogs/cats/pets
  • Experienced dog owner
  • Low foot traffic home (non active home without lots of people coming in and out)

Please help Captain find the loving home he deserves.

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Meet these and other great pets at O.S.C.A.R.'s next Pet Adoption Event!