O.S.C.A.R. Adoptable Pets
One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.)
'Helping you find your new best friend'
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.
After the child or group has reached its goal we want them to feel special for a job well done. We list them on our website recognizing their achievement. Please see all of the 'OSCAR Kids' on this page.
KIDS - Here is a great way that you can help O.S.C.A.R.! Collect change, then give us a call. We'll arrange for you to come down and have a personal tour of our new shelter. You'll get to see the dogs and cats you are helping.
A big THANK YOU to Peri and her family, friends, and Brownie Troop!
Peri and her family stopped by the OSCAR Shelter last week to deliver the toys and supplies. Peri had the opportunity to visit with one of the OSCAR puppies.
HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY, PERI!
Happy 13th Birthday, Paige. Thank you again for your donations!
In April 2017, Cassie was invited to visit The Learning Experience in Hackettstown. She gave
to 7 classes - children of all ages. The students had collected supplies for the rescue and
were so excited to learn about animal rescue. hHey especially enjoyed meeting puppy, Brady!
A big THANK YOU to Ellie and Megan!
Helen Morgan School, Sparta, NJ
Thank you, Ben. We appreciate your generosity!!! We will contact you with the details for the donation jar. Good luck with TREPS! We hope that you and Charlotte will share a few TREPS photos."
Pope John Middle School
Cassie of OSCAR gave a talk to the Pope John Middle School students in Sparta. They collected supplies for O.S.C.A.R. Many thanks to this wonderful group of kids!
Sparta Girls on the Run
A big thank-you to Girls on the Run in Sparta for the wonderful supply collection you did for O.S.C.A.R.! All of us and the dogs and cats really appreciate what you've done to help us.
A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANK YOU TO AIDEN.
We got an email the other day from proud grandparents. They wanted us to know that their grandson, Aiden, was having a birthday party and he had asked his guests in lieu of birthday presents to bring some sort of dog or cat food toys etcetera. His party was a big success and now we have all the supplies that my grandson wishes to donate.
Hanover Township Girl Scout Troop 309
A big thank-you to Hanover Township Girl Scout Troop 309. Thanks to their hard work, both play yards at the shelter now have agility courses and we also have a strong and sturdy bin for donations. Thank you, ladies. Great job. We truly appreciate all you've done to help us. We couldn't do it without you. O.S.C.A.R.
MANY thanks again to our good friend, Paige! This is the FOURTH YEAR that Paige has made this generous donation.
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.
Thank you to our Girl Scout Friends at Troop 4546 for giving us supplies for the shelter animals. We love the great items you made for OSCAR dogs & cats. We really appreciate that you are volunteering and being part of OSCAR events.
"Here is a picture of Hunter and his brother, Hayden. We hope lots of furry friends enjoy the goodies!"
JANUARY 2016 - Sparta - Donating Dog Treats!
"Mrs. Tirpack's 8th grade math students completed a service learning project to incorporate math concepts and a community service activity. Students worked on many math concepts which included unit rate, better buy, increasing a recipe and creating the recipes. While learning about these important concepts, students also were able to assist their community and learned the importance of helping others. The students really enjoyed meeting the puppies and donating to a great animal shelter!"
NOVEMBER 2015 - Sparta Middle Schoool - Heart & Sole
The awesome SPARTA Heart and Sole team from Sparta Middle School made treats and toys for OSCAR!
NOVEMBER 2015 - Girls on the Run Team from Helen Morgan School, Sparta
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.
AUGUST 2015 - Lemonade Stands raise money for O.S.C.A.R.
These girls sold lemonade and raised $70 to help O.S.C.A.R. dogs and cats. Thank you, girls! We appreciate your help.
JULY 2015 - Happy Birthday and thanks (AGAIN) Paige!
Paige's Mom says, "Hi OSCAR! Once again, Paige has asked her family to make donations to OSCAR for her birthday. I am attaching a picture of her with the donations and our very own OSCAR rescue, Sawyer (formerly Rayland)."
JULY 2014 - Happy Birthday and many thanks, Paige!
For Paige's 10th birthday, she decided on her very own to ask her family for donations for OSCAR rather than birthday presents for herself. She had an OSCAR-themed birthday party. Paige and her family love OSCAR:)
JULY 2014 - Emily, a young OSCAR volunteer & ambassador!
Emily's family told us, "Miss Emily packed her t shirt so that she can bring O.S.C.A.R. to British soil!! She proudly displayed it in the British Virgin Islands during a day trip :)
APRIL 2014 - Thank you, Kelsey!
Kelsey had a birthday party and asked her guests to, rather than bring her birthday presents, bring supplies for O.S.C.A.R. instead! Here's Kelsey, with adoptable O.S.C.A.R. dog Gunner, delivering the supplies to yesterday's adoption event. Thank you, Kelsey! What a wonderful and selfless thing to do. We hope you had a terrific birthday. And a great big hug from all the pups and kitties that will benefit from your act of kindness! O.S.C.A.R.
JANUARY 2014 - Thank you, Reilly!
Reilly just purchased various puppy items for OSCAR with her birthday monies. She is packing them today and going to ship them this week.
OCTOBER 2013 - Thank you, Zack and Gia!
Our friends, Zack (5) and Gia (9) recently donated some wonderful dog treats and toys! They
baked the dog treats themselves and made the cool dog toys!
AUGUST 2013 - Thank you, again, Zoe!
Zoe celebrated her 10th birthday and asked everyone, in place of bringing gifts, to donate supplies to OSCAR instead. This is the second year in a row she�s done this. Thank you, Zoe. We hope you had a wonderful birthday. You're a very special girl! O.S.C.A.R.
JUNE 2013 - Thank you, Jadynn
Jadynn Doty birthday had a birthday party and asked her friends to donate the supplies to OSCAR instead of presents. Look at all the wonderful donations!
We would like to thank the 6th grade class at Hilltop Country Day School in Sparta, NJ for their support. The 6th graders made homemade dog treats for the dogs and also held a bake sale to raise funds for vet care. We are very grateful to them for taking the time to support our rescue. We would also like to thank Hilltop Country Day School for allowing us to visit with dogs and allowing the kids to volunteer for our rescue.
Zoe & her famly adopted their dogs Henry and Vinny (now Trouble) from OSCAR. Zoe is very thankful to have both dogs in her life. She wanted to thank OSCAR for the work that OSCAR does so she asked for donations instead of gifts for her birthday. She is going to be visiting with the dogs this weekend and presenting OSCAR with the supplies she collected.
Over a year ago, Fiona Schicho started volunteering for Oscar, first fostering, and later adopted a dog. Recently Fiona collected a tremendous amount of supplies for OSCAR. She is working on her Silver Award and not only collected at her school, from neighbors and family, but also did an additional collection drive. She worked extremely hard and did a great job collecting a large variety of supplies.
Fiona Schicho and a truckload of donated pet supplies!
Hayley Singer with Cassie and Debbie of O.S.C.A.R.
Cassie: "Here is a photo of a troup who did a supply drive for us. They did a great job. I went to their school and talked to all the girls and brought two dogs with me. They were all very nice girls and they were all so happy to help."
April 2012: The Merwin family (O.S.C.A.R. adopters) recently did a supply drive. They had a breakfast at their house, invited everyone, and asked for supplies for OSCAR. The collection was amazing and so appreciated! This is the second year they did this for us. Thank you to the Merwin family!
February 2012: Students at Alpine School in Sparta, led by Sophie Venus, collected over a car full of supplies for us. This is our biggest supply drive to date. O.S.C.A.R. is pleased to recognize their huge effort to help support our organization.
One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R)