We operate a 'no-kill' shelter in Andover, NJ. Our shelter has 40 dog kennels and a cat room.
PLEASE note that the shelter is NOT open to the public and is by appointment only and only for persons with approved applications on file. Some may ask, "Why isn't the shelter open for walk through visits? Why do I have to make an appointment to see the animals?"
At O.S.C.A.R., one of our highest priorities is the health and well-being of the animals in our care.
Unlike city shelters or pounds, whose residents are in place for a short time, as a no-kill shelter,
our pets can be with us for a longer period of time. The shelter is the only safe place and home they know.
When strangers, even well-meaning ones looking to adopt, walk through the shelter, it stresses our animals.
We make appointments for potential adopters to meet our dogs either in our Bark Yard or one of our meeting rooms.
We'll spend as much time as you need and introduce you to as many animals as you'd like to meet in order to make t
he best match and help you find the perfect new family member!
Come Take a Tour!
Enjoy some photos from our October 2016 Open House!
There's one way you can help us continue to save more lives at our shelter.
Become a Sponsor!
Please visit Shelter Sponsorships to find out how YOU can help O.S.C.A.R.!