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Suzy - an O.S.C.A.R. Dog
Basic 1 Obedience Course

Happy Tails: Suzy from OSCAR Animal Rescue Sparta, NJ
"That was one long hour,
I’m tired."

Happy Tails: Suzy from OSCAR Animal Rescue Sparta, NJ
"Wonder what they're gonna make me do today?"

Happy Tails: Suzy from OSCAR Animal Rescue Sparta, NJ
"Graduation Day, woo-hoo….
I did it….YEAH ! ! ! ! ! "
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One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.)

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ



Please read about our Volunteer Opportunities. Then fill the Online Volunteer Form.

Let us know what you'd like to help with. We'll get back to you ASAP. Thank you.

OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ is run by dedicated Volunteers!

Please note: Kennel volunteers (working directly with the animals at our kennel) MUST be 16 years or older. If kennel volunteers are under 16 years old, their parent/guardian must be present at all times. We are happy to have younger volunteers (any age) helping at bake sales, supply drives and adoption events.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Office Work:
    • Mailing, Filing, Clerical Duties
    • Returning telephone calls/emails about pets for adoption
    • Grant Writing

  • Transporting pets
    • To Vet Appointments
    • To Rescue Groups
    • To Foster/Permanent Homes

  • Working With Pets
    • Training Pets
    • Grooming/Bathing Pets
    • Walking Dogs

  • O.S.C.A.R. Activities
    • Fundraising
    • Supply Drives
    • Working at Adoption Events


We collect old blankets, towels, dog collars (small, medium & large), leashes, pet carriers, crates, dog food, dog beds, and monetary donations for vet bills (spay/neuter).


We are always looking for people to help with events and even plan them.

Thousands of animals are saved each month by a network of rescuers who work together. Please join us and help make a HUGE difference!


These volunteer legs (usually 45 minutes to 1 hour each way) are the difference between life and death for most animals. Many shelters down south put to sleep 250 dogs per week. It's unbelievable, but it's true.
Volunteer to Transport Dogs to OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ
Many rescues up north have the room and can rescue these dogs; its just a matter of getting people/families to volunteer to drive a leg. Each leg varies according to area, availability of transporters, and rescues.

How it works is a coordinator sets up a run sheet that they send out with a route on it, people volunteer for the leg in their area that best fits into their schedule or their hearts.

If you would like to volunteer for transport, please email us for more info:

Transport is a crucial part of animal rescue and we can always use help. Thank you!


Please fill out our
Online Volunteer Form.

You will be matched to the activities of your choice. Thank you.