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

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ


Our Rescue was created through the desire to save the lives of innocent animals. All of our members 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.

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. cares for these pets and gives them 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. In addition, OSCAR helps the local community with strays, re-homing animals, intake of NJSPCA abuse cases, and TNR (trap neuter release on feral cats). We strongly believe in working with the community to benefit animals now and in the future through our outreach programs.

OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ is raising funds for a shelter facility!

Shelter Campaign - OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ


Shelter ReFURB

We recently purchased a 6 acre piece of property in Andover, NJ to be used as a “no-kill” shelter. The property has an existing building with 40 dog kennels and a free roaming cat room. However, the building has been vacant for several years and has fallen into disrepair. It's going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work to get it up and running.

Read more about the "Shelter ReFURB."

Our "Tricky Tray"on Sept. 23 was a huge success!


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 recently adopted!
Find other special dogs & cats on Featured Pets.




O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoptions & Events 2016

** 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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Dec. 17, Saturday (Noon-3:00pm)
“Home For The Howlidays Extravaganza”
Dover Dodge
396 Rt. 46 East
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Dec. 17, Saturday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm)
Newton Walmart
26 Hampton House Rd. (Rt. 206)
Newton, NJ 07860

Lots more Pet Adoptions & other exciting 2016 events on
O.S.C.A.R. Events!!!!!


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!

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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!

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Read more about all of our young friends on   Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.


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Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

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

Please be sure to see O.S.C.A.R.'s Featured Pets!


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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