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Feb. 14, 2013
A comment we are pleased and proud to share...

"In the past all of our dogs were breeder purchases and good dogs, but what a difference with rescues. It seems that our two rescue dogs show a special type of love and appreciation, as if they are telling us that since we gave them a second chance they will be the best dogs ever.

O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ

Anyone reading this that is on the fence about a "rescue" pet, please give it a chance, especially from O.S.C.A.R."

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

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ


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. volunteers care for these pets in our network of foster homes where they receive 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.


January 11, 2015 - NEWS!

OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ is raising funds for a shelter facility!
”The Next Step”
Shelter Campaign

Shelter Campaign - OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

“The Next Step” is an on-going campaign to raise money for a permanent physical shelter. By combining our network of loving foster homes with the added benefits of having a physical shelter, we can save more lives.

Read more about our campaign and
how you can help O.S.C.A.R. take "The Next Step."


Join O.S.C.A.R. on Saturday, May 9 for the first annual 5K-9 Race
at the New Jersey Fairgrounds and then stay for the NJ Herald Pet Expo!
O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ
Click for 5K-9 Race Details!

Mark Your Calendar for October 2 - O.S.C.A.R. Tricky Tray!!
at The Barn at Hillside Park in Andover, NJ


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

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.


O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoptions & Events 2015

** 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.

March/April 2015

March 27 Friday - A.C.Moore Fundraiser for O.S.C.A.R.
Bring in a copy of the flier: A.C.Moore & O.S.C.A.R.
and give it to the cashier with your purchase.
O.S.C.A.R. will receive 10% of the purchase!
Rt. 206, Newton, NJ 07866
(Note: This is NOT a discount coupon.)

March 28 Saturday - Pet Adoption (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Animal Hospital of Sussex County
169 US Rt 206
Augusta, NJ 07822

April 4 Saturday - Easter Egg Hunt, Flowers for Sale, Pet Adoption

Our good friends at Realty Executives will be conducting an Easter Egg Hunt, Flower Sale, and "Dogs For Dogs" event on April 4. This is their annual Easter Egg Hunt (with a giant 6' bunny hopping around). Realty Executives will be selling hot dogs and flowers with the profits going to O.S.C.A.R. Thank you!

Realty Executives
54 Woodport Road
Sparta, NJ 07871

April 12 Sunday - Pet Adoption (12:00noon-2:00pm)
Center for Dance Artistry
172 Woodport Rd, Unit A
Sparta, NJ 07871

April 18 Saturday - Jefferson Pet Adoption Day
Details: TBD

April 19 Sunday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm)
Newton Walmart
Rt 206/Hampton House Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860

More O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoption & Events!



Modell's & One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) Sparta, NJ

Shop at Modell's Sporting Goods in Newton

Click and Print Coupon to SAVE 15% and Support O.S.C.A.R.!

Modell's Coupon

Valid from Feb. 20 through March 19.


A.C.Moore & One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) Sparta, NJ

A.C.Moore in Newton - Rt. 206
Friday March 27, 2015

Bring in a copy of the flyer on 3/27/15 and give it to the cashier with your purchase.
O.S.C.A.R. will receive 10% of the purchase!

Click to view & print flier: A.C.Moore & O.S.C.A.R.
(Note: This is NOT a discount coupon.)


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!

JULY 2014 - Thank you, 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.

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Here is Paige, with O.S.C.A.R. dog, Rayland, and a whole lot of pet supplies she donated!

Read more about Paige and other young friends on Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.


April 16, 2014 - Dottie

A true rescue story of a courageous puppy and her ongoing struggle!

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ
Young pup used as a bait dog in Paterson, NJ.

May 27, 2014 - Good News about Dottie and a special event on June 19!!

Please read all about Dottie!

June 25, 2014 - See photos from "Dancing for Dottie" on Past Events!

January 2015 - GREAT NEWS!
OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Our beloved Dottie has been adopted!

More of Dottie on Happy Tails-Jan. 2015 and Dottie's page.


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Great Gift for Pet Lovers!

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Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

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

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


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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