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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.


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

”The Next Step” Shelter Campaign

January 11, 2015 - NEWS! “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."


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O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ
Tickets are $10

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September 11 Friday - Mitchell Cares CHARITY CASINO GALA

to benefit
One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) and
Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
Farmstead Golf & Country Club in Lafayette, NJ
Read more: Events: Mitchell Gala!

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

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Thanks to EVERYONE who joined O.S.C.A.R. on
Saturday, May 9 for the first annual 5K-9 Race and 1K Fido Fun Run
at the New Jersey Fairgrounds and the NJ Herald Pet Expo!
O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ

Click for 5K-9 Race Photos!


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.

Upcoming Events - August
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August 1 Saturday - BENEFIT SHOW for O.S.C.A.R. (7:00pm)
Elk's Lodge
152 Rt 565
Wantage, NJ 07461
(see details above)

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

August 8 Saturday - Pet Adoption (12:00noon-2:00pm)
Ultima Hair Designs
253 Newton-Sparta Road
Newton, NJ 07860

August 9 Sunday - Pet Adoption (12:00noon - 2:00pm)
275 State Route 10 East
Roxbury Mall
Succasunna, NJ 07876

August 15 Saturday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm)
Newton Walmart
Rt 206/Hampton House Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860

Aug 16 Sunday - Pet Adoption (1:00-3:00pm)
Joy of Grooming
274 Spring St.
Newton, NJ 07860

August 23 Sunday - Pet Adoption (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Living Pawsitively
39 Rt. 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848

August 23 Sunday - O.S.C.A.R. 'Meet & Greet' (10:00am-11:00am)
Frankford Plains United Methodist Church
99 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ 07822
This event will feature a speech about OSCAR and then
'Meet & Greet' with 5-6 Dogs/Puppies.

August 29 Saturday - Pet Adoption (11:00am-1:00pm)
Sparta Farmers Market
* * NEW LOCATION FOR 2015 * *
Sparta Health & Wellenss Center
89 Sparta Ave.
Sparta, NJ 07871

August 30 Sunday - Cut-a-Thon (9:00am-4:00pm)
$10 Hair Cuts to benefit OSCAR Animal Rescue
Tricky Tray, 50/50, Face Painting, Food, and much more...
Shear Temptations
55 Parsippany Road
Whippany, NJ 07981

More Events and Event Details!!!!


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 2015 - Thank you (AGAIN) Paige!

For Paige's birthday, she decided (AGAIN) on her very own to ask her family for donations for OSCAR rather than birthday presents for herself.

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

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)."

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


Happy Tails - May 2015

We first met Dottie on April 16, 2014

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 - May 2015 and Dottie's page.


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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!


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Find out more on our Donations page.

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