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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.

Adopted dog at OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, 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.


Happy Spring!

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ


April 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.

Please read about Dottie on Featured Pets.


O.S.C.A.R. is proud to rescue dogs and cats of
all types, sizes, colors, and ages...

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

from snuggly puppies to senior dogs with special needs...

Hope - a special needs dog...

Adopt Rescue Dogs and Puppies from OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

Please see more photos on Featured Pets.


O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoptions & Events 2014

** 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.

April 2014

April 26, Saturday - Pet Adoption
Pet Valu
1885 NJ 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

April 27, Sunday - Supply Drive
ShopRite of Newton
125 Water Street, Newton, NJ 07860

See all O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoption & Event Details!

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

A Precious, Happy Tail


Shop Local and Support O.S.C.A.R.

Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

2 the Rescue, located in Lafayette Mill Antiques Center
on Rt. 15 in Lafayette, NJ,
has just opened a thrift shop that will benefit O.S.C.A.R.
and other local rescue organizations.

Read more: Shop & Support O.S.C.A.R.


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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, but can't adopt? Sponsor an O.S.C.A.R. Dog!

Would you like to honor someone special or make a Memorial Donation?

Find out more on our Donations page.


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 site 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!

APRIL 2014 - Thank you, Kelsey!

Kelsey had a birthday party and asked her guests to, rather than bring her birthday presents, bring supplies for O.S.C.A.R. instead! Here's Kelsey, with adoptable O.S.C.A.R. dog Gunner, delivering the supplies to yesterday's adoption event. Thank you, Kelsey! What a wonderful and selfless thing to do. We hope you had a terrific birthday. And a great big hug from all the pups and kitties that will benefit from your act of kindness! O.S.C.A.R.

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

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ
OSCAR friend, Kelsey, with adoptable O.S.C.A.R. dog Gunner
delivering supplies. Thank you!

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