Our dogs/cats are not first come/first serve. We place our dogs/cats with the home that is the best fit for them. Not all animals are good in all homes, whether its their personalities, nature, or breed. We base our decision on whats best for the dog/cat and the family. Thanks for understanding!
Adoption & Fundraising Events:
Sun, Apr 2 (12 noon-2pm) Pet Adoption/Supply Drive Pet Valu 1930 Rt 57 Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Thurs, April 20 7:30pm-9:30pm "Sip & Paint Party" at the Painted Grape 3640 State RT 94 Hamburg, NJ 07419 Tickets: $40.00 per person *No Animals for Adoption - Fundraiser only
Sat, Apr 22 (11am-1pm) Pet Adoption/Supply Drive Pet Valu 1930 Rt 57 Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Sat, Apr 29 (11am-4pm) Pet Adoption "I Walk to Remember" Horseshoe Lake 72 Eyland Ave Succasunna, NJ 07852
Sun, Apr 30 (9am-4pm) Supply Drive Newton Walmart 26 Hampton House Rd Newton, NJ 07860
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.
1.Fill out an application (visit www.OscarAnimalRescue.org for an application to fill out)
2.Meet & Greet
3.Adoption contract & adoption fee
The adoption process is to first fill out an application. You can go to www.OscarAnimalRescue.org to fill out the application. Once we call your references and if its a good fit for all, we schedule a meet and greet.
Our dogs/cats are not first come/first serve. We place our dogs/cats with the home that is the best fit for them. Not all animals are good in all homes, whether it’s their personalities, nature, or breed. We base our decision on what’s best for the dog/cat and the family. Thanks for understanding!
Please remember everyone who resides in the home must know about the adoption, and its not a surprise to any member of the family. We need everyone to be on board about adopting. Thank you for understanding.
ADOPTING - For pets near you, check out: www.petfinder.com or www.adoptapet.com or www.dogsindanger.com Dont buy while others die. Youre new best friend is closer than you realize.
FOSTERING - You can take a dog or cat into your home for a period of time (1 week to a few months). You take care of them and give them the extra time they need until they find a home of their own. Many animals are very adoptable but are in high-kill shelters where they only have 3 days to find a home. Most just need more time to find their new family. This is a very rewarding experience to know YOU were the reason they are alive, you were part of their journey to find their forever home.
TRANSPORTING - 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. 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: OSCARRescue@yahoo.com. Transport is a crucial part of animal rescue and we can always use help. Thank you!
SUPPLY DRIVE - We collect old blankets, towels, sheets; small, medium & large dog collars, leashes; carriers/crates; dog food; dog beds; and monetary donations for vet bills (spay/neuter).
FUNDRAISING - 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!
For more information, please email OSCARRescue@yahoo.com
Crates/Kennels (wire or plastic)
Dog/Puppy Food (dry and canned)
Flea Medications (spray or monthly)
Cleaning Supplies (bleach, pinesol, paper towels..etc.)
Plastic Gloves (medium and large)
Puppy Play Pens (aka X pens)
Cat Food (wet & dry)
To donate a bed: http://kuranda.com/donate/5732/
One Step Closer Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation to help us rescue more animals please send donations to PO Box 248, Sparta, NJ 07871. Please make your check payable to O.S.C.A.R.. Thank you for helping us save as many lives as we can.
Our shelter is not open to the public and is by appointment only. That's because at OSCAR, one of our highest priorities is the health and well-being of the animals in our care. Unlike city shelters or pounds, whose residents are in place for a short time, as a no-kill shelter, our pets are often with us for weeks, months or even years. The shelter is the only safe place and home they know. When strangers, even well-meaning ones looking to adopt, walk through the shelter, it stresses our animals. We make appointments for potential adopters that submitted applications that have been approved through our process to meet our dogs either in our BarkYard or one of our meeting rooms. We’ll spend as much time as you need and introduce you to as many animals as you’d like to meet in order to make the best match and help you find the perfect new family member!
We hold pet adoption events as much as possible for anyone interested in our animals. It is a great chance for you to come down and meet a bunch of dogs/cats before deciding who is a good fit for you. If you are coming to an adoption event to see a certain dog/cat, please email ahead of time to make sure that dog/cat will be there that day. Please email 1-2 days before the event, as some animals are placed during the week and our list is constantly changing. Individual meet and greets with specific animals are by appointment only.
An approved application must be on file prior to scheduling of a meet and greet.