My name is Ryan!

Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Sparta, New Jersey - Ryan
Photo 1 - Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Sparta, New Jersey - Ryan
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ryan's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Ryan's Story...
Ryan was supposed to be put down 4/2/13. We saved him an hour before he was supposed to be put down. Ryan's a handsome Lab mix. He's five years old and weighs about 50 pounds. Ryan is great with people, but he's not so good with other dogs or cats. So it's best if Ryan is an only "child".

From his foster: "Ryan is such a good boy ! He listens, does not bark, good with the potty. I have been trying to get him used to car rides--we've gone for a few long ones--he does well, just won't sit down in the car, and a bit nervous about getting in, but once he is in he likes it! He does very well with strangers ( humans); some of my neighbors have walked right up to him and he is either very friendly, or just does not care. No aggression at all in him. Ryan is such a good boy, I am surprised he is not already taken."

The following video conveys Ryan's love of life and playfulness. Please help Ryan find the loving home he deserves.

Interested in adopting? Please fill out our adoption application at

Adoption Process:

1.Fill out an application

2.Home Visit

3.Adoption contract & adoption fee
Ryan's adoption fee is $200. This covers all age-appropriate shots and vetting.

For a list of upcoming pet adoption events go to:

*We encourage you to put an application in prior to the event.

**If you are coming to the event to see a certain dog, please email ahead of time to make sure that dog will be there that day.

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.. All donations go directly to the care of the animals, we are strictly a volunteer based group. Thank you for helping us save as many lives as we can.

Facts about Ryan

  • Breed: Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ryan, a Sparta Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever for sale in Sparta, or seeking a Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Sparta.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Sparta already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Sparta breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Canaan Dog/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sparta paves the way for another one to be saved.