My name is Curly!

Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Sparta, New Jersey - Curly
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Curly's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Curly's Story...
Curly came from down south where he was found wandering the streets extremely matted. A tiny boy who weighs 10 pounds or less, it was still cold outside so we know that Curly spent many nights cold, alone, and hungry. One thing is clear, at some point he was a much loved pet because he is a lap baby. He loves to be held and loved on. He wants to be with people and is happiest when he is near you. He loves to run and play and does great with other dogs. But even when he's playing, he'll keep one eye on you to be sure you don’t sneak away from him. Who can blame him? For the first time, in who knows how long, he is warm, well fed, and loved. He does not want to take a chance on losing that again. Curly is a 1-2 year old Poodle/Maltese Mix. He is a precious boy who will make some lucky family very happy.

Must provide current vet reference when applying to adopt.

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

Curly's adoption fee is $250. This covers all age-appropriate shots and vetting.

Next Pet Adoption Events:

May 5 (Pet Adoption Event) Living Pawsitively, 39 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ (10am-1pm)

May 18 (Sparta Day/Pet Adoption Event) Between Soccer Fields & Playground, Sparta, NJ (10am-4pm)

May 18 (Pet Adoption Event) Advanced Vet Care, 238 Route 23, Franklin, NJ (12noon-3pm)

May 25 (Pet Adoption Event) Weis, 119 Water Street, Newton, NJ (10am-2pm)

*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 Curly

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Curly, a Sparta Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese for sale in Sparta, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese 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 Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sparta paves the way for another one to be saved.