My name is Astro!

Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Sparta, New Jersey - Astro
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Astro's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Astro's Story...
Astro was one of a group of dogs found running by a highway in West Virginia.  Astro is between 2 and 3 years old and weighs a whopping 10 pounds. He’s a small guy, so naturally he is a bit hesitant in this big world. Everyone towers over him, so he waits a bit to see if you’re going to be friendly. He likes being held and petted and he really likes treats! Astro needs to be on someone's lap, not roaming around without anyone keeping him safe from harm. This is one lovely little guy that anyone would fall in love with.

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

Astro's adoption fee is $150 each. This covers all their age-appropriate shots and vetting.

Next Pet Adoption Events:

June 8, Saturday (12noon-3pm)
Newton Day Festival - OSCAR booth on Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

June 22, Saturday (11am-2pm)
Bentley Assisted Living Fair - 3 Phillips Rd, Branchville 07826

June 30, Sunday (11am-2pm)
Petco - 275 Route 10, Succasunna, NJ 07876

*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 Astro

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • 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

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