by cathleen timmons

We can help you find
your new friend!

View our pets ready for adoption.
Find your perfect match today!


Looking for a fun retail-setting team to volunteer with? We need help in our thrift shop with our merchandise, fun creative staging and of course we need amazing friendly cashiers to help us sell all of the goodies! Click the picture to learn of our volunteer opportunities.

We need volunteers today!

Visit the EAPL Cat
Adoption Center

Located in Chow Down
Pet Supply in Bergen Park

View Available Cats

Looking for a volunteer opportunity where you never have to leave the comfort of your home to do?
Check out answering our inbound phone line from the comfort of your home!
We just switch our phone line to ring at your home (it does not interfere with your incoming/outgoing phone calls at all.)
You receive about 10/15 calls per shift.
We provide a training manual and an EAPL volunteer assistance is just a phone call away.
We have shifts available 7–days a week 8am-1:30 or 1:30-7pm.
YOU pick your shifts… whatever works for you!

We need volunteers today!

Become A
Foster Home

Be the First to Start the Healing


How about we
hang out together?

We are an all-breed dog and cat rescue.



The Adoption Process begins when you complete an online application, naming either one or a few of our Available Animals or providing a description of the type of animal you hope to adopt.

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One of the most important ways to volunteer for EAPL is to Foster an Animal, but there are many other volunteer roles with EAPL. Please look over our many other needs and give us a call or contact us today!

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Our rescue operations are staffed entirely by caring volunteers and are not supported by taxes. Except for 3 Thrift Shop employees, no one receives compensation–we rely on our wonderful supporters to allow us to keep saying YES to all the animals.

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View our featured pets and all our animals ready for adoption!

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Featured Pets


Ilsa (Lila), a pretty girl who is about 3 and came to us as a kitten. She became unsettled in her adopted home a few months after the baby was born.  Since coming back, she has settled in to her new environment.  She likes to be petted and likes to play.  She will also sit in your lap for pets.  She [...]


Pepper is a beautiful 6 1/2 yo Himalayan/Calico mix.  She lost her home in Oklahoma when the grandmom had to go into assisted living.  Pepper is a sassy and shy girl. Sadly, when she was a kitten,  she was infested with fleas and ear mites and had a really bad sinus infection. Because of all of the health problems [...]


Boo suffers from Irritable Bowel Disease.  From years of not being medicated and not being on the correct diet, it was difficult for her original owners to manage her issues.  Since being returned to EAPL after many years, our vet has determined her medication and diet.  Now Boo is a healthy, happy girl, although medication [...]


Hammie" Applesauce (Ham Sandwich, Ham and Eggs, Hambone, Hamsteak...you get the idea). You could adopt him for the nickname possibilities alone. Or you could take him home because he is a smart and sweet and oh so cuddly and full of everything it takes to be your best friend. Hammie has spent much of his [...]


My name is Faith and I am a 3-year-old boxer mix with a full heart of love! There is nothing I love more than snuggling up with someone, except maybe playing fetch in the backyard. I love kids more than anything in the world and would love a full family to give me pets and take me [...]


Hi! I'm STIX! Lover at heart I am an active dog who would do best in a home with an active family! I can play all day long if you would let me. I get along with other dogs, so long as I have a proper introduction, I mean, isn't it a little weird to [...]

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