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!

View all of our adoptable animals >>

Featured Pets


Avis Female - Corgi / Mix (best guess) - 5mo old - 15 lbs   We think her picture is worth a 1000 words as to how cute this Corgi [...]


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 [...]


This sweet and rambunctious little 9 and a half-month-old girl is looking for her forever home. She came to us with double cherry eyes (her surgery was completed on 2/2/22) [...]


Ilsa (Lila), a beautiful grey tabby with striking stripes. She is about 3 and came to EAPL when she became unsettled after a new baby was born.  She is very curious [...]


Rona was a stray rescued off a state highway very young and pregnant.  She gave birth a day later to 8 babies.  All have been adopted. She is a pretty dilute [...]


Tabitha is a 4-5 year old beautiful long haired silky.  She has been pregnant every year of her life. She's very friendly and super happy to be pampered and chill [...]

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