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


FROM PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Jesse James (3 yrs) and Billy the kid (1 yr) came to JJ’s after their owner died.  Both boys were extremely shy to begin with. They still tend to hide under a blanket when no one is around. But all I have to do is lift the blanket and start petting and I [...]


FROM PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Zeus came to us through another rescue after his owner died.  He was going to be taken in by someone but she did not show up and told the rescue “Zeus could be taken to the pound.” Well, the rescue was not going to let that happen.  Now Zeus is a sweet, friendly boy who comes [...]


FROM PREVIOUS RESCUE: Lucas was rescued from a life outside by a friend of JJ’s.  She reports previous owners did not neuter him.  And he was not chipped.  She said “he may be a bit shy but he’s so sweet and affectionate.  He purrs a lot and loves being pet.”  UPDATE:  Lucas is doing well at [...]


Julius’ perfect home will be a patience and quiet one with no or one other mellow dog (proper introductions are key), no small kids, a 6ft fenced yard, and a confident and experienced owner who will continue his training and provide the consistency and structure he needs. He does show early signs of hip dysplasia, [...]


Meet sweet lovable snuggly Carlie! She is 2-3 yrs old best guess.  Spayed up to date on her vaccines. 51 pounds of pure lovin'!  She is good with other dogs, okay with cats, and with kids. What more can you ask for? She just arrived on Sunday and unfortunately the foster's resident dog was like "no way [...]

Fiddle Stix

Hi! I'm Fiddlestix or my friends call me Stix lol!  I am very handsome and unique, I know I turn heads everywhere I go!  I mean really... check me out strutting down the street!  I am a good-natured boy who just wants to make friends and play! I sit for my treats like a good boy. I  know my [...]

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