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


Meet Rufus, estimated 10 mo. old and 50 pounds of sweet chocolate lovin' Vizsla/Hound mix we are guessing!  He loves kids but needs to work on not jumping upon them. He gets along with other dogs. He does bark at kitties but he has not been around them to know if he will do more than [...]


Meet our incredible, amazing, beat the odds, Stella! This girl had so many issues that most rescues shelters would have given up, NOT EAPL and NOT her foster home!  You ask what? She was so scared upon arrival. Then we discovered that most of her insides were in one cavity and had to be taken out [...]


While we don’t know much about his life before joining the EAPL family, his weak hips and calloused elbows tell us he had it pretty rough for a while. But in typical canine fashion, he craves human attention and affection. Building up a solid foundation of trust is key for this guy.  Julius’ perfect home will [...]


FROM THE PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Bridgette, a 2 yrs old, medium haired black girl is very, very sweet.  Spayed, vaccinated and tested.  Came to JJ’s as owner surrender with her 3 identical kittens, looked just like her.  She’s been friendly and outgoing from the start.  She was skinny at first but has turned into a very good [...]


FROM THE PREVIOUS RESCUE:  2 yr old Venus is mom to 1 yr old Daisy.  Both are fully vetted.  The owner gave them up after the birth of their baby who had severe lung issues. The rescuer said while they have settled in well, Venus is the curious, outgoing one, exploring everything, while Daisy is content to just watch thru the baby [...]


FROM THE PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Butterfly, a very beautiful short haired black girl, about 2 yrs old.  She gets along with other cats and is very affectionate. Currently at the EAPL Cat Adoption Center hosted by Chow Down in Evergreen.  Butterfly is currently settling into her new environment.

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