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

Miss Lucy

Meet little Miss Lucy!   She is still a puppy, birth date is June 2020, so she needs to be active & have chew toys, walks, play fetch, etc.  She is smart! She learns quickly.  We are guessing she is a maybe plott hound with a sprinkling of lab and a splash of sharpei mix.  She is 62lbs.  [...]


Meet Stacey! This little spitfire had a rough start, spending several weeks in a body cast, but is all healed up and ready to play catch up on puppyhood! She is a 30 lb. 1yr old loveable bundle of curiosity and energy. She loves her people to the point where she desperately longs to go [...]


Bailey is a true "wiggle butt."  When you walk into a room, her whole body moves because of how happy she is to see you.  Bailey is a 3.5-year-old pocket Pit Bull weighing in at the perfect size of  45 pounds.  Not only does she love to wag that tail, but she enjoys playing in the [...]


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 at [...]


FROM HER RESCUER:  In early February, we learned a car purposely swerved and ran over this innocent creature and she was laying in the street with a broken pelvis.  She then had to have her tail amputated because of the injuries. The poor thing. Fredericka then came to Evergreen where the saga continued. Took her to [...]


FROM PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Maya and Max were housemates but are not bonded.  Max is 3 years old and is a big beautiful boy.  He loves pets and is affectionate, but when first approached by a stranger he often gives a menacing hiss.  No action, no swatting, nothing like that, just a very impressive hiss.  And he is [...]

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