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


Donita is about 1.5yo and is ready to find her own home. It took her a minute to get over having to protect her little ones, but now she’s calmed down. Currently at the EAPL Cat Adoption Center at Chow Down in Evergreen. She would do best as the only cat - she is a little snarky with the [...]


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. Now Fred is in Evergreen where the saga continued.  Took her [...]


FROM PREVIOUS RESCUE:  Pookie was a stray eating leftovers on the porch where other longtime feral visitors were being fed. She would hide until the others had eaten and left and then she would eat whatever was left.  At least one of the ferals attacked her and left her with an injury to one hip but it [...]


If you’re looking for a running or a hiking buddy – Body is your new best friend!  He’s a very happy and friendly pup.  He loves to play with other dogs – but he comes on strong – so needs a playmate that would be confident and a bit bigger than Bode. (Currently, his play buddy [...]


Meet Rufus, he is estimated to be about 1yo and 50 pounds of sweet chocolate lovin' Lab(?)/ 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 [...]


Phoenix is a bumbly 10-month-old with a big head and an even bigger heart. Just on his size alone, we can tell he has some Rhodesian Ridgeback and pit bull in him with lots of room to grow. He is neutered, potty trained, crate trained, and knows some basic commands. He loves to play and [...]

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