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


Hi.  My name is Posie.  I’m an approx. 2yo black lab mix. I am housebroken and good on a leash. I am a huge cuddler.  I love all humans, big […]

Baby Girl

Baby Girl is a 1-2 year-old Pointer/Boxer/Pittie mix. She had a rough start to life and was brought to the shelter as an owner surrender. She was underweight and had […]


Layla is an energetic 10 mo old, Boston Terrier mix pup that loves playing. She may do best as an only dog or a family that can work with her […]


Ark and his brother Chaos were rescued from a sad and difficult situation – chained up in a backyard, then abandoned in a shed when owner left. A young high […]


Ark and his brother Chaos were rescued from a sad and difficult situation – chained up in a backyard, then abandoned in a shed when owner left. A young high […]


Petuna is a 2.5 year old velvety soft, beautiful girl.  She was rescued off the streets, and then adopted 2 times but returned due to owner’s health and dog issues. […]

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