About Us

Umbrella of Hope Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in East Contra Costa County, California, which is funded, in large part, by a generous grant from Maddie's Fund. Our main focus is on the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement in forever homes of animals from shelter situations, and our feral-fix and community-assist programs.

Stay up to date on our events and available pets via Facebook and Twitter.


Our Goals

  • To reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals through increased adoptions of those animals already born
  • To increase public awareness of homeless pets, encourage spay and neuter of companion animals, and promote adoption for the acquisition of family pets
  • Help increase public safety by reducing the number of strays and feral animals through population control who might carry disease or pose other dangers to the community
  • Provide resources to pet owners to enable them to be responsible forever guardians of their companion animals

Board of Directors

Shawn Coffman, President

Irene Moreno, Secretary

Laurie Noe, DVM, Medical Director

Dee Petersen, Director (Operations) and Interim Treasurer

Tara Tabayoyon, Director (Clinic Coordinator) 

Leadership Team

Melanie Moppin, Foster and Volunteer Coordinator

Jori Mayer, Future Projects

Mary Kohler, Logistics Coordinator

Terri Levels, Event Coordinator 

Karen K. Anderson, Webmistress and Coastside Coordinator

Tish Bilby, Joe Hilman, Andrea and Michael Pixton, Special Populations Outreach (Seniors, Disabled, Veteran)

Adrian Ostolski, Community Cat Assist Program Coordinator

Tressa Overfield, Behaviorist and Large Dog Coordinator

Elea Sutter, Transport Coordinator

Amelia Kellogg, Maddie's Fund Coordinator

Student Interns

Alyse Sutter, Social Media Intern

Adam McCarty, Facilities Management Intern


Our Partners and Benefactors 

 UOH is a member of Maddie’s® Treatable Assistance Program

 All of our dogs here at UOH endorse the great folks at ZOOM ROOM Walnut Creek!

Thanks for you support, and thanks for inviting us to your shy dog and obedience classes.

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