For information on our new disabled kittens and puppies surrender program please click on the picture on the right.

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 donations from members of the community. Our main focus is on the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement in forever homes, of animals who are in danger of losing their lives in shelters.

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

Ever see an umbrella tattoo on the tummy of one of our dogs, and wondered what it's all about? Well, we use these as special identifiers, so that if one of our dogs is picked up, or surrendered to a shelter, the staff knows to call us first. Click here to see a couple of examples of the umbrella tattoo.


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

Board of Directors

Shawn Coffman, President

Tish Bilby, Vice President

Laurie Noe, DVM, Medical Director

Dee Petersen, Director and Treasurer

Tara Tabayoyon, Director and Secretary

Leadership Team

Tish Bilby,  Assistant Director

Terri Levels, Event Coordinator 

Karen K. Anderson, Webmistress

Courtney Page, Cat Program Coordinator

Elea Sutter, Transport Coordinator and Junior Volunteers

Natalie Amaya, Social Media Coordinator

Diane Denning, Facilities Management

Jenn Navarro, Junior Volunteers

Beth Allen-Garland, Amanda Lee, April Granelli and Marlena Castro, Medical Liasons/Consultants

Diane Denning, Bookkeeping and IT

Barbara Brady-Smith, Kristy Daugherty Keusch, Christine Mikulice, Natalie Amaya and Teressa Fuller,  Photographers

Student Interns

Brynn, Teressa, Natalie and Alexandra


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

Petcube, Inc.

Petcube - like a nanny-Cam for your pets...order yours today!! Just click the kitty's nose, and not only will you receive $15 off the price of your Petcube, but Umbrella of Hope receives a $30 donation from Petcube!!

Well Pet Vet Clinic cares for all of Umbrella of Hope's rescued animals...they rock!! 

Much thanks to Share the Joy Photography for making all of our adorable rescues look even more adorptable!

Need some super-cute notecards? Umbrella of Hope will receive 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of My Dog Otis notecards, which feature a rescued big black dog enjoying his favorite past times. Just use the promotional code "umbrella" when you check out, and the publisher, Splashing Cow Books, will send us half of the net proceeds! Awesome! 


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