Umbrella of Hope

Umbrella of Hope www.beourpet.org Twitter: @umbrellaofhope Instagram: @umbrellaofhope Imgur: @umbrellaofhope TikTok: @umbrellaofhope Rescuing mostly senior, special needs, medically needy and hospice animals from shelters and finding them forever families
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal welfare organization based out of Pittsburg, CA. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization!!! We focus on senior, special needs, medically needy, shy and plain mostly small dogs, cats and other animals. Amazon Wish List http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/273SZCCL9YS9E/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_PPKEub04NHQPX

Our albums are UP TO DATE with available animals. We focus on senior, special needs, medically needy, shy and plain SMALL dogs. We occasionally help larger dogs on a space-available basis. We occasionally take adult cats. We welcome kittens with special needs on a space-available basis. We take hospice dogs on a space-available basis. We do not accept pets from the public and all requests to take animals must come DIRECTLY from the shelter that has possession of the animal and not from networkers, cross-posters or members of the public as we have spent too much time chasing down outdated information.

Mission: Umbrella of Hope exists to rescue, rehibilitate, and rehome animals from shelter situations with a focus on East Contra Costa County, California. Our focus is senior, special needs, medically needy, shy and plain dogs and cats from our local animal services departments. Our goal is to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals through increased adoptions of those animals already born, to help increase public safety by reducing the number of strays and feral animals who might carry disease or pose other dangers to the community through population control by spay/neuter, to increase public awareness of homeless pets, encourage spay and neuter of companion animals and promote adoption for the acquisition of family pets. We also help other rescue groups get their animals ready for adoption by providing low cost surgical procedures and dental work through our Rescue Connect Clinic and we transfer many adoption-ready animals to partners in Nevada, Oregon, South Lake Tahoe, Boise and Canada.

It’s $5 Friday! Every Friday we encourage people to donate $5 to a non-profit organization. This $5 Friday we would love...
07/10/2020

It’s $5 Friday!

Every Friday we encourage people to donate $5 to a non-profit organization.

This $5 Friday we would love to celebrate Christmas in July with the foster animals in our care
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$5 can cover a new toy🧸, blanket 🎁 , or a special treat that our individual foster animals would love.

Please consider donating $5 to Umbrella Of Hope today so that we can shower some holiday cheer over the dogs and cats, some who may have never received a present before.

Being able to provide toys, treats, and little special somethings is a great way to help train and build a positive relationship with foster dogs and cats.

#5Friday
#fosteringsaveslives

💚💚💚Throwback Thursday💚💚💚Today we feature Acorn Nut who was adopted in 2018. This little Diva has gone famous on the cove...
07/10/2020

💚💚💚Throwback Thursday💚💚💚

Today we feature Acorn Nut who was adopted in 2018.

This little Diva has gone famous on the cover of a Chihuahua magazine. Not really but she should be 💜

🐾🐾Thank you for choosing to adopt.🐾🐾

“Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable li...
07/09/2020

“Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a worn out coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another.” ― Irving Townsend

We sadly announce the unexpected passing of two of our special needs kittens and ask for your love to their foster families.

Radish (black and white) was born with a severe case of pectus excavatum. He was too small for any intervention (1 lb) and he was sent to one of our medical foster homes to grow and see if he would be a candidate for surgery. Unfortunately, his lungs were badly affected by the defect in his ribcage, and he succumbed to respiratory failure at the hospital after being with us only a short time.

Falafel (calico) was born with Manx Syndrome which is known as Spina Bifida in the human world. She was sassy and spunky and spicy and sweet all wrapped up in the same package. Her behavior was normal, except for the fact that she had zero desire to eat on her own and had to be syringe-fed. Her birth defect can come with some brain issues like hydrocephalus and Chiari malformation which can suppress certain functions (possibly the urge to eat). As she was only 1 lb, she was too small and fragile for a lot of invasive testing and we were hoping we could grow her to the point that she could have those tests, but she went downhill quickly one night and passed away at the hospital.

Their foster homes -- Tanya & Mark and Caren & Rhydian -- are devastated. They take these little lives on knowing that they are very medically fragile and hoping that we can get them to where they are well and adoptable. Alas, sometimes that is not the case. And yet, they are always willing to take the next case and try again.

It's been a sad week here at Umbrella of Hope. But, we are happy that we stepped up to give them a chance at life. That is what we do and why we are here

And both lives were cherished, loved and spent their last days with a family who adored them. They were beautiful, they were loved and they were worthy.

Please send loving thoughts to their foster families and your appreciation that they were willing to withstand the heartbreak of losing them. Drop a candle emoji or GIF in the comments to help us send them on their way.

Memorial donations (tax-deductible) can be made in their honor to help us help more kittens like them at linktr.ee/UOH

Our success stories of our special needs kitten family can be viewed on our Cats of Hazzard page on Instagram @catsofhazzard

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby... ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭

Meet Big Bad Hippo (from the Avatar cartoon)Hippo is a 6 yr old, 22 lb (best guess here) Longhaired Dachshund and Shelti...
07/09/2020

Meet Big Bad Hippo (from the Avatar cartoon)

Hippo is a 6 yr old, 22 lb (best guess here) Longhaired Dachshund and Sheltie Mix and he joins us from an independent rescuer in the Central Valley.

Yes, it is possible, albeit unlikely, that he is a poorly bred Standard Size Longhaired Dachshund as his hair is not the right texture and his snout is really wide -- but yes, it is possible that he is just a really off-standard purebred.

His back is shaved because he had a huge wound/burn on his rump when he got to the shelter and it had to be shaved to treat it. It is healing and will be fine and eventually his hair will grow back and you'll never know it was an issue.

(Note to the dog hair police... we are not interested in your comments for three reasons -- 1) it is just hair and will grow back and this dog had more problems than his coat, 2) he is not nor will he ever be a show dog, 3) it was done prior to him joining us by a veterinarian and it was out of our control to begin with -- not that we care. Yes, we understand that you would never allow that to happen to your show dog but you would also probably never neglect said dog to where it needed to happen. Thought we would clear that up before it even gets started because someone always has to start it. You would not believe the number of comments from the peanut gallery that we have to hide or delete. It is hair people... pick another hill to die on please.)

This sweet boy is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and free of parasites. Later this month he will be getting his teeth cleaned and a thyroid test (just to be sure that low thyroid did not contribute to his skin issue). He either is hard of hearing or has selective hearing but it does not bother him and it should not bother you.

While he is not currently taking any medications, if it turns out he needs thyroid meds, his new home should be prepared to provide those to him. He also needs a home who knows how to protect his LOOOOONNNG back either by experience or research.

Now, we expect him to be popular because he is a good size and a cool mix (or not). So, we expect that potential new homes show in their email to us that they have read his bio in full and reference it in their email. If we had a dollar for every time someone emailed about a dog without reading their bio, we would be able to run the rescue without a single other donation. We write long, complete bios for a reason and it is important to read what is provided!

His foster mom says this about him

"He is looking for someone to chill with him.

He is house broken and is learning how to use the doggie door.

He loves leisurely walks around the neighborhood so he can meet new people.

He is cat, dog and kid friendly.

He would love a home he can get lots of love, treats and belly rubs.

He is not an alert dog, you will need to alert him. Not a big barker but when he does it’s quite the bark for a little guy.

If you are looking for a low key dog with an amazing personality Hippo is your guy"

He is fostered in the SF Bay Area of CA and will only be available to people willing to come to us to adopt.

If you are interested in adopting, please send a detailed email that shows you have read his bio to [email protected]

If you cannot adopt but would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards his care, you can do so at

www.paypal.me/UOH
Venmo @umbrellaof-hoperescue
Zelle [email protected]

You can also buy Umbrella of Hope merchandise where you not only advertise our cause with cute clothes, but the proceeds also benefit our medical fund — at tinyurl.com/pineappletee

We have an Etsy store where all proceeds benefit our medical fund at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Umbrellaofhope

Amazon Wish List https://a.co/2sALMwd

#savingwhilequarantine
#quarantinebutsavetheanimals
#socialdistancingplus1
#socialdistancingwithpaws
#pawsonsocialdistancing
#adoptionsinCOVID19
#dontquarantinealone
#quarantinebuddy
#wereinthistogether
#startastoryadopt
#shelterpetlove
#uohstrong

Please spread his story around to find his home. We welcome referrals from other rescues

Dachshunds Seeking Homes!
Dachshund Seeking Forever Home Rescue
All American Dachshund Rescue
Furever Dachshund Rescue
Oregon Dachshund Rescue, INC.
Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue
Dachshund Paws and Pals- Southern California
Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc.
Dachshund Rescue of Northern California
Northern California Rescue Dachshunds of SCDR
Dachshund Clothing
Dachshund Wiener Dogs Central California
Dachshunds of the Northwest. Oregon Washington Idaho

THANK YOU to our AMAZING  supporters who purchased these items from www.cuddly.com. We are so grateful for all of your d...
07/09/2020

THANK YOU to our AMAZING supporters who purchased these items from www.cuddly.com. We are so grateful for all of your donations. Our kittens will be spoiled 🐾🐾🐾

Meet Ty Lee!  She is participating in our GREATEST LOSER contest.  She is looking for a team of cheerleaders to help her...
07/08/2020

Meet Ty Lee! She is participating in our GREATEST LOSER contest. She is looking for a team of cheerleaders to help her lose weight and 3 lucky people will win an Umbrella of Hope swag package.

Ty Lee is a 10 yr old, 11 lb Chihuahua who joins us from San Jose Animal Care Center

Ty Lee is spayed, microchipped vaccinated and free of parasites. She will be getting a dental cleaning this month and has had senior labwork.

She needs to eat a senior-specific diet and she is also almost double the weight she should be. Our vet would like to see her at about 6 lbs. As you can see by her TINY head and LARGE body, she is morbidly obese. (Yes, her thyroid has been checked and is not a problem)

She takes a VERY cheap medication ($30/YEAR) for arthritis and she comes with a 3 month supply and authorized refills at the pharmacy of your choice for one year. She may not need this medication once she loses weight.

Her foster mom says this about her

"Meet Tylee aka Piglet!

She is a super chill chihuahua that is potty trained, very friendly but not too interested in taking walks (walks are good for her and should be encouraged).

She loves her naps, doesn’t bark and is ideal for an older caretaker looking for companionship"

As far as we can tell, she is good with other dogs and does not bother cats and would be fine with gentle children.

She is fostered in the SF Bay Area of CA and the COVID situation has limited our transport options but if she is still with us on 8/1, we will try to figure out transport options (usually major airports with flexible adopters).

She qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program where pets over age 5 are available to people over age 55 for a $5 adoption fee (application required and regular adoption criteria apply).

If you are interested in adopting, please send a detailed email to [email protected]

If you cannot adopt but would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards her care, you can do so at

www.paypal.me/UOH
Venmo @umbrellaof-hoperescue
Zelle [email protected]

You can also buy Umbrella of Hope merchandise where you not only advertise our cause with cute clothes, but the proceeds also benefit our medical fund — at tinyurl.com/pineappletee

We have an Etsy store where all proceeds benefit our medical fund at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Umbrellaofhope

Amazon Wish List https://a.co/2sALMwd

#savingwhilequarantine
#quarantinebutsavetheanimals
#socialdistancingplus1
#socialdistancingwithpaws
#pawsonsocialdistancing
#adoptionsinCOVID19
#dontquarantinealone
#quarantinebuddy
#wereinthistogether
#startastoryadopt
#shelterpetlove
#uohstrong
#tylee

Please spread her around to find her home. We welcome adopter referrals from other rescues

San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup
Chihuahua Rescue Network
Chihuahua Rescue Truckee Meadows, Inc
Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego County
Chubby Dog Farm LLC
Help Overweight dogs lose weight
The Dog Diet Lady
Senior Pets for Senior People
Buddy - World's Sexiest Senior Chihuahua
Wise Tails - A Senior Dog Sanctuary
Shep's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary of WNY
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

Meet Pipsqueak!Pipsqueak is an 8 yr old, 7 lb Chihuahua who joins us from an independent rescuer in the Central Valley H...
07/08/2020

Meet Pipsqueak!

Pipsqueak is an 8 yr old, 7 lb Chihuahua who joins us from an independent rescuer in the Central Valley

He is vaccinated, microchipped and free of parasites and neutered. He will have a dental cleaning in the next few weeks. He has also had senior labwork and is healthy.

He does take two cheap medications for arthritis and thyroid meds that run around $7/month total. He will come with a 3 month supply and refills available for a total of one year.

His foster mom says this about him

"Pipsqueak sounds like he is growling when you first meet him..but he fooled us!!

He is a love bug, gives kisses, and follows us around.

He goes potty outside.

Kennel was a bit rough last night with the fireworks and noise but when we brought him to bed we found out he loves the bed...lol. He seems fine in the kennel when there are no fireworks (poor guy)!

He met my three dogs with no problems they sniffed each other then went in their own way...We do not know how he is with cats but likely fine and he can be formally tested for a serious adopter

He liked being outside when he got the chance.

Probably best to live with older children but visiting children of any age are likely fine if he is given space and time to acclimate to them"

He is fostered in the SF Bay Area of CA and the COVID situation has limited our transport options but if he has not found a home within driving distance by 8/1, we can consider transports if available.

He qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program where pets over age 5 are available to people over age 55 for a $5 adoption fee (application required and regular adoption criteria apply).

If you are interested in adopting, please send a detailed email to [email protected]

If you cannot adopt but would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards her care, you can do so at

www.paypal.me/UOH
Venmo @umbrellaof-hoperescue
Zelle [email protected]

You can also buy Umbrella of Hope merchandise where you not only advertise our cause with cute clothes, but the proceeds also benefit our medical fund — at tinyurl.com/pineappletee

We have an Etsy store where all proceeds benefit our medical fund at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Umbrellaofhope

Amazon Wish List https://a.co/2sALMwd

#savingwhilequarantine
#quarantinebutsavetheanimals
#socialdistancingplus1
#socialdistancingwithpaws
#pawsonsocialdistancing
#adoptionsinCOVID19
#dontquarantinealone
#quarantinebuddy
#wereinthistogether
#startastoryadopt
#shelterpetlove
#uohstrong

Please spread him around to find his home. We welcome adopter referrals from other rescues

San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup
Senior Pets for Senior People
Buddy - World's Sexiest Senior Chihuahua
Happy Homes For Senior And Special Pets
PetsFURever Seniors/Older Dogs & Cats Networking
Senior/Old Animal Rescue Network - Precious Lives Needing Urgent Help
Newman Nation: Senior Pets United
Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions
Happy Homes For Senior And Special Pets

07/07/2020

Oatmeal update!

Oatmeal has continued to improve. She is patiently ( well as patient as a crazy puppy can be) waiting for her next appointment with the neurologist at 🥼⚕️ UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in two weeks.

Now that she is in a much healthier state, she is learning proper potty etiquette ( key word learning 😳 💩). She is also learning that hands, legs and feet are not her chew toys 🧸.

Aside from that she spends her days, eating 🥩, sleeping 💤, playing⛹️, repeat... Pretty much what you would expect from a normal healthy puppy. She is a good girl at taking her seizure meds 💊 and has not had any seizures for a few weeks now. This has given her brain time to rest and heal so that hopefully we get the best possible test results and a long term prognosis at her next neurology appointment.

We are❗not❗ accepting applications on Oatmeal yet since she has not been cleared medically. We will make an announcement when she is cleared ( we do not know the date she will be cleared medically and appreciate your understanding ).

You can follow her on Instagram
👉 @Original.Oatmeal

At ☂ Umbrella of Hope we appreciate our service men and women.As a thank you, we offer FREE adoptions to approved applic...
07/07/2020

At ☂ Umbrella of Hope we appreciate our service men and women.

As a thank you, we offer FREE adoptions to approved applicants that are active, retired or honorably discharged Military Veterans.

Thank you for your service and the sacrifices that you make 💙

For a list of all adoptable animals🐾 please visit
👉 www.beourpet.org

#FREEMILITARYADOPTIONS

🎉🎉🎉Monday Funday🎉🎉🎉Once again we would like to feature an item from our ETSY shop. These earrings are made of leather by...
07/07/2020

🎉🎉🎉Monday Funday🎉🎉🎉

Once again we would like to feature an item from our ETSY shop. These earrings are made of leather by one of our volunteers. You can see more patterns as well as other fun things, too.

All money raised is donated to our medical fund. We appreciate your support and please share our shop .. New things are posted every week!!

https://etsy.me/2t4Pgcs

ADOPTED Well... sometimes it’s just that fast  Teeny tiny Meelo is a 3 lb senior chihuahua who joined us last week She d...
07/06/2020

ADOPTED

Well... sometimes it’s just that fast

Teeny tiny Meelo is a 3 lb senior chihuahua who joined us last week

She decided pretty quickly that she was going to stay with our intake coordinator forever — hundreds of dogs she takes in each year and THIS one grabbed her heart with her chihuahua magic and decided she belonged in HER home

She is now Pandora and is the boss of her house and dog pack

HAPPY ADOPTION DAY!!!

Address

4080 Railroad Ave Suite C
Pittsburg, CA
94565

General information

Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal welfare group and relies on donations, grants, public support and community volunteers. We receive NO government funding. We were founded to and we focus on rescuing senior, special needs, shy, plain and medically needy dogs and cats from our local animal shelters. We are located in the San Francisco East Bay Area. We do not have a shelter and all of our animals reside in local foster homes while they await adoption. We can only save as many as we have volunteer foster homes! Umbrella of Hope collaborates with other rescue groups and animal shelters to help find adoptable animals homes. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes up to $100. Also ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to people 55+ for a minimum $5 donation. Adoptions to discharged/retired US Military Veterans are ALWAYS FREE.

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Got my shirt in the mail today, thank you!!!
This is my grand daughter's and husband's rescue dog with their son from newborn on. Monty was rescued from the San Antonio City shelter before my great grandson was born. He is in LOVE with his lil boy human.🥰
Hello everyone. I asked Tish to give me a fur baby count so I can get gifts out to them before Christmas can I get some numbers if possible, Thank you from Melee Rose and Leppy Khan. And lets not forget my late Baby Toshee Belle. We want to share the Christmas will all out fur friends. Thank you .
Here is Fiona Bee (aka Fairy Mythic) enjoying Thanksgiving Turkey with her brother and sister
!!FOUND IN RICHMOND, CA!! -Male, Black and Tan Dachshund/Chihuahua (??) mix with a white patch on his chest was found on Emeric Ave. and Hayes St. in Richmond, CA on 11/24/19 at around 8pm. -He is NOT neutered, has NO chip, and was NOT wearing any collar or ID tags! He does however have a few fleas, some small open wounds on his lower back, and he’s been scratching/licking his belly, feet, and private areas quite a bit. -I have contacted or posted on Petfinder, Jelleys Dog Rescue, and CCAS (local shelter where he was found) and I also signed up for Nextdoor but apparently I have to wait for a "confirmation letter" to arrive in my mailbox. I have filled out a found pet report which is listed in the lost dog database on the official Contra Costa Animal Services website! -My partner Samuel and I have been trying to get ahold of as many shelters and rescue groups (online groups as well) in the surrounding areas and we are doing everything we can to try to find this pup’s previous owners! -He will be taken to a no-kill shelter with a good re-homing rate on Wednesday morning (11/27) if no one has contacted us or we have not come across his owners by then. You can direct message either of us on Facebook (or you can email Rheaven at: [email protected]) if you have any leads or helpful information!
The dog we adopted in November 2017 and changed our lives. He is the happiest little guy. Frankie ❤️
True heroes - thanks for ALL you do for our president fur-babies 🥰
Out of curiosity (and because they had a sale) I had Trixie (aka Bandabi)'s DNA tested....thought you might like to see the results! Giant mutant chihuaha was just about right! Results are in the comments!
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-chiquita-have-surgery?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet PLEASE DELETE IF NOT ALLOWED I don't know why but I am trying to get donations but aren't getting any support from the GoFundMe fundraiser I created for my cousin. She needs help please share you can varify by calling the vets office.. We need help raising money for Chiquita's vet costs for her amputation. I have posted alot and have been trying for a week and a half but haven't had much support please if you can donate anything helps if you are unable please share. Chiquita isn't out of the woods yet still recovering and needs more care and love. You can varify Chiquita was at Kinder 4 Rescue in North Hollywood 8185050006 for her leg amputation surgery her bill was $1695 I started a GoFundMe trying to raise $760
Madame Mim was renamed Tashi 5 years ago when I adopted her. She Had her leg in a cast then. This is her now if I can get the picture to come up.
I wanted to find out how Hoka is doing? I live in Belen, (Buh Lynne) New Mexico. My daughter & I have 4 rescue cats. Hope that poor puppy is doing ok and they find and prosecute the monster that hurt him or her.
Please donate anything helps 🐱 ❤️