The Ark of Hope Rescue

A "No-Kill" Animal Rescue Organization

13400 Arctic Ridge Lane
Oldtown, MD 21555
Phone: 301-478-3300

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Welcome to The Ark of Hope Rescue site!

The Ark of Hope Rescue, Inc. is a rescue organization, located near Cumberland, MD, that takes in abused, neglected and/or abandoned animals. Together Dianne Care, her husband Bobby, their son Bobby 3, and their daughter Elizabeth are the folks who take care of the animals and run the Ark -- you can find out more about them in the "About Us" page. Over the years Dianne has been rescuing animals, but the cost of vet bills, food for the animals, spaying and neutering, as well as the numerous other supplies needed to do this became too financially prohibitive; so, they decided to set up an organization where others would learn about caring for dogs, cats, etc., and hopefully people would decide that they wanted to help. They have built a new building suitable for some long term rescues. These are the animals that come here in need of medical attention, or with slight behavior problems that need to be addressed before they are placed in new homes, as well as other reasons.

This is where Dianne and her family are asking for your help. Of course money is needed--badly!--but there are other ways people can help these poor animals that are so depending on all of us. Right now we need Kuranda beds (see our Donations section), scoopable cat litter, Frontline for dogs and cats, dry and canned food for dogs and cats, blankets, pet toys, etc. Donations--whether it is building supplies, gift cards, or items that can be sold at auctions or on eBay--everything is greatly appreciated. We are looking for suggestions on ways that the funds can be raised. We need, the animals need, everyone's help, donations and support! Thanks.

Please take your time going through the site. Look at some of the pictures of dogs that have all ready been helped. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, some are enlightening, but please take note... all have had a happy ending! Read the stories, look at the pictures and hopefully you will decide that you want to help those still looking for the perfect family to make their home with.

Feel free to contact us. We would love to hear what you think of our site as well as any suggestions you may have. If your heart is leading you into becoming a sponsor please add that as well and we will get back in touch with you soon. All information will be kept confidential! The website will be changing frequently--with animals coming and going--so please stop back in soon!


Thanks again, Your Animal Loving Friends,
The Care Family

Dianne, Bobby, Bobby 3 and Elizabeth

This site is dedicated to the memory of Chance....

With the recent passing of our dear friend "Chance," we at The Ark of Hope Rescue would like to dedicate our website in his memory. A precious dog that experienced so much pain from man, losing teeth, flesh and bone, gave only love in return!

For those of you who do not know Chance's story or know of this sad update...please click here to read his story. The Ark of Hope Rescue will always remember this adorable young dog. So happy all the time. While he was in the hospital or in the rescue his tail told of his lovable spirit! We will always be grateful to the Walker family for loving him so much and for giving him the best year of his life! Chance will be dearly missed by all who knew him! He was such a wonderful dog! God, thank you for Chance and please give him a hug from us!


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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity!

For those who do not know what this means..... your donations to The Ark of Hope Rescue are tax-deductible! We are hoping that people will be more willing to contribute knowing that they can deduct their gift at the end of the year!

We are a "no-kill" animal shelter.

We do not put animals to sleep simply because they are sick, too old or just unwanted. We will try our best to help them find homes and, until we do, we give them the love and care they deserve.

Please don't forget to sign our guestbook!  We really appreciate your comments! THANKS!

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