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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Name: Friend of Bettie Acks
Date posted: September 07, 2020 - 01:34 pm
Message: Useless, absolutely useless. Won't return calls about an extreme situation; promised to help then disappeared. Animals are starving, we got promises to help and nobody will even return calls. I'll money that this comment is removed.

Name: Retta Daugherty
Date posted: June 20, 2018 - 06:39 pm
Message: A donation today, just because.

Name: Tom & Janet Yingling
Date posted: February 25, 2018 - 02:46 am
Message: Donation today in memory of Alpha Spear ... rest in peace...

Name: randy and tanya
Date posted: April 08, 2016 - 05:31 pm
Message: God bless U and all U do!!! We were so sorry to hear about the fire....hope the donation helps a bit.....

Name: Mia Shearer
Date posted: April 08, 2016 - 04:19 pm
Message: I'm so sorry to hear about the fire, such a tragedy. Your family, both human and animal are in my prayers. Please everyone, donate!

Name: Kelly Arbogast
E-mail: Private
Date posted: October 12, 2015 - 02:41 pm
Message: I think it's wonderful that you have taken the time to help these fur babies rather than discard them as too many people do! It seems that your organization is worthy of its name, and the fact that you have mandatory applications, waiting periods, and reference checks just proves how much you truly care about these animals. It's really nice to see that you take the time to give them the love that they deserve! Blessed be!

Name: janet
Date posted: July 18, 2015 - 04:13 pm
Message: im looking for a small puppy with short fur male or female.thanks

Name: Shaun Steinemann
Date posted: March 28, 2015 - 05:17 pm
Message: We are looking for a Golden Retriever puppy or young retriever. If you know of any available please let me know. Thank you! And I am very happy to see a no kill shelter! There are not enough of those

Name: Randy
E-mail: Private
Date posted: March 11, 2015 - 09:07 am
Message: My family and friends are making a donation in memory of Chele. May she rest in peace. She loved animals and always wanted to help in some way.

Name: Sam Sensabaugh
Date posted: March 02, 2015 - 12:03 am
Message: I have known this wonderful lady since 1998. There is nobody that it more dedicated and compassionate in the job that she does. In 1998 I had to be rushed out of town due to a heart condition and she took my Jackson in, in a moments notice and took wonderful care of him until I could come home. That was my first time meeting Diane and my wife and I became good friends with her. I would have no problem adopting from Diane. I know the kind of care she gives. I just don't know if i'm ready after losing my Jackson back in November after 16 years on loyal companionship, it's getting easier day by day and when I'm ready I will be going see Diane.

Name: Nancy Jenkins
Date posted: August 25, 2014 - 09:23 am
Message: My family is making a donation in memory of Jack Patterson. May he rest in peace.

Name: Tristan Jenis
Date posted: August 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Message: Aunt Diana in case you don't remember me i'm your great nephew and I would like a baby black and white female husky, if you ever come across one. I love our fur babies, and my mom has always rescued any animal in need I also rescue animals to we came home from vacation and a cat was locked in our shed and I nursed her back to heath and named her Hope. That reminded my mom of your site so I wanted you to know that I like to rescue animals too so does my grandfather it must be a family trait I want to say thanks for helping the animals. Love Tristan.

Name: Lou Ann Posten
Date posted: June 16, 2014 - 10:58 am
Message: First visit to your website. Was on PetFinders site and saw Harley. Wanted to visit your site for more information.

Name: judi blacker
Date posted: March 04, 2014 - 10:33 am
Message: I just wanted to thank you for all your help. im so glad that you came and got the dog we found in the road. I named him happy. if you ever get updates im him I would love to hear about them or photos. thank you for taking your time to give me the info about the hart express program. I look forward to meeting you!

Name: Barbara & Ray
Date posted: January 08, 2014 - 04:55 pm
Message: Both of our "adopted kids " ( Snoopy & Starr ) are doing great !
They are so much company for each other and jealous of each
other --but no fighting , just pushing their way in to get in front .
We are very happy with them both and I think they are HAPPY
to be here and be so loved and cared for like they should be . You showed them what CAREd for meant. God bless you , your family, and staff .

Name: Melissa Howard Daniels
Date posted: January 04, 2014 - 06:43 pm
Message: Hello Diana, staff and pets. Just stopping by your site and going to also "like" it on facebook too. I've recieved and email back from Diana,concerning your adorable black kitty "OJ". Diana,you asked me where I'm located;I am living in Johnstown,PA with my aunt and my two cats Boo Boo Girl, whom is 10 and 1/2 yrs old (she's a big black beauty),and my soon to be in feb.,13 yrs old male orange tabby Beavis. Sadly,Dec. 1st my aunt and I awoke to the death of her 15 yr old Applehead Siamese Cat "Mandy",whom had been sick and loosing weight the past 2 yrs;the vet did tests and told us it was her liver and thyroid and had put her on meds,that my aunt gave her for a while. I felt so bad and helpless for her,the poor little cat. I knew she wasn't feeling right at all the night before and I tryed to comfort Mandy cat and told her In the morning I was going to tell my aunt to take her back to the vet ASAP..But, sadly, we never got that chance. Please feel free to even look me up on facebook,if you have time and feel like it. You'll see a pic of me and my Boo Boo Girl and I have other pics of our kittys there too. Have a good and blessed New Year.Missy

Name: Ray & Barbara Barb
Date posted: December 12, 2013 - 07:14 pm
Message: November 2013 : We took some items to Ark of Hope and fell in love with a sweet little girl that was looking for a forever home, and she found it; in our hearts and one week later --- our home ! She is a great pal to our other A. of H. little boy --- Snoopy . We love them both ---they are " our kids ". Thank you Dianne , you are an Angel . God will bless you, as you have been the blessing so many of these mistreated and unwanted pets have needed .

Name: Ray & Barbara Barb
Date posted: November 07, 2013 - 08:55 pm
Message: In May 2011 , we gave Snoopy his "forever" home . He had been abused so we had to learn to trust each other . With patience and kindness ; Snoopy has learned what a happy home is .
Thanks to Dianne - we found a great little dog at Ark of Hope !
Dianne , you are an Angel watching out for God's creatures .
Keep up the great work and may God bless you and your work !

Name: Dianna Childers
Date posted: July 12, 2013 - 11:09 pm
Message: Dianne, you are truly one of God's Angels! I have boarded my "babies" a few times with you and your love for all of God's creatures is just inspirational! I just saw the poor fellow who was dropped off in such a terrible state. I don't have much to offer right now, but I will try to send what I can to help. I believe these animals are brought to you through "divine intervention" and I feel honored to know you!!!!

Name: Shannon Burns
Date posted: June 25, 2013 - 08:47 am
Message: I am so grateful to your organization. I am an active duty Sailor and I adopted my dog Winston thinking that my Navy career was coming to an end but God had other plans. I am going to be reporting to a command that is highly deployable and so therefore cannot keep Winston. I am so grateful that I can relinquish him to your care knowing that he will find a family that will love him as much as I do. You truly are angels sent to Earth by God.

Name: Karen Keck
Date posted: August 14, 2011 - 07:07 pm
Message: Our family is so thankful for your unselfish dedication in caring for the abused, the alone, the neglected, and the unwanted beautiful animals that pass your way. You are their Angel. We adore and love our Dukie who joined our family recently from the Arc of Hope. While it is true that the Arc is tucked away in a serene location and off of the beaten path...sometimes the greatest treasures are those found in the less obvious places. Thank you, and Thank Petfinder for connecting us. The two and a half hour trip from Pennsylvania to the Arc of Hope to meet Duke and bring him "home" was worth every mile. :) We love him so, so much.

Name: Rocky Stafford
Date posted: April 11, 2011 - 04:54 pm
Message: God bless you for doing what you do

Name: Delaine Thompson
Date posted: April 06, 2011 - 01:03 pm
Message: Diane the story of chance broke my heart. how sad. you are doing such a beautiful job.

Name: Roz in West Fargo, ND
E-mail: Private
Date posted: April 05, 2011 - 07:17 am
Message: I read that you will taking in the poor dog who had his muzzle duct-taped shut. Poor baby...Thank you for all you do and thank you to whoever gives this dear doggy a forever home!

Name: The Stepusin Family
E-mail: Private
Date posted: October 27, 2010 - 06:37 pm
Message: We really want to thank you guys for Harley(aka:Tom)!! He is the perfect addition to the family and he is adjusting very well to life up here in Pa!!We did send you a pic the other day of Harley and our Tiny on our couch showing how happy he is!! It was a great pleasure adopting through you guys and we want to say Thanks...and I know Harley would want me to let you know he still loves all you guys and he misses his brothers and sisters down there! He is loving his new "furr"ever home and we will keep you updated with pictures of the family!

Name: Kathy Riggs
Date posted: July 22, 2010 - 04:40 am
Message: All the dogs and cats at the fair are great. I hope they all fine their special home. Especially Lilly!

Name: Kathy Riggs
Date posted: July 22, 2010 - 04:38 am
Message: All the dogs and cats at the fair are great! I hope they all find their special home!

Name: Joni Deyaert
Date posted: March 27, 2010 - 06:13 pm
Message: We were searching for a website to see if we could find some alaskan malamute picture and found out about your wonderful rescue mission. God bless you. I thank God for the two wonderful alaskan malamute dogs we recieved from you...we couldn't imagine our life without them. Rosie and Nakota thank you too!! Keep up the good work for God is smiling down on your family.

Name: Diana Altman
Date posted: February 16, 2010 - 03:41 pm
Message: We are so pleased with "Bear"! Thank you for taking such good care of him until he found his "forever home" with us!


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