Renegades Save Our Service Animals Foundation

Renegades Save Our Service Animals Foundation 410-800-5927 (VOICE/TEXT) / 410-776-8712 (VOICE/TEXT) 410-776-1441 (TTY/TEXT/TDD)
Financial Board Members: 1) Ayelet Levins-Kopel 2) Athalia Levins-Kopel 3) Ricki and Patrick Landers 4) Miguelina Escobar de Morales 5) Zacharias Isabel Morales-Gonzalez
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Mobile Phones 1 (443) 636-6256 (VOICE) 1 (410) 800-5927 (VOICE) 1 (917) 387-4978 (VOICE/TTY/TDD) 1 (917)300-9701 (VOICE/TTY/TDD) This page is to provide support and link those of us who support all Service Animals, not just Dogs, and the use of Dogs for emotional support. July 29th The DOJ posted on their site the following NEW definition of a service animal. On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the Department’s ADA regulations. Here is the section re-defining Service animals for Title II of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Service Animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler's disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.

Mission: OUR VISION, MISSION AND VALUES...To advocate, to consult, to provide support, to educate businesses and the general public, and to link those of us who support all Service Animals, not just Dogs, and the use of Service Dogs and other Alternative Service Animals for Emotional Support, as these are not comfort animals or therapy animals, but, again, Service Animals. We shall respect and protect the rights of Service Dogs and other Alternative Service Animals for the Blind, the Mobility Impaired, the Physically Challenged, the Neurologically Affected, and those with Psychiatric Disorders, to include those with not so readily seen Disabilities also known as Invisible Disabilities such as certain forms of Arthritis, Aids, PTSD, the Diabetic, the Epileptic, The Hearing Impaired, etc. Further, to work with the political area in order to enhance the vision and mission of this grassroots non-profit organization. (Pending 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 status -- Per IRS Non-Profit Code and until the aforementioned status is fully approved, the non-profit organization is considered a Private Foundation in the Non-Profit Sector and able to collect donations from the General Public and Businesses)

I Love My Rottweiler
06/22/2018
I Love My Rottweiler

I Love My Rottweiler

Service dogs have important jobs to do, and petting, talking, or otherwise trying to get their attention will distract them from whatever service they’re trained to perform.

But what happens when a service dog approaches you without their handler?

08/11/2016
FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay

AUGUST 11, 2016: WAR DOGS, THE ULTIMATE WORKING CANINES

SHE'S A HERO: As a Marine Corps explosives detection dog, she saved the lives of thousands of troops before she was wounded in Afghanistan. This week, she was awarded the highest honor. Here's Lucca's story (you'll fall in love with her, too. Turn up the volume.) Thank you, Lucca, for your service and sacrifice.

MORE: FOX13news.com/news/118084114-story

08/03/2016

TO MR ROBERT WILLISTON: THANK YOU FOR JOINING OUR PAGE -- IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT SERVICE DOGS AND OUR ORGANIZATION, WE ARE AN ADVOCATE GROUP THAT EDUCATES, PROTECTS, AND PROMOTES THE RIGHTS OF SERVICE ANIMALS AND THE DISABLED -- WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE

06/11/2016
Here comes Meatball

Here comes Meatball

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY
1st YEAR MEMORIES- the time daddy made me a stinky sweater from his dirty sock.

MAKE MY TAIL WAG by comments and sharing!

note: Meatball's early cerebral issues plus seizures had him extremely uneasy at times. The sock replicated a Thundershirt that worked with compression therapy and the used sock gave him comfort in familiar smells during the first weeks..... Oh yeah.. and it was adorable:)

06/07/2016
ABC News

REST IN PEACE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES

FAREWELL TO A HERO: The last surviving 9/11 search dog has died at age 16.
RIP Bretagne. http://abcn.ws/1tePTdU

04/26/2016
Helping Hands Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care

Helping Hands Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care

This video describes the ACL (or CCL) procedure, lateral suture technique, performed at Helping Hands. We offer this procedure at a fixed cost of $995. — at Helping Hands Veterinary Surgical & Dental Care

04/07/2016
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

WATCH: After completing 400+ missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she lost one of her legs, this US Marine has been awarded a top military medal.

04/06/2016
Inspire Uplift

Inspire Uplift

"Dog wants to be little girl's friend."

Had to share, so adorable!

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S
03/18/2016

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S

03/16/2016
The Balancing Act

MICROCHIP YOUR SERVICE DOG AND / OR YOUR PETS FOR SAFETY

Here are the answers to all of your questions about how microchips work. #HomeAgain

03/02/2016
Show Me YOUR Dog Training, LLC - Baltimore MD Dog Training

Show Me YOUR Dog Training, LLC - Baltimore MD Dog Training

SMYD would like to thank the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department for allowing us to come work Freya - a former city street dog with a lot of environmental issues including loud and large vehicles, new people, other dogs, etc and Kratos - our trainer Nikki's dog who was getting environmental exposure for scent detection. We can't thank the PVFD enough for what they do for the community and for allowing us to spend some time there.

02/27/2016
Dogworld

Dogworld

Do NOT feed any of the foods in this video to your DOG!!! Let us know if we forgot anything.

Well everyone I would like you all to meet my new service companion everyone please meet Heidi she is a 2 year old Germa...
02/17/2016

Well everyone I would like you all to meet my new service companion everyone please meet Heidi she is a 2 year old German Rottweiler

I am saddened to say that on Monday evening my beautiful service dog Maggie may was hit by a car and was killed on in pa...
02/04/2016

I am saddened to say that on Monday evening my beautiful service dog Maggie may was hit by a car and was killed on in pack on cove road. Thanks to synida she is doing a servie for me and my family at her home. She wasn't not olny my service dog she was my best friend,my daughter my everything but I know she is up in heaven with my family that are in heaven as well with her friends that she lost. The 4 1/2 yrs I had her was so amazing. Maggie may my baby girl mommy will and for everyone love and miss you very very much RIP my pretty pretty princess

01/18/2016
NBC Bay Area

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HE DID PROVIDE PROOF OF SOME SORT -- HOWEVER, UNDER THE ADA LAW HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO DO SO

A $10M lawsuit filed by a fan against the San Francisco 49ers alleges the team violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming security booted him and his service dog out of Levi's Stadium, which made him have a seizure.

The stadium policy allows service dogs. WATCH cell phone video of the incident --> http://nbcbay.com/ewLmpmL

ANOTHER HEROIC SERVICE DOG -- THIS TYPE OF SERVICE ANIMAL IS DIFFERENT FROM THE SERVICE DOGS THAT ASSIST THE DISABLED
01/07/2016

ANOTHER HEROIC SERVICE DOG -- THIS TYPE OF SERVICE ANIMAL IS DIFFERENT FROM THE SERVICE DOGS THAT ASSIST THE DISABLED

“Seven members from Ladder 20 died on the 35th floor of the North Tower on 9/11. In the days that followed, condolences from around the world arrived. Everyone was knocking on our door. Then one day two Sheriffs from Rochester, New York showed up with a Dalmatian puppy. Her name was Twenty, and she became our mascot and companion. She really helped to build the morale in the years following 9/11. I can’t say enough about what she did to help us. She went on all the runs, she’d jump in the truck, stick her head out the window and bark. She became a local celebrity.” FDNY Lieutenant Gary Iorio from Ladder 20 tells the story of Twenty, who we sadly say goodbye to today. We offer our heartfelt thanks to her for being a loyal companion to FDNY members and the community for nearly 15 years. Says Lt. Iorio, “Today, Twenty has taken her final run to Heaven. Rest in peace, man’s best friend.”

HAPPY NEW YEARS 2016
01/02/2016

HAPPY NEW YEARS 2016

12/13/2015

Veteran's service dog goes beyond the call of duty
BY REBECCA HIMMELSTEIN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 2015

WLUC

Marquette — He is a mini celebrity on Northern Michigan University's campus. You can find him in the veterans services office, but he walks into work on four legs.

Meet Welles, a two year old English black lab. Welles is a service dog for Army veteran Michael Rutledge, the veterans resource representative at Northern Michigan University. Welles came from Dogs in Honor, a nonprofit organization out of Traverse City that matches veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with service dogs. Welles is named after Welles Crowther, an American equities trader known for saving at least a dozen lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City. He was killed when the South Tower collapsed while attempting to help more people escape.

Michael Rutledge was in the United States Army for 22 years before retiring in 2004.

"One of the issues I had when I got out of the Army had to do with P.T.S.D." said Rutledge "Having been in the Army my entire adult life up to that point and then all of the sudden not, I had some issues communicating with people, nonmilitary people especially. Allowing people to pet the dog really opened up doors. It allowed me to have a way in to talk with people and to start developing rapport with nonmilitary people."

Welles also helps Rutledge, who suffered other chronic injuries, stand up and sit down. He also can pick up anything that Rutledge may drop on the ground, but Welles does a little more than that.

"Welles has gotten into the habit of visiting everybody here" said Rutledge. "He is the rock star around here. He will not let me start my day unless I take him around to all the various offices in the building to visit and say hi."

He makes daily rounds visiting all of the offices in the Hedgcock building while collecting treats along the way.

"We have a route" said Rutledge. "We start with the registrar's office and he goes in and visits and gets his treats, then we go to the admissions office and he runs around. It is a larger office so he gets to run a little bit and say hi to the admissions people. Some of the student campus tour guides he says hi to and then we go see the office assistant over in the dean's office and then he will let me come to work."

"He comes in every single morning and he greets us with a smile"said Kelly L'Hullier, principal secretary. "He is usually hyper and runs around and just makes everyone's day better."

"He gets a lot of treats" said Rutledge. "I have actually had to cut back on his morning food after I realized how many treats he was getting during the day."

"It is a daily excitement" said Troy Morris, student tour guide. "You sit there and you check in to see if anything is happening in the office and ask if Welles has visited? It is like checking the weather every day. You always hope you have not missed him yet. He might even be a better recruiter than Wildcat Willy."

And the attention Welles gives people helps Michael in return.

"The dog makes me so comfortable and happy I like to see other people share that with me" said Rutledge. "That makes me feel good. I can't imagine having been able to make such a smooth transition from military to civilian life and then maintain it over the years since I have been retired without having had Welles."

For more information about the Dogs in Honor program, click here.

11/23/2015

FROM BOARD MEMBER RICKI LANDERS:

"...Tonight the manager of our local grocery store told Rhiannon and I that we had to either remove our service animal whom we informed him was indeed a service animal or leave ourselves. I think at times fate steps in just because others do happen to either need our help or our knowledge, you can believe he is now informed of the laws governing service animals. You can also believe he will think twice before assuming anything about anyone again. You can also believe that the district manager's number is now programmed in my cell and will be receiving a call from me in the morning, right after I meet with our local k9 officer and file an official report!

You can also believe that I will continue to stand and fight for every person who can not stand and fight because they can't speak for themselves for whatever reason be it physical issues, health issues, or PTSD, if they need their animal and my group has anything to say about it, they will have their service animal.

Don't ever let anyone bully you into saying more than you feel comfortable with, this man thought his grocery store rules superseded state and federal laws, they do not and we were in compliance. He clearly didn't know the law concerning this issue, now he does! I'm just sorry my mother had to suffer the embarrassment of it, he clearly saw her in a powered wheel chair. He wanted to know why I didn't explain every last health detail she has to him. I guess standing in front of me he assumed it was only my mother who might suffer from health issues. I am deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other, although I have managed to rid myself of the symptoms I also have MS. I guess we all know what happens when we assume things, and that was definitely the case today with this man who was indeed no gentleman at all!

Long live Renegades Save our Service Animals! ✌Of which we are proud board members of and have been for many years! Long live Renegades Sosa-Lorm! 🐺🐒🐶🐱..."

A TRUE HERO
11/19/2015

A TRUE HERO

RIP Diesel. Police dogs are often the unsung heroes in situations like these.

WONDERFUL NEWS -- NOW WE NEED OTHER AIRLINES TO JOIN
11/15/2015
Alaska Airlines now allows service animals in training to fly for free | Seattle DogSpot

WONDERFUL NEWS -- NOW WE NEED OTHER AIRLINES TO JOIN

Here’s some good news. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced last month that it worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) to update the airline’s Accessible Travel Services policy to allow service animals in training to travel domestically at no cost. “GDB is honored to partner with Alaska Airlin…

Think It’s Cute When Your Pets Do This? Think Again
10/11/2015
Think It’s Cute When Your Pets Do This? Think Again

Think It’s Cute When Your Pets Do This? Think Again

At some point, you’ve probably seen a picture like it on the Web: a dog or a cat pressing their head against a wall. While it’s tempting, and certainly popular, to anthropomorphize this behavior and imagine that Fluffy and Fido are stressed about bills...

10/10/2015
How I Drive and Unload my Wheelchair

REVEREND SYNDIA-GREGORIA HERE:

I made a video explaining how I drive a while ago, this video will actually show you. :) I use only the left side of my body when driving.

10/10/2015
What's In My Service Dog's pockets

REVEREND SYNDIA- GREGORIA HERE:

I am often asked what I keep in Bugsie's pockets. The answer is just about every thing you'd keep in a wallet. :) The contents in this video really aren't th...

10/10/2015
Service Dog FAQ's

REVEREND SYNDIA-GREGORIA HERE:

For my first video I thought I'd cover a lot of FAQ's and just try to go over a little bit of everything. In the future I will post videos that go more in de...

10/08/2015
Service Dog Vest Color Meanings

Service Dog Vest Color Meanings

This is a brief overview of what colored vest people use for certain disabilities when gearing up their service dog. *THERE IS NO REAL MEANING TO THESE COLOR...

NORMALLY, WE DO NOT SUPPORT POSTING ANYTHING WITH A WORD THAT WE CONSIDER INAPPROPRIATE TO OUR VERY YOUNG VIEWERS -- HOW...
10/08/2015
Sh*t People Say to Service Dog Handlers

NORMALLY, WE DO NOT SUPPORT POSTING ANYTHING WITH A WORD THAT WE CONSIDER INAPPROPRIATE TO OUR VERY YOUNG VIEWERS -- HOWEVER, WE DECIDED TO IGNORE THE OFFENSIVE WORD IN THE TITLE AND POST

Everything in this video has been said to me while I was out in public with my SD Bugsie... So I thought I'd make a video of everything people say to disable...

03/24/2015
Gem Radio

WAY TOO CUTE AND ADORABLE -- NOTHING IN RELATIO ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS, BUT A BEAUTIFUL VIDEO THAT WE ALL CAN ENJOY

That feeling when you put fresh bed sheets on x

Video Credit: bikke the chip http://gem106.co/19OOIbx

03/24/2015

GOOD MORNING TO ALL, WE NOW HAVE A FLICKER AND INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT -- CHECK US OUT AS RENEGADES SOSA-LORM

03/02/2015
Golden Power of Lindelbach

Golden Power of Lindelbach

Die großen Geschwister schleppen schonmal das Waschmittel rein. 15 Hunde im Haus machen ja schließlich nicht wenig Dreck

02/22/2015
88.9 Noticias

CAN YOUR MASCOT AND / OR SERVICE DOG DO ALL THIS -- INCREDIBLE

Ella es Misa y es probablemente una de las perritas más inteligentes del mundo. ¿Qué opinas?

IN MEMORY OF...KING ARTHUR -- MAY HIS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION IN HEAVEN BE BLESSED WITH ABSOLUTE JOY AS HE SO DESERVES
01/01/2015

IN MEMORY OF...KING ARTHUR -- MAY HIS NEW YEARS CELEBRATION IN HEAVEN BE BLESSED WITH ABSOLUTE JOY AS HE SO DESERVES

Timeline Photos
01/01/2015

Timeline Photos

12/16/2014
Wild and Free Mushing

SERVICE DOGS AND WORKING DOGS HAVE NO CONCEPT OF RETIREMENT -- THEY SIMPLY WANT TO DO WHAT THEY ENJOY FOREVER

INTERESTING SITUATION ON ALL COUNTS -- MEDICAL ALERT SERVICE DOGS IN A STROLLER -- A MEDICAL ALERT DOG CAN ALERT AND RES...
12/15/2014
Restaurant kicks out couple with service dogs

INTERESTING SITUATION ON ALL COUNTS -- MEDICAL ALERT SERVICE DOGS IN A STROLLER -- A MEDICAL ALERT DOG CAN ALERT AND RESPOND FROM ANY ANYWHERE: MOBILITY CART ATTACHED TO POWERCHAIR; STROLLER; LEAD; ETC

Sand Key, Clearwater Beach -- A couple kicked out of a restaurant after a dispute over their service dogs this weekend plans to filing a complaint for disability discrimination.

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Riverside, MD
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General information

Founders of Renegades Save Our Service Animals 1) Reverend Syndia-Gregoria Morales-Escobar 2) Reverend Rainette Murphy Lopez (Rennie Murphy) Read their stories below: Reverend Syndia-Gregoria (Powerchair Diva): Aside from having multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, severe arthritis, and a host of other medical delights, she has been for the past 22 years, and still is, a housing, tenant, and community activist; she advocated, together with another community leader, Maria Gemma Todaro, for the rights of the homeless women at the Kingsbridge Armory Shelter For Women in 1987 and 1988, together with then Councilman, Jose Rivera, and his Assistant, Anna York; and the Director of The Housing Workshop, Ivine Galarza. Reverend Syndia-Gregoria fought against the intense drug and prostitution problem in the surrounding neighborhood of the Morris Heights Section of the Bronx, together with then activist Maria Gemma Todaro, and the undeniable assistance of the then Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer (1988 to 2001), and the then City Council President, andrew Stein. Reverend Syndia-Gregoria founded and was President of the Buchanan Tenant Association from 1988 to 1994 and was re-elected in 1998 for two more years. She is a grduate of the CORO Leadership Collaboration Program IV (was recommended for this program by Aurea Magual of the Bronx Borough President's Office). Reverend Syndia-Gregoria founded Buchanan Foster Pet Care, a non-profit organization working to overcome the plight of the abandoned and homeless companion animal and at the same time fulfill the needs of the Disabled and Senior Community. All in all, Reverend Syndia-Gregoria, for many years rescued, trained, and advocated for Service and Assistance Animals. This inspiring woman has appeared on News 12 The Bronx; was written about in the New York Daily News; the Newsletter for Bronx Community Board 12; the Bronx EOC Staff Newsletter; and was involved and appeared on the 1994 Annual Report For The Associated Blind in support of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Reverend Syndia-Gregoria also wrote several articles about Service and Assistance Animals in the EOC Student Newsletter and expanded her years as a Community Leader in her additional role as a voluntary non-profit consultant for starting out organizations and associations. In 2003, The Reverend became a Board Member for Pet-Abuse.Com, founded by Alison L. Gianotto. Also, that same year, Reverend Syndia-Gregoria became involved in the after school programs at the Harford County Libraries, in the State of Maryland, educating children and young adults about Service, Assistance, and Therapy Animals. During these educational sessions, many had the opportunity to meet and greet the Organization's Mascot, RENEGADE. Presently, through websites, blogs, and social media sites, Reverend Syndia-Gregoria is continuing to educate and advocate for Service, Assistance, and Therapy Animals. Reverend Syndia-Gregoria and RENEGADE (Service Canine) together with the then Mayor of Aberdeen, Maryland (Mayor Wilson) was responsible for the Special Community Nomination and Award given to Doctor Wendy Dorothy Kloesz for her exclusive work and care for the patients in the Community of Harford County. As references we will list Wilham Ronda of the Bronx Borough President's Office; Jim Waters of the New York State School of Special Education on Pelham Parkway in the Bronx; including anyone listed in the biography. Reverend Rainette Murphy Lopez (Royal Irish Diva) Being a Multi-Disabled individual has not placed brakes on Reverend Rainette from being a source of inspiration to those that know her, both far and near. Her energy transcends itself to the very core of those whom she advocates for. Reverend Rainette has a diversified experience level, which is vital to an organization outreaching to the public, businesses, and politicians for the Disabled Community and their Service Animals. More interesting and commending is the fact that she was the first female student at Martin Van Buren High School, located in New York City, to be able to enroll in Wood Shop and Auto Mechanics. Reverend Rainette petitioned the New York School District in September of 1972 to allow this and was successful at overturning a male only long standing rule. In the late 1980's Reverend Rainette Murphy Lopez moved to the State of California and became engaged with the Community surrounding her. During the 1990's and with the increasing violence in the streets of her community, she felt a compelling need to help by participating in a non-profit organization called Mad About Rising Crime, originally organized to establish what would be considered crime-resistant communities through education and outreach. From there she continued on a path to rid the world of abuses towards the disabled and became a founding member of American Alliance To End Handicapped Parking Abuses, created in an effort to reach across state borders, spearheading proactive campaigns for specific reforms in government regulations and law enforcement which fail to protect People With Disabilities PWD's regarding handicapped parking. Their concept, as an organization, is that Handicapped People (PWD's) are a protected class of citizens in America whose basic civil rights in having equal access to parking are being denied. This, however, is but only a fragment of who Reverend Rainette is. As a friend, soul sister, advocate for the disabled, and founding board member of Renegades Save Our Service Animals there is none other like her.

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Tuesday 07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 07:00 - 14:00
Friday 07:00 - 14:00
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Sunday 08:00 - 14:00

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