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THE BALTIMORE SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE DOG CLUB Pages

THE HISTORY OF THE BALTIMORE ASSISTANCE AND SERVICE DOG CLUB

By:
Renegades Save Our Service Animals Foundation, Inc
(Renegades Sosa-Lorm)
(Assistant Organizer 2009 to 2011 / Organizer 2011 to Present)
--and--
Reverend George Monroe Kendall
(Co-Organizer 2011 to Present)




Margaret Veerhoff comes from a long line of Veerhoff's, fourth generation descendant, especially known, among other accomplishments, for one of Washington DC's most prominent Art Galleries, the Veerhoff Galleries. Once located on Canal Square in the Georgetown Section of DC, the enterprise was founded in 1871 by entrepreneur Wilhelm H. Veerhoff. The establishment was later led by Otto Louis Veerhoff and his wife, Amy Louise Warn, in 1902. Years later, approximately 1947, yet another Veerhoff, Otto Veerhoff, together with his wife, , continued the legacy of the Veerhoff Galleries. Otto Veerhoff, an established horticulturist at North Carolina State University and son of Otto Louis Veerhoff, departed from the University so that he could be engaged in the oldest family-owned business in Washington DC. Their great granddaughter, Margaret Veerhoff , in 1976, took over the business which was considered a Washington DC Institution that once deframed the Declaration of Independence. Quite an incredible history for the Veerhoff Family. However, it does not end there, in the year 2000, when the rent to maintain the Gallery in its present location was increased to an unacceptable level, Margaret Veerhoff was forced to liquidate its assets. Other famous Institutions in the area were also struck by high increases in rents. Margaret Veerhoff, who resided in Baltimore, Maryland till recently, is, not only a Community Activist, but the Founder and former Organizer of The Baltimore Service Dog Club. (B.A.D.)



In 2007, Margaret Veerhoff, suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, had recently adopted a marvelous Rottweiler, Mamma Mia, from (BARCS) The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter located at:

301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Mamma Mia, then, a beautiful 3 year old, completed a "clicker training program" with Dog Trainer Terry Kleeman. As Margaret wanted her to become her Mobility Assistance Canine, she armed herself with various TEAMWORK books on how to train Mamma Mia. Then on April 16, 2007 Margaret Veerhoff decided that a Meetup Group would be a wonderful way to gather other Disabled Individuals with Owner Trained Service Dogs and those attempting to Owner Train or were even contemplating the thought of doing so.



Although Margaret moved most recently to Florida (approximately two months), she is still a major driving force and influence behind The Baltimore Service And Assistance Dog Club, also known as The Baltimore Service Dog Club and The Baltimore Assistance Dog Club.

A Quote from Margaret


"Empowering is such an overworked word that l hesitate to use it, but it is certainly the word that fits. l am a 67 YO woman with MS using a walker [a rollator], and just having a dog and training her to help me has given me strength and courage. Now l feel that l can go almost anywhere, at anytime, and if that's not empowering l don't know what is."

"I adopted my dog Mia from BARCs, and I would like to see many service dogs adopted from shelters. I would like to see handicapped people rescuing dogs to help themselves. A win-win situation."

THANK YOU MARGARET FOR EVERYTHING AND FOR YOUR CONTINUAL ADVISE, PARTICIPATION, AND INFLUENCE ON THIS MARVELOUS SERVICE DOG MEETUP GROUP COMMENCED BY YOU!!!



REVISED AGENDA / MISSION OF
THE BALTIMORE SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE DOG CLUB
By:
Renegades Save Our Service Animals Foundation
(Renegades Sosa-Lorm)
(Assistant Organizer 2009 to 2011 / Organizer 2011 to Present)




The Baltimore Service and Assistance Dog Club is a group of Disabled Individuals who are presently in the process of training their own canines to assist them with their visual, hearing, physical, mobility, and psychiatric challenges. Further, for those who are exploring the possibility of obtaining that special dog to be their helper, then this Meetup Group can be of valuable service as it is a way of sharing ideas, questions, information, and resources pertaining to Service and Assistance Animals. In addition, Dog Trainers and Service Dog Trainers can bring forth a wealth of information for those considering training their own Assistance Dog and / or whose current Service Canine may need refresher sessions.



The Baltimore Service and Assistance Dog Club is an opportunity to gather together with other Service Dog Owners, Future Service Animal Owners, and Trainers. It is a chance of not only discussing about Service and Assistance Dogs, but of companionship with others who share a common interest and a desire to live more independently via the use of a wonderful four-legged helper.



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Bring your digital or still camera, video camera, but remember to ask each member if it is okay to photograph or video them. Then we will post the photographs on the Meetup Site. Once they are posted on the site they will not be removed FOR ANY REASON, even if you no longer are a member of this group.





However, the copyright/ownership belongs to the photographer who took the picture and proper credit shall be given to them and their contact information posted in the event someone else requires their permission to use. Again, remember no photo, videos, and/or artwork, once posted, will be removed even if you no longer are a member of the group.



DISCLAIMER: Members are not to take any opinions given via this Meetup Group as legal advice by any means. If you need legal advice please consult an attorney. Thank You.


Pending 501(C)3, 501(C)4, and 601(C)7 Non-Profit Status

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
ASSISTANCE DOG PUBLIC ACCESS CERTIFICATION TEST June 27, 2011 2:19 PM anonymous
C.G.C. TEST PROCEDURES June 27, 2011 1:26 PM anonymous
AMTRAK POLICY CONCERNING SERVICE ANIMALS June 27, 2011 1:15 PM anonymous
TSA PLUS AIRPORT POLICY ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS June 27, 2011 1:16 PM anonymous
WALMARTS CORPORATE POLICY ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS June 27, 2011 12:41 PM anonymous
NEW ADA SERVICE ANIMAL LAW (JULY 26, 2010) June 27, 2011 1:01 PM anonymous
ASSISTANCE DOG DAY, every dog should have his day June 27, 2011 1:08 PM anonymous
About THE BALTIMORE SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE DOG CLUB June 17, 2013 1:29 AM anonymous

Aberdeen, MD

Founded Apr 16, 2007
  • SERVICE DOG OWNERS AND TRAINERS 83
  • Group reviews 4
  • Upcoming Meetups 10
  • Past Meetups 133

Organizers:

RENEGADES SOSA-LORM, GEORGE MONROE KENDALL & CHI-CHI, Giliana Malina Cayla, REVEREND SYNDIA-GREGORIA
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