Argument after Girl Tries to Pet Service Dog

Argument after Girl Tries to Pet Service Dog

An argument occurred after a girl tries to pet a service dog, and the dog handler refused.

The footage, filmed December 19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, shows the mother expressing upset after filmer Megan Stoff said her daughter wasn’t allowed to pet the dog.

The woman in the video can be heard arguing with the handler saying: “You should have a sign saying you can’t pet!” The mother told Newsflare that it had not been made obvious, as the tags weren’t visible from a distance, and that since the video has gone viral she has become scared to go out in public.

Stoff can be heard replying to the shouting woman: “It’s illegal to harass service dogs!”

“You should walk away now,” says one of the handlers when the woman in the video continues to argue.

Megan told Newsflare that “the mother walked away and continued about her business. Suddenly she came back to argue because she was mad the handler didn’t apologise to her.”

However, the mother has a different version of events. “I went to Ross Park Mall with my daughter, who is two years old, and my friend. We had a great time,” she told Newsflare, clearly shaken by her newfound social media fame.

“My daughter and I went to the lady and said ‘can we pet your dog’. Before I could even say ‘can we pet’ she said ‘no’ and turned her head. So I said, ‘okay, come on, lets go, get in the Starbucks line, I don’t know why we can’t pet the dogs’. We were going into the Starbucks line and the owner of the company, told me to F-*-*-K off … it was really upsetting to hear someone say ‘eff off’ in front of my daughter … I don’t think that’s okay, we don’t speak that vulgar language around her.”

But with regards to her question she said she really didn’t know the dogs were not meant for petting. “Dogs are on the floor, and people like me are five foot seven. Normal height.”

“You can see people eye to eye, you can’t see patches on dogs that are at floor level,” she added. “These vests were not bright yellow, they were black.” She said that the patches were not particularly obvious to the public eye from a distance.

She believes she’s been treated unfairly and says that she has to keep a hood over her head when she goes shopping because she’s so scared of people noticing her. “I have been totally blasted,” she said. “It isn’t okay, it was a simple thing they made so big. Nobody heard my side of the story.”

“Everyone that is on her dog page, everyone on her page about dogs, about service animals, they were harassing me, in my message requests, they said that I was a c**t, that I’m a b***h, that I’m this that I’m that,” she added. “They’re putting it on different news pages saying that I’m an angry mother lashing out on service animal training because of them saying no.”

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46 Comments

  1. Michelle DML on July 10, 2022 at 4:15 am

    I wonder how these women would react if someone just came up and started grabbing at their kids or asked to touch them. Would a firm “NO” be ok then? Pretty sure they would start screaming and being a lot less polite then simply saying NO. It’s posted that they are service dogs and not to pet and yet they ignored that and asked anyway and were pissed that they didn’t get the answer they wanted and have the nerve to be outraged about it.

  2. Ned Yi on July 10, 2022 at 4:15 am

    I was taught in elementary school NOT to pet a service animal without the permission of the animal. That includes police dogs.

    Why some people don’t have that common sense is beyond me. Really.

  3. April Wheeler on July 10, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Oh my god the voice that last girl was doing could be a cartoon character voice. She sounds like Princess Bubblegum.

  4. Sabrina Allen on July 10, 2022 at 4:16 am

    My SDIT Cody hates being petted by strangers (including kids) but he’s very sweet and not aggressive At all! He only likes it when my family pets him! I would say fuck off to her as well! No means No!

  5. X_Rouxi_Ian_X on July 10, 2022 at 4:18 am

    A wise man once said ‘if they didn’t treat you with respect then why should you treat them with respect?’

  6. Sharan Quiett on July 10, 2022 at 4:18 am

    My friend Sheloni Rios has a service dog and I am his friend

  7. Roel Perez on July 10, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Why does people don’t even learn about service dogs like dumbass people who is trying to be smart

  8. Chaoitcme on July 10, 2022 at 4:22 am

    I hope that her family, friends, and employer see this video and see how she acts in public.

  9. Justin H on July 10, 2022 at 4:23 am

    When Karen’s attack Karen’s some ppl with service dogs are just straight assholes not saying the other lady was right. But there’s a nicer way of saying my dog is on duty and could cause harm to me if distracted by petting etc

  10. Bryan G on July 10, 2022 at 4:26 am

    If I were you, I would take that video to the police and file criminal harassment charges against her. Service dogs are not there for entertainment and amusement. They are medical equipment just like a wheelchair. Both women in this video are spoiled, selfish, entitled jerks. As for me, I would of cussed these women out if they give me an attitude like that just because I would not let them pet my service dog.

  11. Boogie Kang on July 10, 2022 at 4:26 am

    This is why I hate kids and their parents

  12. John Doe on July 10, 2022 at 4:26 am

    You are not a hero, your dogs are being given anxiety… by you!

  13. Mary Bliss peanutcat1977 on July 10, 2022 at 4:29 am

    These Karen’s both lack common sense. The one wearing glasses needs to look up what a service dog really does, and needs to respect the owners decision if they say NO. You can’t just randomly pet any dog, and that goes for any dog, not just a service animal. Don’t have a tantrum about it. Her kid’s eventually going to model her behavior. As for the other Karen, oh please, you can record almost anywhere…

  14. Pengui on July 10, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Yet some people act pissy when people with service dogs try to avoid younger children or to try to prevent this type of stuff. As well as the fact that a 4 year old isn’t just gonna back off immediately.

  15. Grift the fox on July 10, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Sorry Karen. But no means NO.

  16. smoke on July 10, 2022 at 4:38 am

    The woman was obviously in the wrong and couldn’t accept it

  17. aka on July 10, 2022 at 4:38 am

    This female should not be allowed to raise kids.
    Learn respect says the girl who has none

  18. waivedwench on July 10, 2022 at 4:40 am

    I believe the dog owner, not the mother!

  19. John Doe on July 10, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Why would the average person know the rules with service dogs. You’re bullying people who dont know the details of your personal issues and making your dogs nervous with the constant conflict. Learn how to be polite

  20. DarthStar183 on July 10, 2022 at 4:42 am

    BRO HAVE U HAD A BRAIN U DONT KNOW HOW TO READ I WOULD LITTERALY SAY SHUT UP AND IM CALLING THE F INF POLICE

  21. Jorge Enriquez on July 10, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Yikes I can’t imagine the nightmare her kids will turn out to be

  22. NikkieRoxxx on July 10, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Parents need to take NO as an answer for their little self thought royalty.. "oh shes just a kid" yeah and Parents ate responsible for them!!

  23. anonymous on July 10, 2022 at 4:45 am

    I feel sorry for the kids to have such entitled bitches as parents.

  24. Get Outside! on July 10, 2022 at 4:46 am

    F#$K that bitch and her friend. You get respect when you show respect. I hate Karen’s so much. Love the other comments btw.

  25. Anime fan2012 on July 10, 2022 at 4:46 am

    "learn respect" she says after she and her friend harass some people and their service dogs

  26. Sharan Quiett on July 10, 2022 at 4:46 am

    I have asperger autism and I cry very easy

  27. Kimbelle Possabllee on July 10, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Karen claims the owner told her to fuck off and that why she freak out Yet no where in the video is this mention. Nice try Karen

  28. Thomas Benningshoff on July 10, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Simply put. I think it’s rude to aproach or pet a dog without the owner consent. This woman takes no responsibility on here own behavior

  29. lisan11 on July 10, 2022 at 4:52 am

    She probably accustomed to people being friendly and smiley and polite to her and just got offended by the way they said ‘No’.

  30. Kitty Watson on July 10, 2022 at 4:53 am

    BREAK IT DOWN..THE DOG IS MINE…YOU ASK TO TOUCH IT…AND I SAY "NO!"
    THAT IS THE END OF THE CONVERSATION…CAN I TOUCH YOUR PURSE, JACKET, KID?

  31. DJ Gamer Pon 3 on July 10, 2022 at 4:54 am

    That brainless Karen and her friend are so stupid

  32. The .CrystalBoat on July 10, 2022 at 4:54 am

    "learn respect!" ironic…

  33. Devian016 on July 10, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Learn respect lmaooo

  34. SuzannaDraws on July 10, 2022 at 4:56 am

    So is nobody gonna talk about how she was holding her child.

  35. nineteen96 on July 10, 2022 at 4:58 am

    I was taught from young not to touch things that don’t belong to me and to mind my own business

  36. Alceratops on July 10, 2022 at 5:00 am

    If you can’t go a day without touching fur, buy a fur coat or GET YOUR OWN DOG

  37. george couvoutsakis on July 10, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The lady who wanted to pet the dog was being rude and the service dog handler wasn’t being rude.

  38. Mrakmelt on July 10, 2022 at 5:06 am

    It sucks that these dog owners have such piece of shit owners.

  39. Leonardo Po on July 10, 2022 at 5:09 am

    We will pet your doggos punks
    Your time is up

  40. Hillary on July 10, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Service dog or not, it is never appropriate to allow a child to pet an unknown dog without permission. My kids love dogs, and we’ve never had an issue with this. They leave dogs alone unless the owner invites them to pet it.

  41. MIckey F'in Mouse on July 10, 2022 at 5:10 am

    This itchB has nerve… NO means NO Karen

  42. Zeemas on July 10, 2022 at 5:11 am

    "You should have a sign or something"
    "You should’ve specifically tell me instead of just ‘No’"
    "It’s illegal to record me"
    Where the fuck is this entitled lady pulling these out from? Her ass?

  43. Jessica Chernak on July 10, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Seriously, she asked a question and the woman answered. Rude would have been if she ignored her completely. Respect is earned.

  44. Junko B on July 10, 2022 at 5:12 am

    I like how people feel free to record other people and even kids..

    Do that to me and ur phone going to smash the floor lol

  45. enam orez Pascal on July 10, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Those 2young mothers thinks they are always right

  46. jadOreMEii on July 10, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Wow…those 2 bozoes need to learn to respect what is written in BOLD on a service dog’s vest!!

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