Service animal restrictions

////Service animal restrictions

Question

My landlord of our affordable housing apartment complex is denying my service dog based on his breed. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier. I don’t understand, are they allowed to do this ?

Answer

"Breed, size, and weight limitations may not be applied to an assistance animal. A determination that an assistance animal poses a direct threat of harm to others or would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others must be based on an individualized assessment that relies on objective evidence about the specific animal's actual conduct - not on mere speculation or fear about the types of harm or damage an animal may cause and not on evidence about harm or damage that other animals have caused. Conditions and restrictions that housing providers apply to pets may not be applied to assistance animals. For example, while housing providers may require applicants or residents to pay a pet deposit, they may not require applicants and residents to pay a deposit for an assistance animal."

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By |2018-05-24T09:49:42+00:00April 13th, 2018|