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Pets and No Pets

I think I have seen it all. My sister owns a 4 family house and she lives in one of the units. She says no pets - she has allergies and does not want pets on the premises. Recently, she was about to rent to a new tenant and they said that no pets rules don't apply to them - they have an emotional support animal.

It's a pig. It's a pot bellied pig, totally indoors.

My sister is freaking out about the idea of a pig living inside the house, and is worried about the other tenants too.

This isnt like a guide dog for the blind. Does she HAVE to rent to this tenant? She is afraid if she doesnt she will be sued - and if she does she will lose tenants and her property will lose value. And she'll have headaches and sneezing all the time.

Adrian       11:42 18 Jun 17


10:17 25 Jun 17

I think your sister has a right to ask for some kind of certification. Like, a note from the doctor who prescribed this.

Its true, with a documented emotional support animal, they dont pay pet rent, arent subject to no pets rules, etc. But check your state laws, there may be something about a landlord making reasonable accomodations. And a pig in a four family house doesnt sound reasonable.


10:25 25 Jun 17

Take a look at our article here:

1-4 family housing owners are exempt. They do not have to do this if there is a no pets rule. But check it out with a local real estate attorney first.


02:17 02 Jul 17

This has gotten insane. Recently one of these yappy uncontrolled animals ruined a meal in a restaurant for me and my family.

I mean, who lets a terrier put their paws on a table in a restaurant? That's not behavior of a service animal.


07:51 19 Aug 17

Yes, it is insane. It is getting so that people who really do need those animals run into resistance because landlords and store and restaurant owners think it is just an excuse for bringing along a pet.

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