If I have a service dog for my post tramatic stress disorder and the landlord is not happy about the idea, is there any legal reason he can deny me my dog?

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If I have a service dog for my post tramatic stress disorder and the landlord is not happy about the idea, is there any legal reason he can deny me my dog?

Asked on May 7, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a documented disability and a service animal has been prescribed then you are protected under the Americans Against Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. But the ley here is that it has to be documented and prescribed by some one who has some clout (i.e., your MD or some other medical professional that is respected and recognized).  Good luck.


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