If my emotional support animal is a pit bull and registered in the state, can I be denied an apartment because of her breed?

Asked on February 6, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Nevada

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you can show a doctor's diagnosis, etc. showing that you have a need for an emotional support animal and this dog is registered as one, then you can't be denied an apartment. However, if an emotional support or other service dog attacks other tenants and barks too much, disturbing them, you could be required to remove her or else be evicted: the right to an emotional support animal does not permit the disturbance of other tenants.


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