M.C. from Raleigh, North Carolina writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
My condo association allows 2 dogs per unit but they state they have to be approved–don’t know exactly what approval entails. I already was approved for one after I gave them a letter stating my dog was an emotional support animal. I got another dog a year ago but, have been keeping it “hidden” because I didn’t get approved for the second one. There are others with two dogs. My dogs are under 20 pounds and mostly are wee wee pad trained so, they are not out much especially in the winter time. Can they give me problems even though there are others with two dogs? What gives them the right to approve some and deny others??
Mister Condo replies:
M.C., I am not certain why you chose to skirt the rules with the second dog but I really don’t see where you have a problem here. Additionally, since one of your dogs is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA), it likely isn’t subject to approval by the Board as it isn’t a pet; it is an ESA. My advice would be to follow the rules and report the second animal as your one pet. When you see other residents with more than one dog, it is likely that there isn’t going to be a problem for you. And, if they claim only one dog is allowed, you will simply explain that one dog is a pet and the other is an ESA. It really is that simple. All the best!