|Barked: Mon Feb 25, '13 5:51pm PST |
|Everyone, I really appreciate all the feedback. And I promise you I am hearing what you are saying about one dog for 2 kids. I realize that may be a big task for one dog now, and will bear that in mind as we go through this process. However, my biggest concern here is that my landlord won't even let us have ONE dog, much less TWO.
That being said, I did some research on him and properties he and his wife own. Together, they have five properties which makes him fall under the FHA laws for service dogs. In regards to SDiT, the Georgia laws state that he must not discriminate against SDiTs in housing, either.
So it appears to me that he would be REQUIRED to let us have the dog. I have seen in some legal documents that whichever laws are LEAST restrictive to the disabled person take precedence when it comes to looking at State vs. Federal, or FHA and ADA. And yes, I know that ADA is mostly for businesses, etc. It does not say anything about housing.
In regards to trainers, I just heard back from yet another one I had reached out to today, which makes three that haven't made mention of the multi-child issue. I would hate to think that 3 different places (none of which are hole in the wall or cheap, either) are not guiding me correctly. But I can see your points. But ultimately, if we need 2 dogs, that is even a bigger deal, because we are fighting for just ONE right now.
Still waiting to talk to lawyer....got an email from him today, and he wants us to call but we were away. So we will try to call him tomorrow.
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