Sheridan, OR asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Is it legal to ask a renter to verify that their dog is a service dog and that they have sufficient insurance?

to cover in event of an attack?Does going through a rental agency effect this?

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Why not? They can decide to have a pet friendly or no pets policy.

Mr.  Gary R. Johnson
Mr. Gary R. Johnson
  • Bend, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Landlords are not required to allow renters to have pets. As such, landlords can refuse to allow renters that have pets that are not service dogs. Landlords may not even be required to allow renters to have service dogs although there may be laws that require landlords to allow service dogs.

Regardless, landlords are entitled to require renters to have renters insurance that covers their pets.

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