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Q: I paid a pet deposit for my dog and in one area of the lease it states no indoor pets but then another part of the

Lease states you’re responsible for any damage they do and specifically list blinds(indoor item). My landlord will not allow my dog inside and forces me to keep her out side in extreme heat and she can only be inside if it’s below freezing. Is there not a law against leaving dogs outside when it’s 90 degrees or hotter? I have shade and water and fans for her but it’s still miserable for her. I was told I can’t bring her inside to cool off or I’m breaking the lease. What are the rules/rights/laws concerning something like this?

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Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
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A: Generally, no, most states don’t have laws about keeping dogs inside Unless the temperatures are extreme because dogs are property in most states. And because you signed a lease, you’re kind of stuck with the terms. Can you give your dog to a friend or family member during the day so he/she can stay inside?

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