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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on

Q: Nevada. Three dogs. One is esa. Am I required to tell potential landlord before applying if their pet allowance is 2 dog

I have three dogs one is documented as my emotional support animal by my doctor of several years. Am I required to inform potential landlords that I have an ESA before I apply to be a tenant ? The rental property I am interested in has a two pet policy, although I have three dogs one is ESA.... Read more »

Mike Branum answered on Jul 7, 2019

Probably not. There are a few limited exceptions to the Fair Housing Act but, unless one of the exceptions applies, the ESA is not considered a pet and therefore should not affect your ability to have two pets.

If you were my client I would advise you to tell the landlord up front that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Nevada on

Q: How do I file civil action against my neighbor whose dog attacked my dog? My dog had to be euthanized.

My dog was on his leash. The dog that attacked him was in his home,but he got out because the front door was open.

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

In most states the most you can get for the death of a dog is the "market value" of the dog. You may be able to get negligent infliction of emotional distress--suggest you contact a member of the Nv assn for Justice in the county where this happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Nevada on

Q: I paid in advance for a dog I never ended up taking. It’s been a over a month and the family hasn’t returned my money.

What’s the best route to take to get my money back from them? Unforeseen circumstances arose between the time I paid for the dog and when I was supposed to pick him up so I made the decision to back out. Communication has been terrible it’s been about three weeks since I’ve heard from the... Read more »

Richard Winblad answered on May 2, 2019

Perhaps small claims, you should get the dog or the money.

Contact an AZ attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Nevada on

Q: Can I sue for the vet cremation bill or have this aggressive and out of control dog put down?

While dog sitting for a friend's dog that dog attacked my dog for no reason And my dog is now dead. Now i have a 300$ cremation bill that until paid we cannot have his remains. I Would Like this paid by the owner or the dog put down. What can be done for some kind of justice?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 6, 2017

Unfortunately, while they should pay unlikely the law will say they had to. You knew you were sitting another dog, and you brought your dog. If your firend knew you'd bring your dog, you may have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on

Q: Can I use a dog pen as an enclosure instead of a chain link fence as required in the rules.

This rule is so that they can extort money out of tenants and charge them or raise their rent. They do this every year when tenants get their energy assistance money. They try to take is from them. There are numerous trailers without the required fence and some use boards and and wood fencing.

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2017

The landlord controls the terms. They can say no pets., They can say no pets unless they are in a stainless steel enclosure. They can say what they want. Don't like it--move.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Nevada on

Q: If I am walking my dog a child comes running up after I tell him to stay back am I liable?

I was coming back to my stairs after walk the child ran in between me and my staircase

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2016

If the dog isn't under control yes; if it was on a lead, you tightened up when child approached and the child thrust itself at the dog, no. But it's on you to control your dog at all times.And control means that--if it can bite anyone, it's you, not someone else.

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Q: Does my dog need any paperwork to get dog insurance?

David Alan Wolf answered on May 28, 2016

It depends on what type of dog insurance you are looking to obtain. The requirements for "paperwork" will depend on the policies and procedures of the insurance company. There are many loopholes for denying coverage for dog bite incidents. Make sure that you understand the policy that you are... Read more »

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Q: if my neighbors dog try to attack me my dog got lose to protect me she got in between dog fight got bite can she suit me

My neighbors dog try to attack me my dog got lose from his lishe try to protect me when they where about to fight my neighbors got between the to dog when She went down my dog bite her But Let Go Right Away Can She Suit Me

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 13, 2015

Yes, she can probably file a suit against you. Whether she will win is another question.

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