William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Peter Testa
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Bummer

Jan 13, 2019 08:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Service animals have been exploited for a long time.  I knew people who'd put a vest that said "Service Animal" on their dog so they could take it into stores with them.  You can buy a vest on Amazon for under $30.  I bought a body harness for my dog that said "Search and Rescue" on it.  Granted, that's what I do and what I'm training her for, but there was no verification when I made the order.

Jan 13, 2019 07:39 PM
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Richard Weeks
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You are confusing service animals with support animals. Service animals are animals that have been trained to work with one individual and assist those individuals with their disability.  Service animals are limited to dogs, and in some cases miniature horses.  

Jan 14, 2019 04:02 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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William, in my market Pets have made huge inroads and most Condominium Home Owner's Associations allow pets, usually there is  25 lbs restriction and certain breeds that Insurance carriers frown upon... so with that said the short answer is NO. Endre

Jan 13, 2019 08:33 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I haven't seen anything "legitimate' YET and I'm in California. 

Jan 13, 2019 08:20 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
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Our Community Board has briefly discussed this topic, but unless the animal is something very large (horse, cow, etc) or unruly (ferret, mice?), it wouldn't likely affect our Community too much. Pets are already 'here' so generally no special consideration would need to be provided.

I've not heard of others in this area doing anything yet...

The problem with any rule or restriction is enforcement. 

Hope this helps.
Bruce

 

Jan 13, 2019 07:35 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
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I have not encountered that with the HOA (yet).

Jan 13, 2019 07:12 PM
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Nina Hollander
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If I followed what all the HOA's in our area did, that would be a full-time job in and of itself. Have always lived in an HOA community and have yet to really come across this as being a major issue.

Also, don't confuse emotional support animals with service animals. I believe that service animals are quite restricted as to type.

Jan 14, 2019 04:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
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As in all things, service animals have become an abused category. There are always people who push the envelope and think they are entitled. Time to rethink our stance!

Jan 14, 2019 04:05 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
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Some already have these rules in place.  How rules are tough to change

Jan 14, 2019 03:26 AM
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James Dray
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There are people out there that will take advantage of any situation.

Jan 14, 2019 02:08 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Yes, we have most buildings with HOA/management  regulations for pets.

Jan 13, 2019 11:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I've not run across any HOA issues so far nor anyone challenging the pet restrictions because of a service animal.

Jan 13, 2019 10:27 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Very interesting question.  Many of the HOA rules I read clearly define what kind of pets and animals can be kept on a property, I’m sure the day is coming when a homeowner in a subdivision on a 5,000 SF lot will ask that their horse can be in the back yard because it is a service animal.

Jan 13, 2019 07:47 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I have experienced no issues with HOAs and service animals to date, William.

Jan 13, 2019 07:35 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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If the critter comes with a blue leash, accompanied by a well crafted letter from an attorney, the HOA is sidelined, but as always, if those on the board are struggling to find relevance in this life, they still can create difficulty for others.

HOA's have made emotional support animals the poster child of nefarious intent.  I've actually been with buyers making an offer in a no pets community with every intent of egregious 'support animal' litigation in mind. "I know how to get around no pets," they say.

Jan 14, 2019 05:20 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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They should be though. Too many are taking advantage. Recently flying a lady had a cat on a leash on her lap. I sneezed the whole flight from allergies

Jan 14, 2019 04:42 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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They have to draw the line on cows in coach on planes...too hard to squeeze up and down the aisle with the drink cart, trips back and forth to the bathroom...  IMHO .02.

Jan 14, 2019 03:27 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Interesting question. I haven't encountered any conflicts with HOAs.

Jan 14, 2019 03:23 AM
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Lise Howe
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Not that I have heard yet 

Jan 13, 2019 07:31 PM
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Doug Dawes
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I think the use of the term service animal is overused. The Feds recognize service dogs and the owner should have the papers showing evidence from the proper gov agency the dog is a bonafide service dog.

Jan 14, 2019 07:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Not that I know of. They tread pretty gently on this.

I have a service phiranha.

Jan 14, 2019 06:08 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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There are so few HOA's here William Feela I could not tell you.

Jan 14, 2019 05:30 AM
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Vern Eaton
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Not in my area

Jan 14, 2019 03:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No idea.

Jan 14, 2019 03:50 AM
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Debra Leisek
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it is just out of control

common sense has been thrown out the door

 

Jan 14, 2019 12:17 AM
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Bob Crane
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What hoa's do has nothing to do with me since I will not be investing there.

Jan 13, 2019 10:21 PM
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John Juarez
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HOA's in our area mostly all have rules regarding size, type and number of pets. Service dogs would be included without being specifically mentioned, I would think.

Jan 13, 2019 09:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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I am with Richard Weeks - service vs support.  

Either way, I have not encountered any issues with HOAs in my area.

Jan 14, 2019 09:08 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Property managers need to be prepared for unusual requests.

Jan 14, 2019 07:41 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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And then there's the story of the woman with an emotional-support peacock tries to board a United flight. She was rightfully denied! 

There are some condo communities that will not allow any pets whatsoever. People can purchase elsewhere instead of trying to buck the system or make themselves the exception!

Jan 14, 2019 07:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
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I know of no HOAs that do that, but insurance companies are restricting their policies based on certain dogs.

Jan 14, 2019 05:30 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Service cat, service snake, service monkey.....

Jan 13, 2019 08:17 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Not really

Jan 14, 2019 06:40 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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HOA's do it all the time here in AZ.  But back to the airlines - I heard the other day a 'support animal' could be a mini horse. Now how that heck would that be sitting next to somebody with a miniature horse.  You've got to be kidding me - but no - supposedly it's true. Gone WAY TOO FAR.....

Jan 14, 2019 12:10 PM
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Maria Sapio
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I have not encountered any issues -

Jan 14, 2019 08:49 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I suppose that is coming and it should be. There are just too many dumb asses in the World!

Jan 14, 2019 08:34 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Some condo associations are getting more restrictive in their covenants.

Jan 14, 2019 06:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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HOA?  I don't know....but condo complexes often limit the number of pets and the types of pets allowed...

Jan 14, 2019 06:08 AM
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Valeria Mola
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Yes, sometimes service animals are very unusual. 

Jan 20, 2019 08:47 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Dogs and cats. Nothing else. :)

Jan 20, 2019 07:25 AM
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Joan Cox
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They sure are.

Jan 17, 2019 02:28 PM
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Will Hamm
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I have seen HOA put a limit on the size of the dog now.

 

Jan 14, 2019 04:05 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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True service animals are a wonderful support to those who really need it. Many people are abusing the system claiming their pets are service animals to take them to places they should never be.

Jan 14, 2019 11:43 AM
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Darissa Thompson
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Jan 14, 2019 09:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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William,

Agree with Michael Jacobs .

Jan 14, 2019 08:28 AM