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  • Therapy Dogs

    Posted by Karen Bennett on February 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2017 1:04 pm


    From the Vancouver Sun:

    According to a summary recently posted on the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal website, the woman’s two daughters have “mental health concerns” that require the assistance of therapy dogs. The strata unit (in BC they call condos stratas) where the family lives does not allow pets. Between 2015 and 2016, the family racked up several bylaw infractions, including fines totalling $9,800.

    This is going to a touchy issue for most condos as more and more people acquire therapy dogs. I understand in some areas it is occasionally abused to get dogs into condos that do not allow dogs.

    Michelle J Lucente replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Karen Bennett

    February 5, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Posted : 14/11/2017 3:14 am


    I saw this story on facebook today. Reading the summary, the tribunal member recommends a mediation.

    The complaint is against the management company which of course states that it was acting on direction of the strata corporation. No actual decision is made but a recommendation to present this to a tribunal.

    The parent claims that the previous owner had a dog and they didn’t know the bylaws, but when you buy a condo the bylaws should be handed over to the buyer prior to purchasing.

    Although I am sympathetic to the resident with the two daughters, but if the dog is causing disturbance, perhaps they can get another dog that is more quiet?

    On the other hand, whose responsibility is it to know the the rules before hand?

    Touchy topic.

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  • Karen Bennett

    February 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Topic starter Posted : 14/11/2017 2:54 pm


    When will the therapy pets stop? See this:‑association‑threatens‑ev.html?utm_content=buffer1384e&utm_medium=social&

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    • Michelle J Lucente

      December 20, 2022 at 11:38 am

      Link in GibsonT’s response goes to a page not found.

      Definitions and standards as to what constitutes a therapy animal are in place, per a webinar I attended recently.

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