Do New York apartments allow dogs? NYC Pet Laws and Restrictions
About 75% of all New York City buildings do not allow pets. The NYC Pet Law, which applies to renters living in buildings with three or more apartments and to co-op apartment owners in all five boroughs, protects dog owners who have rented in a building that does not allow dogs.
Are pitbulls allowed in NYC apartments? Are pit bulls allowed in NYC? While some cities and towns in New York State do have breed-specific laws, there is no outright pit bull ban in NYC. However, in February 2010, NYCHA banned pit bulls, Doberman pinschers, and Rottweilers (full breed or mixed), from its developments.
How do you get around pet restrictions in an apartment?
- Get a Complete DNA Test.
- Get Professional Training for Your Dog.
- Rent from Private Owners Instead of a Company.
- Get Pet Insurance.
- Offer a Pet Deposit.
- Create a “Resume” for Your Dog.
- Register Your Pet as an Emotional Support Dog.
Can I get a dog if my landlord says no? According to the Consumer Rights Act (2015), tenants should have the right to ask permission to keep a pet – a request which a landlord can’t refuse without a good reason – conditions in the building’s lease, or the landlord’s insurance policy, for example.