Rentals are not under the same laws and regs as say taking a SD into a grocery store or other location not open to pets.
Rentals may fall under one of the following or none of the following:
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
- applies to most forms of rentals, exceptions are housing with four or fewer units where the landlord lives in one of the units, and (b) private owners who do not own more than three single family houses, do not use real estate brokers or agents, and do not use discriminatory advertisements.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- receive federal assistance, such as public or subsidized housing.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- housing owned by state or local government, or its instrumentalities, regardless of federal financial assistance.
" ... Approval must be granted PRIOR to service animal entering or residing on the premises... "
First thing, a disabled tenant should always write a letter to the landlord requesting a reasonable accommodation before acquiring a SD or moving into any rental with a SD.
A landlord has the right to request proof that the tenant is legally disabled and also that the dog has received some type of training.