I've had multiple sclerosis for 26 years now. I got my dog when she was a puppy about 10 years ago period she weighs about 55 pounds. I've trained her to help me climb stairs and do small tasks. I plan on moving into my boyfriend's apartment building. They allow pets there but they have to be under 35 pounds. If I register her to be a service dog online, would that be enough to grant me access to the apartment complex?
This is difficult to answer as laws pertaining to service animals can vary by state. Moreover, registration of service animals will also vary by state (including what qualifies as a service animal). I suggest you search online with your state and local government offices regarding service animal laws and service animal registration to help you answer your question. If you are having difficulty finding the answers, you can ask your neurologist and/or case manager/social worker to help answer your question. Another source of help would be your local chapter of the National MS Society.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
KP Fontana and Riverside Medical Centers