I have two dogs as pets and the CC&Rs of my association allow
only one. Is there anything I can do short of moving?
Your alternatives are to move or give up one of your pets. The
lesson is clear. Read the governing documents before you purchase
a home within an association. Top
Someone just moved into our condominium association in Cerritos, with a
large pitbull dog. It hasn't attacked anyone, but it is very aggressive
and nearly everyone is concerned about it. Our CC&Rs are silent
on the subject except for permitting members to own up to two
domestic animals. What should we do?
It would have been easier to prevent this problem by amending
your CC&Rs before the pitbull was brought onto the property. Attempting
to deal with the problem after the fact is much more difficult,
but not impossible. The dog may constitute a nuisance which is
probably a violation of your CC&Rs. More facts are needed to adequately
answer your question. The lesson is clear, however: It is far
better to address these types of issues with a CC&R amendment
before the anticipated problem becomes a real problem.