Landlords in Ontario (not including condominium)

Once you purchase a pet from us it cannot be returned for a refund or credit.

It is entirely your responsibility to be aware of your living arrangements and that your situation accommodates pets. When we agreed to sell you a pet, we did so based on the fact that you have done your research and made all the necessary arrangements. This includes your parents, landlords and condominium agreements.

Laws and bylaws may vary from province to province so always check with your local government if you rent and need to consider pets. Below, I have copied and pasted this page from the government of Ontario website which can be found on this page ...

Can a landlord refuse to rent to a person who has a pet?

Yes. A landlord can refuse to rent to a person who has a pet. A service animal is not considered a pet.

Can a landlord evict a tenant for having a pet?

A tenancy agreement cannot forbid a tenant from having a pet. And once there is a tenancy agreement, a landlord cannot evict the tenant simply for having a pet. This is true even if they agreed that the tenant would not have a pet.

However, there are some cases when the landlord can apply to the L.T.B. to evict a tenant who has a pet. These are some common examples:

  • the pet is making too much noise, damaging the unit or causing other tenants to have allergic reactions;
  • the breed or species is inherently dangerous (e.g. a tenant’s pit bull could be considered “inherently dangerous” even if it hasn’t bitten anyone).
  • the rules of the condominium corporation does not allow pets like the one the tenant has.