Our condo association master deed has the following provision: "No pets shall be raised, bred or kept in any Unit or in the common areas." I recently submitted a request to wave this provision when my children who live out of state visit with their dog. My request was accompanied by a letter from my physician detailing medical diagnosis (advanced cancer requiring continuous treatment) and the need to allow my children to visit at any time with their dog. I indicated in my request the dog would not be living in my unit permanently but only visiting.
My request was denied by the trustees who said the emotional support request was coming from the family and not the resident who would need a support animal on a full time basis.
What are my options? Any advice is much appreciated.
The deed apparently does not explicitly forbid visiting dogs, it only mentions pets "raised, bred or kept" - whatever that means.