MONTREAL –A Montreal man has made a complaint to the Quebec Human Rights Commission after he was denied an apartment because the building management found his emotional support dog to be too big.
Damiano Raveenthiran says his seven-month-old Doberman puppy, Cash, is his best friend and therapy dog.
“He really helps me a lot with the regulation of my day, routine. I suffer with insomnia. He’s very good at getting me to sleep and waking me up at the right time,” he said.
While he said Cash is loving and not aggressive, the animal has caused him some stress. Earlier this month, Raveenthiran found a three-bedroom apartment in LaSalle. He and his wife passed a credit check and were told they could have it. But then the landlord asked about his dog.
“We told them that we have a Doberman that’s going to be around 70 pounds by the …