and Video Courtesy of Channel 8 News
By Yesha Callahan
January 5, 2018
Danielle BonJovi wants to have fun in the sun
poolside, but she has to bring her “service” dog with her. Unfortunately
the condo association for the Fountains At Countryside, in Clearwater,
has rules against dogs without service documentation being poolside.
BonJovi, Maui started out as an emotional support
animal, and in an interview with WFLA said she “wanted
to train him to be a service dog to assist me with my
“I have a letter from my psychologists, stating that I
have a disability. That is covered by the ADA and also
covered by the Fair Housing Act and the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973,” said BonJovi.
But if BonJovi can’t prove Maui is an actual service
animal, by submitting the proper documentation, the
condo association says she’ll be fined $100 every time
she brings the dog near the pool.
Sounds like a simple way for BonJovi to prove Maui is indeed a service
dog is to submit the documentation, right? There’s no word on whether or
not BonJovi’s dog is an actual service animal, because she would not
allow the condo association to make copies of the documents she showed
them. Either way, BonJovi or Maui won’t be poolside until the paperwork