I was recently recommended by both my doctor and psychiatrist to get an emotional support animal and both signed paperwork for me to do so (to help with my bipolar disorder and agoraphobia) but my landlord has a no dog policy. He allows cats but I feel a cat would not be a good fit as part of the reason for me getting an ESA would be for me to get out of the house and be more sociable. I know that he is legally required to allow the animal under FHA laws but I don't want to force him to allow it and be upset about it. Here's the kicker, he is also my grandfather, which is one of the main reasons I don't want to force this on him. He's afraid that if I get a dog than other people in the building will want to get one too, although I'm sure that's probably not the only reason. Any advice on how to talk to him and open him up to the idea? I'm afraid if he can't be agreeable to the idea I will most likely end up moving out, and that's not really something I want to do (rent prices in my area are ridiculous) and I love my home.