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This Comment analyzes why dog breed restrictions are discriminatory and ineffective, and how responsible dog owners throughout Florida lack access to inclusive public housing laws. Part II provides background on the breed-specific ordinances in Florida and Public Housing Authorities, including history and definitions. Part III discusses why breed-specific legislations are ineffective, and Florida’s recent attempts to eliminate them. Part IV considers three solutions to trump over Florida’s dog breed restrictions and aid dog owners during the current housing crisis. Lastly, Part V will summarize and conclude the analysis throughout the Comment.