Yes. Generally speaking, it would be lawful for the landlord to evict a tenant under such circumstances.
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Since the landlord apparently did not put a "no pets provision" in the lease (or if the landlord did it was waived by accepting rent for two years knowing of your dog), the landlord may not be able to evict you by proving the pet problem was so severe as to amount to a "nuisance" or "waste" upon the premises under CCP 1161(4); Freeze v. Brinson, 3 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1, 5 (1991).