Category Archives for "Emotional Support Animal Laws"

ESA Weekly News March 24th: New ESA Bills Passed in Michigan

Reading Time: 2 minutes A lot is going on in the world right now with the coronavirus outbreak. But we’re still carving out time to bring you the latest scoop on emotional support animal news. Today is our turn to report on two new bills introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. Are you ready to start your morning with us? See If You Qualify

Types of Emotional Support Animals and Their Legal Rights

Reading Time: 4 minutes Emotional support dogs and cats are very popular. They help people with a mental or emotional disability live a better life. They can do wonders to someone’s mental health wellbeing! That seems obvious, just look at how adorable and lovey they are! But do you know what types of emotional support animals someone can have? ESAs don’t

How Many Emotional Support Animals Can You Have?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Maybe you know by now that an emotional support animal (ESA) will be your best friend. But what you may not know is that there is no law restricting the number of ESAs you could potentially have. The question remains: “How many emotional support animals can you have?” Are there any state or federal restrictions? What are the

Emotional Support Cat Certification Myth Debunked

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve ever looked into assistance animals, you’ve probably come across “emotional support cat certification.” Are we right? This latest scam is all over the internet nowadays. Every year, more and more Americans fall for it. They want an emotional support animal by their side but don’t know how to do

How to Qualify for an Emotional Support Animal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maybe you already know that domesticated animals make great furry companions. They help individuals with disabilities live a normal and healthy day-to-day life. These assistance animals the perfect addition to any mental health therapy regimen. But do you know how to qualify for an emotional support animal in the United States? There

A Guide to Owning an Emotional Support Rabbit

Reading Time: 3 minutes If an emotional support animal (ESA) is adorable, imagine a cute little emotional support rabbit. It’s cuteness to the max! This loving companion animal can help you cope with your mental health or emotional disability. You two are protected by two federal laws and have special rights. But what exactly are those rights? And aren’t

Steps to Take When Your Landlord Refuses Your ESA

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you live in a building with a no pet policy and are considering getting an emotional support animal (ESA)? Or, do you already have an ESA and want to rent accommodation where, technically, pets are not allowed? What are the steps to take when your landlord refuses your esa? Can the property owner evict you? Is there recourse? Yes,

Do Emotional Support Animal Letters Expire?

Reading Time: 3 minutes More people than ever are turning toward emotional support animals (ESAs) as an alternative treatment plan for mental illness. Not only do ESAs have a massively beneficial impact on the mental health of their owners, but they are also protected by two very important federal laws. All people need to get an ESA is an ESA letter. But, do

New Year, New Laws: The Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the new year, new legislation has taken effect in Illinois. The Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act just went into effect on January 1st and helps housing providers fulfill their obligations to disabled residents by determining exactly what is required to establish disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal. What’s

Emotional Support Animals and the Human Animal Bond

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pet owners will be the first to tell you that having a pet is an amazing experience. You get to share your day-to-day with your adorable pooch. But there’s so much more to companion animals than the cuteness factor. Did you know the human animal bond does wonders for your physical and mental health? Being around animals is especially

Understanding the DSM 5 and Emotional Support Animals

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hundreds of psychiatrists have written this book on mental health disorders. Quite literally. It’s called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but you probably know it as DSM 5. Health professionals from all over the world use this manual. It contains guidelines for licensed mental health professionals about

A Complete Guide to the Allegiant Air ESA Policy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you planning to board a flight soon and wish to take your emotional support buddy with you? We have good news. The Allegiant Air ESA Policy is very welcoming of assistance animals. You can take your furry companion hassle-free. Keep reading to learn more about the documents you’ll need and the restrictions in place! Allegiant

How Your ESA Can Help Make This a Happy Thanksgiving

Reading Time: 4 minutes Thanksgiving is usually a day for celebration and gathering. Friends and family get together to celebrate this national tradition every November, centuries after the first settlers and Native Americans had their famous meal. But for some, Thanksgiving is a sad day. It’s more common than you may think. Amid the tradition of eating

Getting an Emotional Support Animal in Washington State

Reading Time: 4 minutes The rainy Pacific Northwest winters can put a damper on anyone’s mood. They can make it harder for people with mental or emotional disabilities to live their day-to-day lives. That’s why getting an emotional support animal in Washington state is such a great idea. Those with a mental illness will benefit greatly from the company

ESA Weekly News October 27th: Michigan Debates ESA Laws and North Dakota Law Weeds Out Fake Service Animals

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a crazy week for emotional support animal news. Michigan started debating new emotional support animal (ESA) laws in the state senate this week. Meanwhile, North Dakota passed a law to punish those who misrepresent service animals. Keep reading to get the full scoop. See If You Qualify for An ESA Here Michigan State Debates

Why Your Emotional Support Squirrel Is on the No-Fly List

Reading Time: 4 minutes Squirrels are adorable, who could resist them? Some people love these animals so much they have gotten an emotional support squirrel. But keeping the fluffy rodents as ESAs isn’t quite straightforward. Did you know virtually all airlines don’t allow them on board of commercial flights? Or that not all landlords accept squirrels

Getting an Emotional Support Animal in Florida

Reading Time: 4 minutes Live on Miami Beach, in the Keys or anywhere in between? Wondering if an emotional support animal in Florida is right for you? Find out all you need to know about ESAs, service animals and companion animals – plus how to get an ESA letter for Florida – in our guide. Take CertaPet’s Free Screening Test Emotional Support Animal

ESA Weekly News Report September 17th: Emotional Support Pit Bulls Can Fly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Much has changed regarding emotional support animals on flights. Today, we cover two big stories about this topic. The first is about a new federal guideline allowing pit bulls aboard planes. The second is a look back at the changes made by Frontier Airlines to its ESA policy a year on. Get up to speed with us. See If You Qualify for

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