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Emotional Support Animal – How to get one! (2018 Update)

Emotional Support Animal


  • Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is for those who suffer from an emotional or mental disability.
  • An ESA can only be prescribed to a patient by a Licensed Mental Health Professional.
  • CertaPet is a legitimate service that connects patients with LMHPs licensed to practice in their states.
  • ESA owners are subject to a number of ‘reasonable accommodations’ as afforded by the Fair Housing Act and the Air Carrier Access Act.
  • An Emotional Support Animal is NOT a Service Animal.
  • There is no such thing as an ‘Emotional Support Animal Certification’. All Certification Services are scams and the certificates worth nothing.
  • You do NOT need to register your ESA with any ‘Emotional Support Animal Registration’ service.
  • Check if you may qualify in as little as 5 minutes. Take CertaPet’s pre-screening test here for free.
An estimate of 61.5 million Americans (or 1 in 4) suffer from a mental or emotional disability.
From post-traumatic stress disorder to depression to over-stressing in situations, what if there was a way to help all of these conditions by only a simple letter and the love of your dog?
Emotional Support Animals are there for you and helps alleviate symptoms of a mental or emotional disability through companionship and affection.
Unlike most types of assistance animals, such as service dogs, ESAs are not required to have any kind of specialized training or experience.
Recognized as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), here’s what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a government agency overseeing the FHA, has to say about Emotional Support Animals:
“The Department’s position has been that animals necessary as a reasonable accommodation do not necessarily need to have specialized training. Some animals perform tasks that require training, and others provide assistance that does not require training.”
People have used emotional support cats, pigs, and even miniature horses as Emotional Support Animals!
Moreover, an Emotional Support Animal isn’t limited to just companion dogs.
See If You Qualify for an Emotional Support Animal Horse as an Emotional Support Animal

Emotional Support Dog Related Laws and Regulations: Step 2

There are two main federal laws applicable to ESAs and their owners, these include the Air Carrier Access Act and the Fair Housing Act.
It is important that anyone considering obtaining an ESA letter be aware of the laws that apply to owners and what they should expect from business owners under the law.

Flying Laws 101: The Air Carrier Access Act

As long as ESA owners provide verified identification for their Emotional Support Animal, airlines cannot refuse transportation or require advance notice before offering service to individuals who are disabled emotionally, mentally, or physically.

Housing Laws 101: The Fair Housing Act

Commonly known as FHA, this law requires apartments and housing communities that ordinarily restrict pets to make “reasonable accommodation” for ESAs.
A landlord cannot deny housing to a verified ESA owner AND cannot charge an advance deposit or fees for ESAs with the exception the ESA owner is neglecting the animal or significant damage is done to the apartment/house.
Unlike most other places, you can get an ESA letter online, ours meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act, and other Emotional Support Animal laws.
Oh and is 100% HIPAA compliant.

Conditions that Qualify You for an Emotional Support Animal: Step 3

In order to enjoy the benefits of having an ESA, all you need is an official Emotional Support Animal Letter written by a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP), such as a Psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist.
Typical qualifying conditions are (but not limited to): post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD, anxiety, depression. fear/phobias, panic disorder/panic attacks, mood disorders, personality disorders, seasonal affective disorder, social anxiety disorder, etc.
An ESA Letter from CertaPet provides:
  • Recognition that you are a patient on a case-by-case basis under a licensed mental health professional’s care for mental or emotional disabilities.
  • Verification that you are significantly limited by an individual disability, such as depression or a similar condition, affecting your mental well-being.
  • Prescription for an emotional support dog (also known as a companion dog), or other support animal, as a necessary reinforcement for your mental health.

Take CertaPet’s 5-Minute Pre-Screening: Step 4

To get your ESA Letter online, all you need to do is take a free 5-minute pre-screening which will determine your eligibility for an ESA dog, ESA cat, or other animal today.
Completely confidential, our brief questionnaire only takes a few minutes to finish.
Find out if you qualify by clicking below:
See If You Qualify for an Emotional Support Animal

Connect with a ESA Knowledgeable Therapist: Step 5

Once you qualify, you will have access to a licensed mental health professional and begin the process of becoming an Emotional Support Animal owner.
We understand time is essential, especially when you have a flight booked or looking to move into a “No Pets Allowed” community. So once you finish the 5-minute pre-screening, it’s smooth sailing from there.

Support Animal Letter within 48 Business Hours: Step 6

After your Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) signs off, you will obtain your ESA Letter within 48 business hours!
This means you don’t have to wait weeks on end to travel or live with your pet.
No line, no wait, and no hassle.

The Top FAQs You Must Know

What is Emotional Support Animal Certification? Do I Need to Get My ESA Certified?

No, you do not need to get your Emotional Support Animal certified. Frankly, it’s not possible.
Like the misconception of registering your ESA into some database online, Emotional Support Animal certification is just a piece of paper with no real use.
To be a real Emotional Support Animal owner, you must have an ESA letter awarded by a therapist after you have taken an assessment of your qualification to own one.
Many sites, as well as people, claim they sell Emotional Support Dog certification but remember all you need is an ESA letter from a LMHP.

Are Emotional Support Animal Registration Sites Legitimate?

We’re often asked if ESA registration sites are real.
The answer is NO.
There is no such thing as an Emotional Support Animal registry.
ESA Registration
To make it clear, the ONLY way for people to qualify for emotional support animals is an ESA Letter from a Licensed Mental Health Professional.
If you see a site claiming to be a “national service animal registry,” “emotional support dog registration,” “official service dog registry,” or a “US service dog registry” they’re handing out false information and only wanting you to pay for a “fake” document.

Emotional Support Dogs: Are they for Sale?

While the idea of buying an Emotional Support Dog all ready to go is appealing, it is not actually possible.
An ESA letter is awarded to a patient with a mental disability, not to an animal.
If the licensed mental health professional believes that the patient’s current pet is providing vital mental support to the patient’s well-being, he/she will likely designate the existing pet as the patient’s emotional support animal.
In case the patient does not have a pet yet, the therapist, psychiatrist, or another doctor will advise him/her to get a pet that can provide much needed mental support, and the newly acquired pet will be designated as an ESA.
If you are in need, rescue shelters and animal adoption centers are always overflowing with supportive furry friends and are a great place to start when thinking about Emotional Support Animals.
An ESA dog letter or Emotional Support Animal prescription will typically include the name of the patient plus details about the animal (name of the animal, breed type, etc).

Are Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals the Same?

To make matters worse, registries often (deliberately, we might add) confuse Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.
While an Emotional Support Animal helps ease the pain of a mental or emotional disability through companionship and affection, a Service Animal (including psychiatric service dogs) is any animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a disabled person.
ESA are NOT service dogs.
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Here’s a quick rundown on what ESAs, Service Animals, & Other Companion Animals Can and Cannot Do:
It’s true.
We don’t advertise as so and is important for you to understand if you are wanting to obtain an ESA letter.

Public Places

A Service Animal may enter private establishments like a grocery store or restaurant (as allowed by the American with Disability Act (ADA)) while an ESA may not.
However, both can live or fly with their pet owner.


As most cat and dog owners know, a Service Animal must be trained.
An ESA does not!
Note: A Service Dog Vest and Emotional Support Dog Vest are not require but are heavily encouraged when traveling or in public places.

Classified as an “Assistance Animal”

Service Animals ✓
  • They can be a Psychiatric Service Animal used for patients who are in need of physical assistance like applying pressure or other specifically trained tasks as well a Service Animal in general who can assist their person with the help they need.
  • Service and Guide Dogs have a lot of public accommodation due to their job to perform specific tasks for their owners such as navigation.
Emotional Support Animals ✓
  • Emotional Support Animals are not Psychiatric Service Dogs but assist as a companion animal for those who suffer from an emotional or mental disability. The human-animal bond grows stronger when your Emotional Support Dog is by your side.
Therapy Dogs ✖
  • Because Therapy Dogs/Therapy Animals are not usually owned by individual owners, they are not technically considered as an assistance animal
  • As a result, Therapy Dog owners are not eligible to receive the reasonable accommodations commonly extended to service dog or emotional support animal owners.
  • They DO provide comfort to retirement homes, nursing schools, hospices, disaster areas and more.
ESA owners are advised to follow the laws, respect their surroundings and absolutely not try to pass off their animal as a ‘Service Animal’.
We hope this helps clear up any confusion around Emotional Support Animals and why you should only use sites, like CertaPet, that connect you with licensed mental health professionals.
Service Dog vs Emotion Support Dog
If you have any questions or are about to use an emotional support dog registration site, please contact us first at (877) 207-0561.

How Do I Ask My Doctor for An Emotional Support Animal Letter?

As more patients with valid ESA needs are becoming aware of the regulations and their benefits, it is very likely that a mental health counselor is already aware of the needs and assistance of an emotional support animal and will happily issue an ESA letter for any patient that qualifies for one.
So if you are significantly limited by a disability and believe that an emotional support dog or any other sort of ESA will help with your mental well-being, feel free to confidently approach your doctor requesting to write a letter for you.
If you are not seeing a doctor or a licensed mental health professional, CertaPet is always here for you.
Let us get you connected with a LMHP today, and you could receive your ESA letter in as little as 48 business hours!

Do the ESA-Related Laws Apply for Universities/Dorms? Can I Have My Emotional Support Animal with Me on Campus?

Universities are included in the Fair Housing Act so they are required to accommodate any student who owns an Emotional Support Cat or Dog or any other animal. And of course, the ESA letter to go with them.

If you are need of an ESA letter for college, click this link to get started!

Any Questions?

You can go to our FAQ section,
Email us at [email protected],
call us at (877) 207-0561,
or chat with us below.

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An Emotional Support animal can be a cat, right? How does one acquire a letter?


All you need is a note from your doctor, no registration online nothing. Any website that’s says you need to register are scams and just want your money.

I love that you can register the animal of your choice as an Emotional Support Animal. For people like me who bond with a particular breed, it is essential that I be allowed to have my Malamute. My first Malamute saved my life as a teenager. I shut down in the worst way and he pulled me threw it. Now I bond with Malamutes in a way that is far more productive for me then any other breed would provide for me. However! My roommate is a completely different story. He has never had a dog of his own and… Read more »
Free Pet

Fantastic. I can now take my pet on airplanes free. So worth it.


Hi, my therapist thinks it’s a good idea to make my dog an emotional support dog. Exactly how do I go about making him one. Do I need to register at a specific place. I live in NYC. Does it cost anything to make him one? I have looked at other sites and have seen them trying to charge at least $80+. Thank you

Anita Urban

If i qualify your questions,how do i get the letter? I would like to get a maltese for to help me. Im not doing good since my little Tanner passed away 5 months ago. My best friend passed 2weeks after him,then my aunt. Thanksgiving i lost my long time boyfriend. I cant function. Wirhout Tanner I rock. Please i need a companion maltese from where? Shelter? Thank you.

Ana Smith

Shelters are great places to look. If you do not find the right dog immediately, keep going back and looking every few weeks, and watch the website as they should keep a list of the dogs available.

Brief background: I am no longer seeing a psychiatrist, don’t believe/trust in medication much as I was over medicated as a child to point where my blood levels were toxic every time I got blood work, but have been diagnosed with many things such as ptsd, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, seizures, and a few other things as well. Still have bad down periods and I had animals growing up and looking back I can see how they helped me with dealing in my home life. I just happened upon an article about emotional support dogs and thought it might… Read more »

Did they respond to you? My son is the same as your nephew and just started researching about a support dog


Any animal is aloud to be an ESA I’m not sure about the landlord but my cousin has a German shepherd ESA So that is no problem as long as he/she is not aggressive with people or other animals it will be just fine


Hello, my name is Rebecca and my daughter Isabella is depressed with anxiety. She needs companionship, so she needs a dog, however our landlord is adament about no dog. If I purchased a license for an emotional support animal, would she be able to have a dog?


The Fair Housing Act (FHA) disallows anyone with an ESA to be rejected housing due to the animal, as long as you have the proper documentation showing that it is in fact an ESA. It is also illegal for landlords to charge an advance deposit for the animal, but if there is significant damage done to the property because of the animal they are allowed to fine you for repairs needed.

Here’s more about ESA laws:

I wish you and your daughter luck; as someone with severe anxiety and depression, I understand her struggle.


Yes she will the dog is not considered a pet it is a work animal . Search around on lone for FHA (Fair Housing Association) Laws . Her Landlord also CAN NOT charge her a “pet” deposit for it or raise her rent or kick her out for it . AS long as she has the letter confirming by a doctor she NEEDS an ESA.


Hello, would German Shepherd be allowed as a ESA?
Also, I need to move back in to my condo that I owe but we can’t have dogs. Are rules the same


I believe any animal can be certified as an ESA, and according to the Fair Housing Act (FHA) you cannot be denied housing because of an ESA. Even if a place of residence does not permit dogs (or other animals) you cannot legally be denied housing there. Landlords are also not legally permitted to charge an advance deposit for any ESA, but if there is significant damage done to the property by the animal they are allowed to charge a fine for repairs needed.

Here’s more information about ESA laws:

Roxy Stuart

I need info. As to where to get an emotional service dog. A dog that is trained for this purpose.
My nephew has asbergers, he is high functioning but cant cope with depression anxiety – if you can text me some agencys names and #’s that would be a great start. Thanks

Cecil Ball
Hey My name is Cecil Ball. I’m looking for an emotional support Bird. Preferably an Timitan or African grey or an Amazon Blue Front. But at least something that I can train or keep training to talk. We had an Amazon when I was younger and I learned I guess my fair share of working with the birds. I can trim their wings and toe nails. I’m on a fixed income so I need smaller payments or lower price. The Amazon Blue Front we had was a rescue from a local person. She was named Baby and she was pulling… Read more »
I live in a college dorm and am diagnosed OCD. I was thinking that if I could adopt a kitten or even an older cat it would help me a lot (as my dog and cat back home help more than you can imagine). In order to get an ESA letter, do I need to have the pet first? I ask because I can’t bring my cat from home here as she is too old and would not understand but if I had a letter could I then adopt one? (The dorm won’t let me have it unless I have… Read more »

I’m under the treatment of a general practitioner for my mental health issues. Will a letter from her be enough to qualify me? I took your five-minute test and it said I was a good candidate . Previously the family dog acted as an ESA for me, even though we’d never registered her, and I’d like to register the next dog I get for the housing and travel benefits.


Hi Robyn,

Not to butt my nose in, but if you scroll down a few comments to the one from Kay (24 October 2016), you will see that she poses a very similar question (though a bit more complicated, as she is overseas).

This was the response to her post: Send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you out.

I hope that they will be able to assist you as well!

Best of luck, and good health to you,

Toni Self

I have a dog that is great at helping me with emotional support. He is 6 yrs old, sweet and mostly well behaved. He does get excited around new people and tends to jump on them. Any ideas where I can get training done with him before I worry about getting a letter from my dr?


I previously saw a life counselor and specialist on mental health; however I have not been to see then in a few months. I was diagnois and work at a pet store because it helps with my depression and anxiety. My parents recently got me a dog because I am moving out. Will I have any problems contacting my life counselor for a letter for a ESA?

I already have an ESA and have traveled on over 35 flights with him. However, I have been stationed in Japan for over a year now, and my letter is over a year old and is from my psychiatrist back in the states that I obviously am not treated by anymore. My question is, will it be sufficient for my primary care physician to write me a new letter (for an upcoming trip)? Because I have not been seeing a psychiatrist, and have only been treated by my PCM (not many resources out here.). I will be flying Delta Airlines… Read more »

Send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you out.


I am currently seeing a psychologist for my GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). Can she write me a letter for an emotional support animal? I’m confused about what mental health professional has to write the letter. I would need my dog to fly with me and have the letter for housing.


Yes. Your therapist can 🙂 Just have her read the Fair Housing Act and Air Carrier Access Act if you need guidance on the laws.

Lisa Cowan

Yes there is no definition of what you can or can’t have


I own a ball python and she is a sweetheart! She has helped me become less angry at times and depressed. I am diagnosed with depression and I may be Bipolar l. Can she ever be a ESA?


There is some disagreement around what type of Animals can be classified as ESAs, so I recommend you speak with one of Therapists to find out 🙂


It is ridiculous requests like this that will make it bad for everybody. I actually like snakes, but you know very well that lots of people are petrified of them. Why do people always have to take everything too far.


Doug – l totally agree with you


Can my neurologist write me a letter?


The law states Licensed Mental Health Professional, so technically they can not but I have heard about Medical Doctors doing it for their patients.

Mikki Olsen
Hi, my general physician told me (and she’s not the first) that due to me finding comfort in dogs tha I should get an ESA . I have anxiety about leaving home and being in public and have almost a phobia of people. Sometimes I can’t go out and won’t for several days until I’m forced to go to the grocery store because there’s no food at home. I do not make friends easily, most of the people I regularly deal with are friends I’ve had since school. Have not kept any new friends around since middle school. I could… Read more »
Mimi Fairweather

Yes, my neurologist has written them.


I have a Generalize Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, and Bipolar II. I have two cats that help me to control my mood swings and my anxiety. I know they qualify to become ESA’s. How do I go about that. Do I need to get a letter for each of them or can I cover both? Do I need any proof of my conditions?

Rebecca Barclay

I am also quite new to this process. In the past, my Primary Care Physician’s letter (ie: My Doctor) was sufficient for federal low-income housing. Suddenly, in this new apt, it is not?? I should think one letter for two cats should be enough, but that’s a ?? for the ESA folks to answer*!* Good Luck*!*


Joseph, I would suggest you first take our free pre-screening exam to see if you qualify. This will then take you through the process which we have made as painless as possible. Thanks Joseph and we wish you well.

What is the charge for the Mental Health letter, and do I have to “renew” this letter on a yearly basis at the same cost? We live in a community where only 1 pet is allowed, and my husband has a cat that couldn’t care less if I lived here. He is daddy’s boy all the way. A dog for me would greatly improve my mental state and other medical issues, and would no doubt help me live longer. Will this letter be able to fight the HOA board and allow me to keep a small dog? Others have gone… Read more »

Send us an email at [email protected]. We will be able to connect you with a licensed mental health professional that can see if an Emotional Support Dog is right for you.


Can any animal be an ESA animal? And are their animals that are already trained? If so where can I get one?


Do you need to get a vest or anything for an ESA, or is your letter all that is needed? Like can I walk my dog around on her leash/harness as normally and just keep your letter on me at all times?


Vests are definetely recommended. We will soon be providing cards also. However, you can get vests from our partner CCompanion Animals here –>

Does someone with and ESA have to get a new letter every 12 months, just wanting to make sure if information i have been given prior is correct or not before doing anything. I do have ptsd, deppression, anxiety, and panic attacks, and i do know i can get get certified. I just prefer not to have someone drive me an hour to my doctor, and haven’t found a new psychiatrist since my last one wouldn’t help with anything except calling the cops when i explained what i was going through at the time (her not wanting to refill my… Read more »

Typically the Therapist only will write letters that cover 1 calendar year. This is primarily due to the fact that they see it as a prescription.

Rebecca Barclay

My goodness, gracious, sakes alive. Your story is almost exactly like my pals experience up here in Northern AZ, excepting his “idiot” wasn’t/is not even a real Dr, merely a “nurse practitioner”; which frankly I believe, this person is only the practicing part, not even a true Nurse*!*

What is up with these new requirements, when a Dr’s letter was perfectly acceptable just 4 months ago, now it is NOT??


Rebecca, the letters are only good for one year after which a reassessment is required by law.

Gareth Mannion

A cocktail is for emotional support, but not an animal


Sounds like you have a drinking problem. You should probably see a psychiatrist about that.


Does an ESA have to be a dog? What other animal can it be? Could it be a cat? Or a conure (small parrot).

Steeny Bakke

Any animal can qualify, but you might have to fight harder for people to recognize a pony over a dog or cat. My friend has a cocktail as her ESA.

Ayralynn Darling

Can I still qualify to have an emotional support dog if I don’t have a current psychologist? Or do I have to have a doctor? (I can’t afford to be seen by a professional even though I am diagnosed with mental disabilities)


You will need to be assessed by a Licensed Mental Health Professional which could be a Doctor or a Therapists in your area or via Telahealth.

Crystal Diana

I’m not diagnosed with any illness but I’m want to get my Labrador ESA certified. Our Apartments don’t allowed large bread dogs. She was given to us by a neighbor and we got attrached. Now, since she’s been in our life everything has been different in a great way. She gets me out of the apartment and active. Also we have been trying to get pregnant for a few years with no luck, which causes me to isolate myself and feel down most days.


Give us a call or email us at [email protected]. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about Emotional Support Dogs.

Seiarrah Johnson

Hello, I wanted to know how long does it take to hear back from the professional after you do the screening. I’m currently looking to get an emotional support kitten recently and just wanted to know. My boyfriend was the one who recommend this to me since i suffer from depression and anxiety . He even offered to help me get the kitten if I was approved.


Once you complete your intake assessment and are assigned to a Licensed Mental Health Professional, you should hear back within 24-hours. IF you have any concerns just give us a call at (844) 272-9391 or email us at [email protected]. We just built a new software platform so things are running even better than before 🙂

I have a variety of medical problems that not only affect my mental health but my physical. My ability to walk is due from my heart and my 22Q Deletion Syndrome, and I have anxiety, constant panic attacks and I’ve been suicidal (I called a suicide hotline the other day and thankfully they helped calm me down). I currently have three dogs but none of them help me. They aren’t trained and are actually all quite spoiled but the thing is i want a dog just for me that will listen and guide me through my episodes and let me… Read more »

You may want to actually get a trained Service Dog. Since ESAs are not trained to perform specific tasks, a service dog may be a better solution for you. Send us an email at [email protected] and our customer experience team can guide you through the process.

All the best,
CertaPet Team


I have a dog who helps my depression


Could you guys provide a dog for me or do I have to get one myself?


We do not provide you with a dog, we only provide you with access to a Licensed Mental Health Professional. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can give you some more information.


Is this letter guaranteed? I have a flight coming up in a few days and I need to show necessary paperwork in advance.


Our letters are 100% real and come from Licensed Mental Health Professionals so YES they are guaranteed :-). Send us an email at [email protected] to learn more.


Hi, I suffered from depression for many years yet never told doctors or anyone about it. Now I am currently pregnant and it still affects me. I live in an apartment that does not accept pets. Will this website be able to help someone like me get a dog since I have no medical documentation anywhere of my past history?


Yes! You will have a consultation with a Licensed Mental Health Professional who will determine whether or not an Emotional Support Animal will be good for you. If you have more questions just email us at [email protected].


Our apt complex wants my wife’s physician to sign and fill out a quick questionaire given to us by the apt to prove the need for the therapy dog. Is this something you could do if we emailed it you?


All of the Therapists in our network can help you with this. Just take the 5-min Emotional Support Animal screening by clicking “Start Here” and if you are a good candidate you will be able to pay for a consultation with a Licensed Mental Health Professional. After that, you will be able to work with the Therapist to get the documentation you need.


After we complete the certapet screening, do I have to do anything else or wait until I get a response from the screening?


The screening is an informational tool that tells you whether you are a good candidate. Afterwards you will want to head over to and select the type of consolation you would like. Once you pay, you will be automatically connected with a Licensed Mental Health Professional via our proprietary health platform and they will have the final say as to whether or not an ESA will be beneficial to you. If you have any questions or concerns shoot our Customer Experience team an email at [email protected].

Have a great weekend!


What if I need a prescription before I can get an animal?


Some Mental Health Professionals will do it and some will not. Just shoot our customer support team an email at [email protected] so we can understand your situation a little better 🙂

heather neumann

After receiving the letter do we need to register the animal in any other way?


Registries are scams since they are meaningless without a recommendation letter from a Licensed Mental Health Professionals. If you check the quick summary of Emotional Support Animal Laws we compiled, you will noticed that no where does it say anything about registries. My suggestion is to steer clear of them and save your money.

Andy Harrison

I’m sure that there are plenty of people out there who could greatly benefit from getting something like this. Now you can’t just pick any animal and call it good. You have to take a test to make sure you are eligible for one. If you are, then how would you go about picking an animal?


Unlike a Service Dog, Emotional Support Animals require no training and do not have to meet any special requirements. However, we highly recommend that you ensure your dog is well trained and well behaved to reduce any potential conflict when bringing them into a rental house/apartment or on an airplane.


So I currently do not have a dog that I can take with me. My parents dog helps me with my anxiety and depression but I cannot have him. Would I be able to get my own dog? Or do I already have to own one?


Shoot us an email at [email protected] and our customer experience team will give you some more details on the process.


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