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Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs Can Change Lives
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans suffers from a mental or emotional illness? To help combat this epidemic, the US government grants special rights for Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs. It is our mission to support you and help you protect yourself, gaining access to the care you deserve.
For the past 10 years, ESA Doctors has been helping people connect with compassionate licensed healthcare professionals for legal and enforceable Emotional Support Animal Letters. With an ESA letter in hand, pet owners can gain access to no-pet apartments with weight or breed restrictions and are exempt from paying monthly pet fees and deposits.
At ESA Doctors, we are Emotional Support Animal and Service Dog experts. With a decade of experience, we have helped create 80,000+ success stories. You can rely on us to help you address problems that may arise with your landlord or airline. There isn’t an issue we haven’t encountered over this past decade.
Real Reviews from Real Clients
Everyone deserves access to the help they need, and finding someone to trust can be challenging. Our clients have consistently awarded us a 5-star rating and an A+ score year after year. It would be our honor to support you if you need our help. We have highlighted reviews that we believe share our story well. We do our best to provide all the information you may need regarding ESA and Service Dog rights concisely and clear on this page. If you have any questions and would like to talk to a person first, please feel free to send us an email.
Legit letter worked for me. Customer service helped with issues with my landlord.
...this experience was super easy and effective. I automatically renew each year.
The care, sincere compassion and outstanding customer service is beyond compare.
...they really care about your wellbeing and were quick to respond to my questions.
Experience is easy and confidential, made me feel secure.
They make the process so easy and smooth for people like me with serve anxiety.
The therapist was quick to respond and the support team thoroughly answered every question I had.
...provides a very necessary service and treatment at a very reasonable cost.
They are a true ally to people like me that need an ESA for an invisible disability.
You all have been a lifesaver for me and my pet I thank you very much...
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Understanding Your Rights
You should be able to live with your ESA and to safely travel with your PSD without facing discrimination and harassment.
You can live with your Emotional Support Animal in no-pet apartment buildings without incurring monthly pet fees or breed and weight restrictions based on the Fair Housing laws. Our team will help you understand the legal requirements and obtain a legally compliant ESA Housing Letter.
Psychiatric Service Dogs have airplane travel rights and public access rights, just as Service Dogs do. Federal and State disability laws protect both ESAs and Service Dogs. The dedicated healthcare professionals and customer service team we work with are reliable and qualified experts in this field. We do things the right way, so you can feel safe and confident.
Emotional Support Animal
For pets that provide support for emotional disabilities
Landlords and HOAs are legally required to accept ESAs for housing:
– access to “no-pet” buildings
– no pet rent, fees, or deposits allowed
– exempt from breed and weight restrictions
Certify your ESA through a licensed healthcare professional
Psychiatric Service Dog
For dogs trained to perform tasks to aid in a disabilities
Airlines, landlords, and hotels are legally required to accept PSDs:
– welcomed by airlines free of charge
– access to “no-pet” buildings
– public access including hotels and stores
Get a PSD Letter through a licensed healthcare professional
How We Work Together
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Next, a licensed mental health professional will contact you directly through email and will begin to assess your need for an ESA or PSD.
If you qualify, you will be emailed an official ESA letter or PSD letter on your licensed therapist’s letterhead.
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Connect with a licensed healthcare professional and receive a signed letter.
1. What is an emotional support animal (“ESA”)?
An emotional support animal, or ESA, is an animal companion that provides comfort and support to someone suffering from a mental or emotional disability such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or a phobia. Emotional support animals and their owners have certain protections under federal and state laws. Landlords, Co-Ops, HOAs, and other housing providers must allow tenants to live with their ESAs free of charge, even if the building has a policy banning pets.
2. How do I qualify for an emotional support animal?
To have a valid emotional support animal, you must be in possession of a recommendation letter from a licensed health care professional (sometimes also referred to as a “licensed mental health professional” or “LMHP”). The ESA letter will establish that you have a disability and that an emotional support animal alleviates symptoms of that disability. Under federal law, this is the only legitimate way to qualify an animal companion as an emotional support animal.
3. Do I need to register my ESA?
A valid ESA letter is the only documentation you need in order to qualify an emotional support animal. Landlords cannot ask for a certificate, registration, license or ID, or insist that your ESA wear a vest. These items do not confer any legal status on emotional support animals. Some ESA owners use such items as tools to signal that their animal companion is an ESA, but they are not mandatory and do not function in lieu of an ESA letter as valid forms of proof for an ESA. There is also no need to register your ESA in a database or registry.
4. What kind of animals can be an emotional support animal?
People use a wide variety of animals to serve as their ESA. The most common ESAs are dogs and cats. Under Fair Housing rules, an ESA can be a dog, cat, small bird, rabbit, hamster, gerbil, other rodents, fish, turtle, or other small, domesticated animal that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes.
5. What is a Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD)?
Psychiatric service dogs (PSDs) are specially trained canines that perform tasks to assist individuals dealing with mental health issues. As a recognized type of service dog, PSDs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The major difference between a PSD and an emotional support animal is that PSDs need specialized training. Although there is no documentation requirement under the ADA for psychiatric service dogs, many owners obtain PSD letters to confirm their eligibility and to avoid issues dealing with airline employees at the airport.
6. Can I fly with a psychiatric service dog?
Psychiatric service dogs are permitted to board the cabin of planes. Airlines are not allowed to charge any additional fees for bringing your psychiatric service dog.
In order to fly with a PSD, you will need to submit the DOT’s Service Animal Form to your airline. This form requires the handler to confirm they have a service dog that has been trained by a third party or themselves.
7. Why choose ESA Doctors?
We are ESA and PSD owners ourselves. We understand how impactful an animal’s love can have on not only your mental well being but your creative spirit. We know what it feels like to need your animal.
We don’t leave our clients hanging, our clients come back to us year after year and will refer their friends and family to us as well. We earned their loyalty by being loyal. In fact, you may be here from a referral from a loved one! If you want to feel safe and secure during this process, we are on your team and will help you navigate through this experience as stress-free as possible.