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Which Airlines Are Still Allowing Emotional Support Animals?

Updated January 2021 In this article, we’ll review which airlines have programs to accept emotional support animals (ESAs). 2020 ended with major news for ESA owners: starting on January 11th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) would no longer require airlines to accommodate emotional support animals. In the years prior to this rule change, [...]

By |2021-01-15T15:25:22+00:00January 8th, 2021|Airlines|0 Comments

How Dogs Can Help People with Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 54 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Most children are diagnosed with autism around four, though some are diagnosed as early as age 2. As these children grow up, transitioning from a school environment into adulthood can be challenging, as services for adults [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:18+00:00December 30th, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

New DOT Rules for Emotional Support Animals: What Every ESA Owner Should Know

On December 2nd, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had finalized rules that will allow airlines to treat emotional support animals as ordinary pets. Passengers who own service dogs will still be able to board flights free of charge, as long as they complete newly adopted federal forms. These new rules will [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:19+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Airlines|9 Comments

Can A Primary Care Physician Write an ESA Letter?

It's a general assumption that only a psychologist, counselor, or psychiatrist can write an emotional support animal (ESA) letter. The word “emotion” leads to the belief that only a healthcare professional who deals primarily with emotional and mental concerns can write a letter for an ESA. The truth is that a family doctor, also known [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:19+00:00November 28th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|2 Comments

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in Dallas

"Live Large. Think Big." is Dallas's tourist slogan. Dallas, Texas is surrounded by 12 counties spanning over nearly 9,000 square miles, making it 4th larges metropolitan area in the USA. Unsurprisingly there is a lot to be explored and discovered. With an abundance of dog-friendly parks and attractions and the overall acceptance of pets in [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:20+00:00November 16th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can an LMFT write an ESA Letter?

Any pet owner understands the feeling of warmth when a dog greets them at the end of a hard day. For some, however, that feeling is more than “pet love”—it's part of a healing process due to a mental or emotional disorder, in which case the pet could be defined as an emotional support animal [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:21+00:00November 4th, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in Michigan

Michigan is known for its cool cars and even cooler music (Motown!). Michigan also boasts pet-friendly outdoor activities galore. Surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Great Lakes, Michigan offers fantastic outdoor beach and lake activities. No other state can claim being bordered by 4 out of the 5 Great Lakes while owning many large [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:22+00:00October 26th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Are Golden Retrievers the Perfect Emotional Support Dog?

Emotional Support Animal, Service Animal, or a Pet? Is a pet an emotional support animal? Although pets provide humans with companionship and affection, they are not emotional support animals (ESA). An emotional support animal is more than a pet because it serves a very therapeutic purpose, as identified by a healthcare professional, for people who [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:22+00:00October 18th, 2020|Dogs|1 Comment
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