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How to Get ESA Pet Fees and Deposits Refunded as an ESA Owner

…and How to Protect Yourself as a Landlord

Under the Fair Housing Act, housing providers such as landlords, Co-Ops and HOAs cannot charge their tenants fees, deposits, and surcharges in connection with their emotional support animals (ESAs). ESAs are not considered pets for purposes of Fair Housing rules and must be allowed even in buildings that […]

By |April 17th, 2020|Housing|11 Comments

7 Excuses Landlords, HOA’s, and Condos Can’t Use to Deny an Emotional Support Animal

We will explore commonly used excuses that housing providers give to deny tenants their right to live with an emotional support animal. The intent of this article is to answer questions and provide helpful information to tenants requesting ESA accommodation from their landlords and also to educate landlords on what they should avoid when faced […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Housing|22 Comments

Remote Online ESA Services From Licensed Therapists

You may use the services of a therapist or health care provider who works remotely to qualify your pet as an emotional support animal. A properly licensed therapist can help determine whether an ESA is right for you through online services.

By |March 20th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals, Mental Health|2 Comments

Emotional Support Animals for Bipolar Disorder

How do Emotional Support Animals benefit people with bipolar disorder?

Animals are quick at recognizing emotional changes in human beings. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) provide ease and companionship during times of distress. They can also encourage handlers with bipolar disorder to interact with the outside world, which provides further opportunities to socialize and engage in physical […]

By |March 6th, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

U.S. Department of Housing Issues New 2020 Rules for Emotional Support Animals

On January 28th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance regarding Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in housing. In this recent guidance, HUD recognizes the crucial role that Emotional Support Animals can have in the lives of their owners.

By |February 16th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals, Housing|62 Comments

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

Important info about emotional support animals and how to qualify for an ESA letter that actually works for you.

By |February 13th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Emotional Support Animals: Helping to Heal Mental Health Issues

Studies show that Emotional Support Animals can provide a comforting presence to handlers that suffer from a variety of mental health issues. As knowledge regarding the benefits of using ESAs grows, therapists may become more likely to recommend an Emotional Support Animal to patients who suffer from;

AnxietyDepressionPTSDAutismAgoraphobia (fear of being outside of the home)Aerophobia (fear of […]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

Emotional Support Animals for ADHD

Common symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

A person diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have deficits in brain development and brain activity, which affect the ability to pay attention, sit still, and have self-control. The three main symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and inability to maintain focus. These can impact […]

By |January 9th, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

5 Questions Everyone Asks About Emotional Support Animal Housing Rights

Since 2015, ESA Doctors has helped clients interested in qualifying for emotional support animals connect with real licensed mental health professionals. As Emotional Support Animal (ESA) advocates, we find it important to educate our clients and anyone in need about ESA housing rights and how to effectively communicate with your landlord.

We know first-hand that […]

By |December 28th, 2019|Emotional Support Animals, Housing|17 Comments

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in Seattle

Seattle offers greater privileges for pets and Emotional Support Animals than many other cities in the USA. Within the Emerald City, dogs can ride on city buses, visit several hotels and restaurants, and run free within a few famous off-leash parks. Everyone with an animal companion, including ESA owners who suffer from mental disorders such […]

By |December 16th, 2019|Emotional Support Animals, Housing|0 Comments
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