When individuals think of service or emotional support animals, they often associate them with dogs or cats. Dogs are the most common service animals because they are specifically trained to perform a job for an individual with a disability. It is important not to confuse service animals with emotional support animals. Service animals (dogs and […]
The laws regarding emotional support animals are federal and therefore must be followed by all states. The process for designating an animal as an emotional support animal is the same for all states, including Missouri.
Emotional Support Animal Letter
For an animal to be considered an emotional support animal the owner must have an ESA letter stating […]
Co-op buildings are buildings where tenants are shareholders of the building. Co-ops are run by the Co-op Board the owners and tenants must follow building rules.
New York State prohibits apartments, condos, and co-ops from denying an applicant due to age, sex, religion, race, disability, etc.
Emotional support animals and their owners are protected […]
History of Animals Assisting Veterans
The use of service dogs for veterans dates back to World War II when a stray Yorkshire terrier named Smoky got adopted by the community of soldiers and helped accompany doctors and nurses in military hospitals. Smoky is regarded as one of the first therapy dogs to serve American soldiers. The […]
Animals can have a monumental impact on the health and well-being of people, especially those who have health conditions and mental disorders. Studies on how humans and animals interact have shown many positive benefits as well as the negative impact that animals can have on people. While 68% of U.S. households have a pet, how […]
While dogs are considered to be a more popular choice in regards to certified assistance animals, cats have been on the rise as another choice for people with disabilities and health conditions. However, the stereotypes against cats have been a deterrent towards this prospect; hence many researchers have been asking the question “can cats provide […]
We may view all dogs as loving, devoted creatures that would do anything to please their human companion. But did you know some dog breeds go above and beyond the “love-meter.”
Here in no particular order are the top 12 most affectionate dog breeds – who wouldn’t fall for number seven?
Looking to get an ESA letter […]
Emotional Support Animals are trending.
The medical world is now (more than ever) realizing the role a furry companion can play in the mental health of its handler. People are naturally drawn towards animals because of the unconditional love they offer – no judgment, no criticism – just good old-fashioned support.
Let’s explore this topic […]
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
Unlike a Service Dog that performs a specific task for a disabled individual, the ESA is defined as a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability.
Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats but may include other species of animals. To be […]