Best Birds as Emotional Support Animals

Forget the term "bird-brained," birds are anything but. Birds are intelligent creatures and make great companions. They can be trained to do tricks, respond to their name, and bond with their owners. Besides, birds are the only animals that can reproduce human speech and mimic other sounds. Although they may not be the first animal [...]

By |2021-02-10T15:36:27+00:00February 4th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Which Airlines Are Still Allowing Emotional Support Animals?

Updated February 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 |2021-02-08T18:00:59+00:00January 8th, 2021|Airlines|27 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|17 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
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