Emotional Support Animal Beginner’s Guide

An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is more than a pet. The ESA is part of the treatment for individuals suffering from a psychological or mental illness, such as anxiety, depression or PTSD. They provide comfort and support to their handlers in times of need. The most common type of ESA is an Emotional Support Dog, […]

By |June 17th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How to Verify a Request for an Emotional Support Animal: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants

As a landlord, HOA, co-op, or other housing provider, you may have received a request from a tenant that is looking to live with an emotional support animal (ESA). Housing providers want to comply with their obligations under Fair Housing laws to accommodate tenants with ESAs, but also want to make sure the request is […]

By |August 7th, 2020|Housing|0 Comments

Can an LCSW write an ESA letter?

An emotional support animal (ESA) can bring much-needed comfort to individuals with mental health disorders. To qualify for an ESA a licensed medical health professional must attest in an ESA letter that their patient benefits from having an ESA. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) can indeed make this decision and write an ESA letter. […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Mental Health|0 Comments

Can a Hamster Qualify as an Emotional Support Animal?

An emotional support animal (ESA) is much more than a pet. An ESA fulfills a specific role as a therapeutic source to someone with an emotional or mental disability. By providing company, affection, and attention, an emotional support animal can make the difference for someone trying to overcome a diagnosed disability. 

Unlike a service animal, an […]

By |July 27th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal in Ohio

According to US News, the Buckeye State ranks as one of the top 10 states for opportunity—meaning an opportunity for an improved quality of life and achieving success. This favorable ranking makes Ohio a magnet for people seeking ways to improve themselves. And for people struggling with emotional or mental health concerns, living somewhere with […]

By |July 21st, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Tips for Flying with Your Emotional Support Animal (ESA) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The onset of the Coronavirus outbreak leads to a severe decline in air travel with borders closing down and fearful travelers staying home. By late March, there were 40-60% fewer flights scheduled with international flights being particularly affected. However, with strict lockdown orders ending in many areas and the summer season here, airlines have seen […]

By |July 14th, 2020|Airlines|5 Comments

Do ESA Letters Expire? How Do I Renew Mine?

Why You Should Renew your ESA Documentation 

Some emotional support animal (ESA) owners have faced the misfortune of submitting an ESA request to their landlord or airline and being rejected because their paperwork is outdated. Owners of ESAs frequently ask if and when their ESA documentation actually expires. As we will explain, the answer to whether […]

By |July 5th, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|4 Comments

Florida Passes New 2020 Law for Emotional Support Animals: What Every ESA Owner Needs to Know

Florida recently passed new laws governing emotional support animals (ESA) which go into effect on July 1, 2020. These new laws clarify how residents of Florida can properly qualify for an emotional support animal and affirm the special rights ESA owners have. These rules were also intended to address a growing concern that tenants are […]

By |June 23rd, 2020|Emotional Support Animals|2 Comments

How Do I Make My Dog an Emotional Support Dog?

Emotional support dogs are becoming an increasingly popular option for people coping with mental and emotional health issues. Many current dog owners are aware of the therapeutic benefits and support their canine friends provide. An emotional support animal is a type of legally recognized assistance animal that is allowed to accompany their owner in residential […]

By |June 18th, 2020|Airlines, Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, Housing|38 Comments

Will Disneyland and Disney World Resorts Allow Emotional Support Dogs?

Disney Resorts pride themselves on being welcoming to visitors from all walks of life. They have made their parks accessible to people with disabilities and even recognize the need for Service Animals. Individuals with Service Dogs have access to most areas within Disney Resorts. However, Emotional Support Animals (ESA)—animals that provide therapeutic companionship for individuals […]

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