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 have […]

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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 […]

Scientific Evidence that Dogs are Good for You

Dogs have been coexisting with humans for thousands of years. They have been our closest allies since the days we were roaming the plains as hunters and gatherers. Dogs have evolved needing us, but have we evolved needing them?
Dogs Can Lower Stress
According to a study from the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, conducted at […]

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Top 12 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds for Emotional Support

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?

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9 Ways Dogs Show They Love Us

Ask any good pet parent if they know their dog loves them and you will most likely get a resounding “yes!”
The canine species is “(wo)man’s best friend” for a reason. All you have to do is click on any social media site or animal-related website to find examples of dogs showing their love for their […]

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How to Certify an Emotional Support Dog

Updated: February 2020

The world can be a stressful place and the worries of everyday life can be overwhelming. To help cope with these feelings, many people turn to pets as a source of comfort. But an Emotional Support Dog is much more than just an ordinary pet.

Individuals that suffer from a disability in the […]

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Emotional Support Dog Owners Live Longer

Want to live longer? Don’t go to the gym! Get a dog!
A Swedish study published in Scientific Reports shows that dog owners have a 20% reduced risk of death and 23% lower risk of cardiovascular death. Another study conducted in England confirms the health benefits of dog ownership, primarily when it comes to physical […]

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What is an Emotional Support Dog? | Legal Guidelines

Have you been struggling with anxiety and depression? Unfortunately, there are very few of us who go through life unscathed. Each of our challenges and demons is unique. Our love for our dogs is universal.

If you are reading this, it means you are ready to seek the support of an Emotional Support Animal Therapist and […]

How to Get an ESA Dog

It is already a well-known fact that animals can help reduce the effects of anxiety, depression and similar mental or emotional illnesses. These animals are called emotional support animals (ESA) and specific federal laws are devoted to providing their owners with all the comfort they need. Read on to learn more about “registering” an ESA, […]

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How to Register My Dog as an ESA? Tip #1 – Don’t!

What is an Emotional Support Animal? 
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is often a priceless friend in need for persons suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses. They provide therapeutic support and are therefore irreplaceable for such people. The most common type of ESA is an Emotional Support Dog.

How do I register my Emotional Support […]

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