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Have questions about emotional support animals (ESAs)? Great news, you’ll find everything from how to make your pet an ESA, which animals qualify, the benefits of being an ESA owner, and more here.

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What is an Emotional Support Animal?

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

Emotional support animals (ESA) are pets that provide comfort to owners with mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and other disorders diagnosed by...

How to Certify an Emotional Support Animal

How to Certify an Emotional Support Animal

When you certify your pet as an emotional support animal (ESA), you can open more options for affordable housing. Many pet owners feel unfairly burdened...

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal

Interested in an emotional support animal (ESA) or a psychiatric service dog (PSD)? Wondering what type of animal can become an ESA? Ready to get...

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FAQs About Emotional Support Animals

1.How do I make my pet into an official emotional support animal?

You can turn your pet into a legally protected emotional support animal by getting an ESA letter from a licensed healthcare professional. That is the only way to qualify for an ESA under federal and state rules.

2.What rights do emotional support animals have?

Emotional support animals are exempt from no-pet housing policies. They also do not have to comply with breed and size restrictions. In addition, landlords have to waive pet fees, pet deposits and pet application fees for tenants who have submitted an ESA letter.

3.How can I get an ESA letter?

To get an ESA letter you must first be evaluated by a licensed therapist, doctor or social worker. You can qualify for an ESA letter if you have certain conditions like depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, phobias, autism or learning disorders. The provider must verify that you have an eligible mental health condition that is helped by the presence of an emotional support animal.

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