Do I Need an Emotional Support Dog, Service Dog or Therapy Dog?

Do you know the difference between an emotional support dog, certified service dog, and therapy dog? People oftentimes confuse these three separate assistance animals by lumping them all together. Each type of assistance animal has a different level of access and a different way to qualify. We will discuss the differences between these animals and […]

Do I Need an ESA Letter or a Service Dog Certification?

Service Dog Certification or ESA Letter? 
Which one is best suited for me?

Dogs have been working with humans for thousands of years. Their loyalty, unconditional love and willingness to serve have brought the canine species into many areas of our lives. This includes helping those with both physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

There are two basic types […]

Emotional Support Animal Letter

What is an ESA Letter?
An ESA letter is a medical document written by a licensed mental health professional recommending a person for an Emotional Support Animal. An emotional support animal letter allows a person to live or travel with their pet for free.
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
Emotional Support Animals (a.k.a. ESAs) are legally-protected pets […]

Top Animal Rescues and Shelters in California

In the state of California, way too many animals have a life that is way too short.  These loving souls are found abandoned, abused, and alone.  For many, the next step is a shelter and a short walk to the end of the line.  But, there are places trying to change that and give these […]

How Many Emotional Support Animals Can You Have?

Can a person have more than one emotional support animal? Can a person with a disability have more than one ESA at home? Can a person have two dogs, a cat and several birds in their home as emotional support pets? This is a reality for some people suffering from a disability, but does this have any legal implications?
Multiple […]

Emotional Support Animals vs. Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs

What is the difference between an Emotional Support Animal, Service Dog and Therapy Dog?

Emotional support animals or emotional support dogs do not have any special training and it is not required by law. Their primary role is to provide emotional comfort, companionship, friendship and affection to their owner. The idea around having an emotional support animal is that the […]

Service animal and emotional support animal differences

Service animals are particularly trained animals that help people with everyday activities, especially people with disabilities. In general, service animals are independently trained to perform functions to assist persons who are qualified individuals with a disability. According to ADA Requirements (2011), only dogs are considered to be service animals; while other animals such as miniature […]

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