How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog Letter

A PSD letter is a signed letter from a licensed healthcare professional that helps someone establish whether they have a qualifying disability for purposes of owning a psychiatric service dog. Owners of psychiatric service dogs have special legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Air Carrier Access Act [...]

By |2021-03-10T19:58:36+00:00|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Can My Veterinarian Write an ESA Letter For Me?

In short, no. Veterinarians cannot write an ESA letter because veterinarians are not specifically and legally qualified in the fields of mental health to make that judgment. Only a licensed mental health professional such as a Licensed Social Worker, Psychologist, or Psychiatric. Now, here’s the longer explanation as to why that’s the case: A client [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:51+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Can an Emotional Support Animal Help with Depression?

Emotional Support Animals, by definition, aim to provide comfort and companionship to alleviate mental health issues by their presence, working on an individual scale. Studies have shown some of the benefits of companion pets. According to one study, conducted a study where college students where observed in their cardiovascular behavior in their interaction with dogs. [...]

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How to Get a Therapy Animal

Therapy Animals have more training than emotional support animals but are typically trained to interact with multiple people. Deployed as stress-relievers, they often are seen in hospitals, airports, and college campuses. Usually, these animals are used in “animal-assisted therapy” in nursing homes and help build rapport between a therapist and a child. Their public access [...]

By |2021-01-06T06:41:53+00:00|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Can My Pit Bull Qualify as an Emotional Support Animal?

Emotional support animals can come in all shapes, sizes, and species, unlike service animals, which have primarily fallen into the capable paws of the canine species. Although under the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) any species of animal can be considered an ESA, the problem with Pit Bulls does not lie with this organization, but [...]

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