Registration is NOT required for emotional support dogs!
How do I register my Emotional Support Animal?
If you are considering registering your dog, you should know that there is no official registry. What you need to certify your pet as an Emotional Support Animal is an ESA Letter written by a licensed therapist.
If are ready for an ESA Letter and would like to connect with a licensed mental health professional to assist you in this process, click on the link below.
If you registered your Emotional Support Animal, stop and read this important information.
What is an ESA Letter?
An ESA letter is a recommendation letter written by a licensed therapist.
An ESA Letter should be written by a mental health professional. In many cases, your family doctor or primary physician may not be the right choice. To qualify for a legitimiate ESA Letter, make sure to work with a licensed mental health professional who specializes in animal therapy so they know all the requirements around Emotional Support Animals. You do not want to worry about whether your ESA Letter will be accepted or not.
If you are currently working with a therapist, ESA Doctors recommends asking them to write you an ESA Letter.
If your current therapist does not believe in animal therapy or are unaware of ESA rights, you may seek support from one of the therapists we work with. Please click on the image below or on this link to proceed – Qualify for an ESA Letter Online.
How is an ESA Letter different from an ESA Registry?
An ESA Registry is a site that asks for money to confirm that you have a registered emotional support animal. This is not required by law and does not need to be done.
If any company or website states that ESA registration is required, they are a scam and should not be trusted.
The only way to qualify your pet as an official ESA is to qualify for a legitimate ESA letter from an ESA doctor (such as a psychologist) or licensed therapist (LMFT, LPC, etc.). You may choose to carry a copy of your ESA Letter on your phone so you have access to your letter at all times.
What should an ESA Letter Contain?