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Emotional Support Animals: Things to Know

Animals have played a significant role in assisting people with disabilities for more than a hundred years. The first guide dog was assigned to a blind World War One veteran in 1916. Dogs and other animals have been uses as part of the therapeutic process since. The emotional support animal (ESA) has been introduced more  Read More…

Do I Have to Disclose My Emotional Support Animal?

People with emotional support animals have specific protection and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Having an ESA means that you are, for instance, allowed to live with your animal in a building that has a “no pets permitted” policy, so you don’t have to disclose your emotional  Read More…

Can I Take My Emotional Support Dog to Stores?

Since emotional support animals are not required to have any training like service animals, they may not be allowed to accompany you in public places such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. Nevertheless, individual states have their own laws about bringing ESA’s in public places, so it would be best if you double-check with your local  Read More…

Is Emotional Support Animal Legit?

Emotional support animals offer relief to people in anxiety-provoking situations, help alleviate the symptoms of depression, bring comfort to those who are grieving, and offer companionship to people who are feeling lonely. An emotional support animal is part of the therapeutic process recognized under the law (the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier  Read More…

How Do I Get My Dog Trained as a Therapy Dog?

Therapy dogs are not the same as service dogs, who are trained to provide a specific service. They also differ from emotional support animals, which require an ESA letter or prescription from a licensed mental health professional (but don’t need to have any special training). Therapy dogs need to be certified from and registered in  Read More…