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Can I Get a Therapy Dog for Anxiety?

An anxiety disorder is not something that automatically qualifies you for an emotional support animal. You need to have an established diagnosis and to obtain a recommendation from a licensed mental health professional or doctor to apply for a therapy dog for anxiety. It is essential to understand the difference between a dog as an  Read More…

How Much Does an ESA Letter Cost?

Persons with emotional support animals do not need to pay any fees for their ESA letter. An ESA letter comes from a licensed health care professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, social worker, doctor, or physician’s assistant.

How Often Do I Need to Renew My ESA Letter?

If you travel regularly, you should renew your ESA letter with a licensed mental health professional at least once a year. Under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) for emotional support animals, airlines can request up-to-date documentation from passengers who seek to travel with an emotional support animal. As the ACCA defines it, the current  Read More…

Does ESA Letter Have to Be Renewed

Yes. ESA letters are valid for one year. The recommended practice is to renew your ESA annually to avoid the inconvenience of being denied housing or boarding an aircraft due to outdated documentation.

How Do I Find a Legitimate Emotional Support Animal?

The most legitimate way to get an emotional support animal is to talk to your doctor. There is no service or emotional support animal registry in the United States, so ESA registration is not required by law. To obtain a support animal, you must get an ESA letter from a licensed mental health provider. Talk  Read More…