How Do I Register My Pet As An Emotional Support?

The only true way to certify your dog as an Emotional Support Dog is through a licensed mental health professional.

You can connect with a mental health professional in real life or online through a website.

To have a legitimate Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.

How do I register my emotional support cat?

How to Register an Emotional Support Cat

  • Connect with a licensed mental health professional online or in real life.
  • Qualify for an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.
  • Step 3. Make sure your cat does not pose a threat to others.
  • Notify your landlord or airline about your emotional support cat.

Who can prescribe an emotional support animal?

For a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal (ESA), he/she must be considered emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.), as evidenced by a properly formatted prescription letter.

Can a landlord deny an emotional support animal?

An emotional support animal cannot be denied by a landlord just because it is a puppy or kitten. Landlords that deny dogs because they are younger and are considered puppies are not following the rules set out by the Fair Housing Act. With that being said, you are responsible for the actions of your ESA.

Where are emotional support animals allowed?

Americans With Disabilities cites that emotional support dogs or animals do not have the training to do specific tasks in assisting a person with disability or impairment, unlike service animals. Hence, the pets may not be allowed to accompany their owner in public places ie. restaurants, stores, hotels.

How do I register my emotional support animal legally?

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 custom ESA license or certification for your personal convenience, but know that this is not legally required.

How much does an ESA letter cost?

ESA letter options.

The total cost of our complete service is $175.00 and includes everything you will need to fly and live with your pet.

Do I need a doctor’s note for an emotional support animal?

An emotional support animal requires a note from a doctor. Emotional support animals are not specially trained to provide a task, but instead provide comfort and emotional support to their owners. An ESA requires a doctor’s note stating your need for the animal to live or travel with their owner.

Can a primary care physician write an ESA letter?

CAN MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WRITE ME AN ESA PRESCRIPTION? No, you must have a letter written by a mental health professional who holds a license: LCSW, PsyD, PhD or LMFT.

What qualifies you for an emotional support dog?

The one requirement for a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal (ESA) is that the person has a letter from a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or medical doctor) on his/her letterhead that states the person is under his/her care, is emotionally or