Live anywhere you wish and travel with your “best friend” without pet fees.
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
Under US law an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is a pet which provides therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship and affection. Emotional Support Animals are not required to have any specialized training, they require only as much training as an ordinary pet requires in order to live peacefully among humans without being a nuisance or a danger to others.
There are two federal laws which grant special rights to owners of Emotional Support Animal:
- The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (42 USC 3601, et seq.) allows you to live / stay anywhere you like without pet fees. Any home, any lodging – even ones that specifically prohibit Dogs.
- The Air Carrier Access Act allows you to travel on any airline without paying any pet fees and your Emotional Support Animal is allowed to accompany you into the cabin.
Any well behaved pet can be an Emotional Support Animal
How do I qualify?
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, more than 25% of Americans ages 18 and older (or about 1 in 4 adults) suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Diagnosable mental disabilities include but are not limited to anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder), bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. If you have a diagnosed condition you’re entitled to an Emotional Support Animal provided your medical health care provider provides you with written documentation (a Doctor’s note).
It is important to note that that there is NO registration or certification requirement for Emotional Support Animals. Our identification kits simply help to identify your animal as such and will make your access easy and hassle free. Having said that, be prepared to present your Doctor's note to airlines (you may need to give at least 48 hour notice to fly with your animal) and Landlord upon request.
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