A Brief Look at Emotional Support Animals

More and more we are becoming used to seeing people with their service animals in public places, traveling with their human companions on airplanes, buses and trains and even accompanying them in restaurants. Service animals like seeing-eye dogs are commonplace today, but emotional support animals are actually less common. However, the ESA laws in our country allow us to register our pets as emotional support animals when the fulfill a medical medical need for emotional support for someone with a mental illness of psychological disability.

Many people have trouble keeping a pet in their home because of pet policies of their landlords and property management companies that either limit the type or number of pets allowed or charge exorbitant rents and pet deposits for the privilege of having a pet. Under the ESA laws, however, no one who depends on their pet for emotional support can be denied their pet, nor can they be charged extra rent or pet deposits to keep them. Therefore, if you are having trouble finding an apartment or rental because of your pets, it is a good idea to look into registering your pet as an ESA therapy pet, if you and your pet meet the qualifications. Read more great facts on animals in battle, click here. 

There are several qualifications that must be met for your pet to meet the requirements to be a therapy pet or emotional support animal. While dogs are the most common type of emotional support animals, any type of pet may qualify. This could include cats, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, birds and even ferrets.  For more useful reference regarding annual dog vaccines, have a peek here. 

To qualify for an ESA, a person must meet certain requirements. The eligibility of the person applying to register their pet as an emotional support animal should be determined by a mental health professional. The mental health physician will then write an ESA letter which is similar to a prescription entitling the person applying to keep an ESA pet in their home. ESA letters can also allow people to travel with their emotional support animal, allowing them to take them on trains, buses and airplanes as well.

If you are interested in learning more about obtaining an ESA letter to register your dog or other pet as an emotional support animal, the best thing you can do is look online for a pet therapy website. ESA letters can be obtained quite easily from mental health professionals who write them on behalf of clients who need their pets for emotional and psychological supports. To get started, all you have to do is perform a search using your preferred search engine for ESA letters or information on registering your emotional support animal. Please view this site http://www.ehow.com/pets/ for further details.