What is an ESA?

What is an ESA

An ESA (Emotional Support Animal) is a pet that has been prescribed to a person that suffers from a psychological or emotional disability.

A person must be certified as emotionally disabled by a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or a licensed mental health professional.

The objective of an Emotional Support Animal is to reduce the negative effects for disabilities such as depression and anxiety as well as a host of other phycological disorders.

Studies have shown support animals offer a great deal of therapeutic benefit and comfort to their owners.

What pets can be considered an Emotional Support Animal?

Most domesticated animals will qualify as an ESA. An Emotional Support Animal can be a cat, rabbit, ferret, bird, mini pig and of course a dog!

Are Emotional Support Dogs legitimate?

Of course they are, in fact they are protected under several federal laws, they are protected under the Air Carrier Access Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act two laws that protect emotionally disabled people.

Does an ESA need to be trained?

No an emotional support animal is a pet that brings comfort to their owner. Although ESA’s do not require any training they should be well behaved when out in public.