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The ESA Registration Of America
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Benefits of Having an Emotional Support Animal Letter

Fewer things in life give us more joy than spending time with our pets. Whether it's taking your dog out for a walk or cuddling up with them at night, pets offer an unmatched companionship you can cherish for years.

What's more, dogs can help people struggling with mental health problems perform daily tasks otherwise made difficult by their condition. Their dog can provide comfort and support, which ultimately makes their condition more manageable. Pets that help people improve their mental health are known as emotional support animals (ESAs).

Who uses the Emotional Support Animal Registry?

All types of people with varying needs

Already Registered your Emotional Support Animal?

You'll need an ESA Evaluation Letter next

Evaluation Letter Signer

ESA has joined forces with a team of mental health professionals with an expertise in Emotional Support Animal Evaluations and Prescription Letters to help you with your ESA and to provide you with your evaluation/letter which is required by law to travel with your animal.

ESA Registration of America Testimonials

Small black, brown, and white puppy wearing a red ESA vest

I would like to thank your organization for helping me get my emotional support animal registered properly and introducing me to the mental health professional that completed my evaluation and letter. It was a much smoother process than I ever imagined it being!

Tawnya Colinsky / Austin, TX
Small brown, black, and white puppy wearing a red ESA vest

Thanks so much for the wonderful products and for making it so easy to schedule an appointment with a therapist. My emotional support dog's ESA letter along with the reasonable accommodation form from your mental health provider was everything I needed. Also thank you to your wonderful team that explained the difference between a service dog and the type of animal I actually qualified for.

Nancy R. / Palos Verdes, CA

Roxy, my emotional support animal, has been by my side since day one. She calms me when needed and provides the therapeutic support I need to during difficult times. I love the high-quality ESA gear along with the excellent customer service I received explaining all relevant laws.

Darren T. / Miami, FL

My ESA letter experience was great, start to finish, and helped me legally get my companion animal qualified. The mental health evaluation questions and therapist meeting went smoothly and now Bandit can join me in on-campus housing, providing the emotional support I need during stressful times.

Karla S. / Los Angeles, CA

Register Your Emotional Support Animal

You can register additional animals after creating your account

By registering you'll receive updates on legal changes as well as other pertinent info related to ESA's. Simply registering your animal does not make your pet into an ESA.

Emotional Support Animal Registration: What You Should Know

Fewer things in life give us more joy than spending time with our pets. Whether it's taking your dog out for a walk or cuddling up with them at night, pets offer an unmatched companionship you can cherish for years. 

What's more, dogs can help people struggling with mental health problems perform daily tasks otherwise made difficult by their condition. Their dog can provide comfort and support, which ultimately makes their condition more manageable. Pets that help people improve their mental health are known as emotional support animals (ESAs).

What Is an Emotional Support Animal?

An ESA is a type of therapy animal that assists people with mental and emotional disabilities. ESA's are not trained to perform a specific task such as alerting its owner to take medicine. Rather, they are assistance animals that help their owner's mental health. An emotional support animal letter signed by a mental health professional is required to consider an ESA legal. The Federal Fair Housing Act protects the rights of emotional support animals.

Are emotional support animals allowed to go anywhere?

While service dogs can accompany their owners in any public setting, emotional support animals do not have the same access rights. ESA’s used to be able to fly on planes and were protected by the Air Carrier Access Act via the Department of Transportation. However, in January 2020 the law changed and now it is up to the airline to determine whether they allow ESA’s to fly free of charge and in the cabin. Most major US air carriers have changed their rules as it applies to support animals. The Fair Housing Act protects emotional support animals allowing owners to wave any associated pet fees.

Thus, ESA’s are allowed in college dorm rooms, apartments, and certain hotel accommodations. ESA's may be found in certain work environments, Still, a prescription letter signed by a doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist is required. These locations are not allowed to charge extra fees for your assistance animal. 

Do I have to meet with a therapist to receive an ESA letter?

Yes, a person must meet in person or via an online secure HIPAA compliant video for an ESA assessment with a licensed doctor or therapist to receive a valid ESA letter. Companies that offer automatically generated letters via questionnaire without requiring a face-to-face meeting are illegal. Beware that these types of companies are under scrutiny and that buying a letter without meeting with a therapist or doctor may lead to fines or worse in certain states. 

ESA Registration takes pride in working with a group of therapists across the US who follow the law. It is important to note that service animals do not require ESA letters and are not governed by the Fair Housing Act. 

Just because one purchased an ESA letter does not mean they will be granted a letter from a therapist. Companies are not allowed to guarantee an ESA letter or offer a refund should a letter a client not qualify. Companies that do this should not be trusted and reported to state and national authorities. 

Where can I get an emotional support animal?

ESA’s are not trained to perform a specific task. Whereas seeing eye dogs are service dogs for the blind, ESA’s offer support for people dealing with emotional issues. This may include depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, or other factors that impact a person’s everyday life. To make your dog into an ESA a letter from a licensed therapist is required. This prescription letter is a requirement and typically a detailed mental health questionnaire must be filled out followed by one or more sessions with a therapist who will then determine qualification. Certain therapists won't write prescription letters for any animal other than an emotional support dog or cat. Is it up to the therapist to determine whether they would accept an exotic animal as part of their emotional support animal prescription. 

What are the best ESA products?

ESA's, like most companion animals, have a wide variety of products for their owners. Leashes, vests, and ID’s are not legal requirements for emotional support animals, but provide the public with easy to identify tools to help owners and pets. Some of the most popular products are harnesses that can be used in apartment rental units or on campus. 

Benefits of Registering an Animal as an ESA

There is no governmental run emotional support animal registry and registering your support animals with a company is not a requirement. However, the benefits of registering a dog are plentiful. ESA community member receive access to timely ESA information such as legal changes on both the state and national level. Additionally, registrants are sent deals on products and are their ESA number is searchable in our database. In the event of an emergency the emotional support animal handler can be contacted by a good Samaritan searching for the animal’s ID number in our database.

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