What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)?
An emotional support animal is an animal companion that offers some type of benefit to an individual with some form of disability. The animal is intended to provide companionship and support that will help alleviate at least one aspect of the disability.
How can I get an ESA?
Before writing an ESA letter for a client, the client will need to be assessed by a clinician. Several assessments will be given and the client must be seen for seven (7) consecutive sessions before a letter will be written.
An Emotional Support Animal is NOT a Service Animal
For these reasons, the Service Dog will be allowed into all public areas, whereas the Emotional Support Animal is only (by law) allowed into “no pets” policy rental units and the cabin of an aircraft.