Access to Restricted Places:
You can accompany your emotional support animal to places where pets may not be allowed otherwise. Public places such as parks, public stores, restaurants, and hotels have the right to deny access. But having an ESA animal letter may give you access to these restricted places.
To live with a pet, landlords typically ask for a certain kind of pet-fees. However, if your pet is an emotional support animal, you are not obliged to pay any kind of pet fees to the landlord. Essentially, the Fair Housing Act waives off any kind of pet fees that is involved when living in a rental apartment.
Rent an apartment and live with your emotional support animal without any hassles. It can be extremely difficult to find a safe and affordable accommodation that allows tenants to live with their pets. However, a landlord cannot deny a patient to live with their emotional support animal even if the apartment has a no-pet policy.
Accompanying ESA to School:
Only a few years back, it would have been almost impossible to believe that students would be allowed to carry their pets to school. Today, many learning institutions allow students to bring their emotional support animals along with them. For that, you must possess a valid ESA letter signed by a licensed medical health professional.
No Training Required:
Unlike a service animal, an ESA animal does not require any kind of training. Essentially, animals are born with the ability to provide unconditional support and comfort. Their purpose is not to perform any physical functions but to emotionally support their owner and that is why they do not require any training.
Emotional support animals have proven to be effective in alleviating symptoms of multiple mental health conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. If you are suffering from an emotional or mental disability and your pet helps manage your health, our licensed doctors can help you get an emotional support animal letter.