How do you qualify for an emotional support animal?
For a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal (ESA), he/she must be considered emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.), as evidenced by a properly formatted prescription letter.
How do I get my dog certified as a therapy dog?
Three Simple Steps to Certifying A Therapy Dog
- 1). Adopt and train a dog with a mild temper and is affectionate towards people.
- 2). Register your trained therapy dog on Service Dog Certification.
- 3). Request access to hospitals and schools so your therapy dog can start to help others.
What animals qualify as emotional support animals?
Emotional Support Animals include dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, ferrets, birds, monkeys, bearded dragons, and pigs, etc. Federal law does not require these animals to have any specific training.