How do I get my dog certified as an emotional support animal?
The only legitimate way to qualify your dog as an Emotional Support Animal is by obtaining a recommendation letter from a licensed mental health professional.
If you do not have a therapist or are having trouble finding one, you can connect with a mental health professional through an online platform.
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 register my pet as an emotional support animal in Australia?
The only way to qualify your pet as an official ESA is to qualify for a legitimate ESA letter from an ESA doctor (such as a psychologist) or licensed therapist (LMFT, LPC, etc.). You may choose to carry a copy of your ESA Letter on your phone so you have access to your letter at all times.
How do I register my dog as an emotional support animal in California?
In order to qualify your animal in California as an emotional support animal, you must have an ESA letter written by a California licensed mental health professional. The ESA letter must be 1.) written on the LMHP’s professional letterhead and 2.) must include their licensing information along with their signature.