The bond between humans and animals goes way back, and is very powerful! Studies show that pet owners have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and better mental health. It’s undeniable that the effects are amazing,both physically and emotionally.
Any animal can be an emotional support animal and qualify for ESA, even your pet. Emotional support animals provide some therapeutic benefit to a person with depression or anxiety.
Federal law states that support animals don’t require specific training. The animal must have good social skills, and shouldn’t be aggressive toward other animals or people.
There’s much confusion about the difference between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals.
- Service dogs are highly trained to perform specific tasks to accommodate a person with a disability. They function as “Seeing Eye dogs” for the visually disabled, and provide physical stability to those suffering from dizziness.
- Therapy dogs are equally trained, but their purpose is different. They provide psychological and physiological support to people other than their handlers.
- Emotional support animal come in all varieties. They are companion animals that provide emotional support to an individual with disability or impairment.
After you register emotional support animal, you’ll be able to enjoy the following benefits:
Never give up your pets because of your housing situation. You’re protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1998 that qualifies you for no-pet housing. This is possible when you register your pet as an ESA. This also includes property that limits your pet’s size or breed. Say goodbye to pet deposits and pet rent homes, ESA doesn’t charge a pet fee!
If you find yourself on a flight from time to time, it was difficult for pet owners to fly with their pets. Under The Air Carrier Access Act, you’re authorized to fly with your pet in the cabin with NO FEES to worry about!
Emotional support animals have a right to live with you, and travel with you effortlessly on an airplane. All you need is a note from a licensed mental health provider or doctor. Certain animals are even allowed to travel in the airplane cabin, or travel for free.
ESA’s have proven to have many benefits, some of which are:
- Reducing stress
- Relieving loneliness
- Increasing activity
- Improving mental health
- Faster recovery times from illness or injury
- Having a friend who loves you unconditionally
What’s the difference between an ESA and a pet?
Practically any and every animal can be an ESA! However, they need to be on their best behavior in public spaces. You can register emotional support animal online with ease. A huge benefit to having an emotional support animal is that your companion can’t be denied housing.
A true ESA is more than a pet for you! It’s part of your family, your best friend, and closest confidant. You can get the best unconditional therapeutic care from support animals. They keep all your secrets, never talk back, and are always on your side. That’s the special power of emotional support animals!
Most people are unaware of the benefits of having an ESA. It’s simple to qualify and register, you can go for a free screening to see if your pets qualify or not!