According to the Mental Health Foundation, pets can help mental health by reducing anxiety, boosting confidence, helping add structure and routine to your day, and even help you meet people by meeting other dog owners on walks. A growing trend worldwide is the prescription by mental health professionals of emotional support animals to help those with mental issues who benefit from the presence of an animal. The outright emotional benefits of such animal companionship are many, but the world is also not quite ready to simply accept this trend as the norm just yet.
Since emotional support animals are not all that common, documentation of this need by a licensed professional is a helpful, if not outright necessary component. This is where the notion of emotional support animal letters comes in. An emotional support animal letter (ESA letter) is the official document issued by an official clinician that designates an animal and its owner as linked. This link is one part of a mental health treatment plan and is reissued on an annual basis, meaning its veracity is regularly reviewed, lending additional credibility to this document.
A credible, legitimate ESA letter can be pivotal to maintaining your pet’s presence in a variety of circumstances, so it’s important to get one from the right source.
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31 Replies to “Emotional Support Animal Letter”
I met bubba and he’s nothing but a spirit lifter for all hr meets I think he’s part love hound
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My dog, Rocky is a service dog, but he provides me with necessary emotional support. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety disorders, along with severe asthma and sciatica. My disabilities are helped with Rocky by my side, encouraging me to keep moving and to be alert.I require a letter for his enotional support.’
I maria Rose Hernandez have a yorkie poodle a miniture chiwinnie dashund for emotional.support registered as a USA emotional support animal and dont want to be harrassed by property owners asking for pet deposite. Thank you
I have ptsd really bad my dog is amazing how his nature helps in the pound picked him up i cant afford to get him out
I hope you got your dog back!!! 💜
I HAVE A BOXER I TRAINED BECAUSE I FAL AND HAVE SEVERE TREMMERS AND LOOSE MY BALANCE . IF I FALL BARON WILL HELP ME TO GET UP IF UNABLE HE WILL DRAG ME TO A CHAIR OR COUCH SO I CAN HELP MYSELF TO GET UP . iF OFF BALENCE HE WILL ASSIST BY LEANING AGAINST ME TO STEADY MESELF. i HAVE HAD HIM IN CHURCH AND IN RESTERAUNT ALL HAVE SAID HE IS ALWAYS WELCOME . i HATE 1 HOME HEALTH AID CAN COME IN AND REPEATEDLY HIT HIM , bUT WHEN I GET UPSET I GET IN TROUBLE WITH HOME HEALTH DEPT. cAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO STOP THE ABUSE? dO WE HAVE ANY RIGHTS???
Since I’ve suffered with various Health & Mental Health issues for many years (i.e. Severe Major Depression Disorder, Severe Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Migraines, PTSD, Strokes, Hypothyroidism) having my best friend Tessa helping & supporting me through my life 🧬 has given me a brighter outlook.
Tessa is truly a blessing 🐕🦺 ❤️
Hola tengo años padeciendo de ansiedad depresión u soñolencias pero hace un año intenté quitarme la vida estuve en terapia por un mes internada suele que no platico con nadie me cuesta relacionar con personas y me da ansiedad que le pase algo a mi familia así que compre esta perrita ella es cariñosa no me deja sola si me ve llorar trata de darme amor y llamar mi atención quiero tenerla donde quiera pero no me permiten en los súpermercados entrarla así que sigo sin salir de casa por favor ayúdeme no solo quiero depender de pastillas 💊
Thank you for this opportunity. It will be nice to have proof to let others see. That my dog is indeed an emotional support dog.
i have adhd, bpd and very bad anxiety. my dog has experience is this field. she is wonderful at alerting me when i’m having an episode and she alerts me to take my medication.
I recently started looking for a home for my partner and coming child and I can’t find my letter is there a way to get another one issued to me again
I have bi-polar disorder and my dog helps keep me stable by making me feel needed and loved…
I have ptsd really bad my dog is amazing.she is the only thing that has been helpful for me.
I have a dog that I need to have accompany me due to my ptsd and anxiety.
Can a landlord charge you extra if your Dog is registered as a comfort Dog?
Hi Desiree, If you have an emotional support animal with therapist letter you can’t be charged extra. If you have any questions reach out directly at email@example.com
I spoke with my neurologist re: both of my babies becoming service animals. I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Sclerosis.
My neurologist said to fill out documation online and send the forms to them and they would write the letter. Where are the forms they are talking about?
After you register an email with registration number will be sent to you.
How can I get a copy of the registration
After you register an email confirmation is sent to you with your ID number.
I am disabled and have had to be a shut in since the pandemic. I couldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Parker. She is my emotional support pet.
Me regalaron a mi pequeño compañero estando en una deprecion,el es un amor y me hace sentir acompañada y nos queremos mucho
I have just left a mentally abusive marriage of 20 years. I suffer from anxiety panic attacks and complex PTSD. I found my dog Chaos and he keeps me calm.
My dog prada bring to much happiness and joy. She helped me whit my panic attacks anxiety and depression. She is the best in my life
Can I be told to leave a hotel because I have a service dog in state of Tennessee
Hi Jessica, only a trained service dog assisting with a disability has access rights in a hotel. ESA’s dont have the same priveleges.
I have multiple sclerosis and I am trying to get my new dog now registered as a emotional support dog and service animal I’m not sure how to do it last time my doctor just wrote me a letter I didn’t have to register her or nothing so someone can let me know what I need to do because my landlord says I can’t have my dog here
Hi Georgina call our customer service line at 760-283-7783 and a representative will call you back with instructions.