If your doctor determines you qualify, he’ll write a letter or ESA certificate to recognize your dog as an emotional support companion.
Emotional support dogs
People with emotional or mental health issues can qualify for emotional support dogs. Veterans and military members are also prime candidates.
If you have an ESA, know that there are emotional support animal regulations to protect your need for your pet, if you follow the rules.
Therapy dogs help improve the lives of people living in assisted care facilities, special needs homes, nursing homes, or prisons.
Emotional support pets provide daily structure for their human companions. They also improve emotional stability and help reduce stress.
Fake emotional support animals undermine the value of real service animals. Service dogs perform specific tasks for their handlers and are trained to do their jobs and behave in public.