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With your ESA letter in hand, you can travel with your emotional support animal or live with them in no-pets-allowed housing without any additional fee or costs.

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We help build relationships.

With over 300 therapists in our nationwide network, ESADoggy plans to add several hundred clinicians in the US, Canada, and the UK by year's end. Likely within “arm’s reach" for most clients, we offer personal, face-to-face interactions and continuity of care. For us, this is the best of all worlds. We get to connect people in need with furry companions. I mean, how cool is that?

Whether it's HIPAA compliance, our code of ethics, or the way we handle your personal information, you'll appreciate our honest approach.

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ESA Travel Letter Assessment

$139

Traveling with your emotional support animal without any additional fee or costs is allowed by airline carriers if you have an ESA letter. However, you have to comply with some requirements.

All airlines require your ESA to be well behaved in public and calm on the plane.

This plan includes:

FAQs

Can I bring my ESA to hotels?

The law does not require hotels, restaurants, trains, and buses to accept emotional support animals on their premises but you could call them ahead of your trip and ask about their policy.

Some establishments are open to receiving emotional support animals at their discretion.

I’m Canadian, can I get an ESA travel letter?

Yes, but please note the housing and airline ESA letters are written per US federal laws (FHA and ACAA). We cannot make any assurances that they would work for airline travel or housing in Canada.

Tell me about those signed airline forms.

If you’re traveling on the following airlines (see below), mental health care providers must now certify (a) they’re currently treating the passenger’s emotional disability and (b) the passenger is under their current and ongoing professional care.

And, depending on the airline, a specific signed form may also be required.

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Spirit Airlines

What is ESAGuard?

With ESAGuard, if you’re ever denied a reasonable accommodation using our products, we’ll immediately refund all of your money. Certain restrictions apply. In particular, you must have purchased and completed therapeutic sessions (see above).

[Not all letters are created equal — visit our bad letter library and see for yourself.]

Are your letters legit?

Our letters are contain every element required by law and are fully compatible with the latest Federal and air carrier guidelines.

Can you notarize my letters and forms?

We are not lawyers, and the following should have not considered the legal advice.

As Federal Law does not require the signature on a reasonable accommodation form to be notarized, our therapists do not have the ability to notarize that document. Based on our understanding of Fair Housing Act requirements, the notarization is an “extra” hurdle that’s placed in front of an individual with a disability, and therefore not allowed.

Can your therapists sign a Medical Information Form (MEDIF)?

No, absolutely categorically not.

You may be asked for proof of your “fitness to fly” when requesting assistance. If you have a stable condition, there is generally no need to be cleared for travel.

There are usually two parts to the medical clearance process:

  1. You will be asked to provide information about your situation or condition and, for many passengers, this will be all you will need to complete.
  2. If the airline has concerns about how flying might impact your particular condition, it will ask you to complete a further form.

You may also be asked to provide medical proof at this stage, often a doctor’s note.

The ESADoggy Protocol does not allow any of our therapists to sign off on this form.

Are airlines enforcing stricter criteria for ESAs?

Airlines are now requiring passengers to be under the therapist’s care and treatment. That immediately rules out “assessments only.” Clients purchasing our travel letters and need a signed airline travel form are required to purchase a 30-minute session … in that session, a therapist will delve into the reason why the client/passenger needs the animal’s assistance. In that limited session, the therapist is not trying to solve the passenger’s trouble with Mom, their struggle with substance abuse, etc. Our protocol is to stay on the task at hand, and that’s focusing on the necessity of the assistance animal.

Airline verification, which has been increasing, requires the client/passenger to provide written HIPAA-waiver allowing our therapist to discuss PHI with a third-party.

Will my contact information be included in the letters I would fill out?

Your licensure is listed on all letters.

Can two dogs travel with me?

Maybe.

Although we can’t guarantee that all airlines will allow two or more ESAs per handler without exception, it is common practice for them to allow two small animals to fly in the cabin of the aircraft with their disabled handler. It’s a good idea to consult with the airline you’ll be using to let them know you’ll be traveling with two ESAs and want to make sure there will be no problems.

That being said, because of the “peacock on the airplane,” airlines are much more stringent.

And so are we.

Do you guarantee all domestic airlines and property managers will accept your treatment recommendation letter?

No, unfortunately not.

The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 requires property managers and landlords to make a reasonable accommodation (a change in the rules) to permit an emotionally disabled handler to keep an emotional support animal (ESA). That doesn’t mean they won’t inadvertently or intentionally break the law and deny a disabled person the right to have an ESA, however.

Similarly, the Air Carrier Access Act 49 U.S.C. 41705 and Dept of Transportation 14 C.F.R. Part 382 requires airlines to allow a disabled person to be accompanied by their ESA in the cabin of the aircraft and not be charged a fee. Airline companies are allowed to require the disabled passenger to present a treatment recommendation letter from a licensed mental health professional to bring the ESA on board. Several airline companies have been sued and forced to change their practices over the years for arbitrarily electing to discriminate against disabled passengers.

Any company who makes an arbitrary decision without foundation and approval from the U.S. Justice Department is in violation of federal law, and we cannot guarantee that any public entity, airline company, or property manager will not willfully or inadvertently break federal law as it regards emotional support animals. Everyone knows that it is illegal to steal a car, but the car thief will continue stealing until he is caught and prosecuted.

If the airlines or property manager calls your office to verify the letter and confirm that the therapist is appropriately licensed, do you answer those calls?

No.

Unless there’s a signed HIPAA waiver allowing discussions with a third-party, we’ll never share your information with anyone.

What’s the duration of my ESA Letter?

They’re good for one calendar year. Annual updates are provided at a discount rate.

Will your ESA letter allow my animal to fly with me?

Traveling with your ESA is one of the greatest benefits of our ESA letter; however, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your pet must be well-behaved and not be unruly. We recommend calling your airline before takeoff and let them know an ESA will be accompanying you.

Pet loss grief counseling.

Why does losing a pet hurt so much?

Sometimes life is difficult, and it can be hard to know which way to turn. If you're struggling or feel stuck, grief counseling from a qualified mental health professional may help you cope with the loss of your furry friend. Whether it is learning to sit with uncomfortable emotions, processing grief and loss, or developing tools to handle depression and anxiety, our goal is to support you in your process.

If you're grieving the loss of a beloved pet, here are a few helpful resources.

Pet Loss Grief Counseling
60-Minute Therapeutic Session

$149

Hope In Difficult Times

The emotional bond shared with animal companions is very personal. End of life medical decisions, saying goodbye to your best buddy, and traumatic pet loss can leave you devastated. The grief suffered is uniquely yours and healthy. Some of us experience a wide range of emotions, while others are left empty and heartbroken.

Our highly trained grief counselors can help you find ways to cope and move through this loss while honoring yourself and your loved one. We offer an innovative program that incorporates expert counseling and advice while providing comfort and support to help facilitate grief recovery.

This package includes:

FAQs

As lifelong animal lovers and advocates, we appreciate the unique and significant bond enjoyed with our furry friends. Let us help you transform your grief and find your inner strength.

My beloved pet just died.

The bond we form with our pets is unique and personal and so is the grief we feel when they die. All of us experience and cope with loss just a little differently.

We can experience a wide range of emotional and physical states: shock, sorrow, anger, fatigue, guilt, insomnia, loss of appetite, and loneliness. Others may feel simply empty. All of these things are normal. What’s important is that you allow yourself to grieve as much or as little as you need and for as long as you need.

Talk with others. Share your precious memories. Seek support from family, friends, and caring people. Finally, the day will come when thoughts of your beloved pet will only bring you smiles.

When hope is not enough.

Although our hope would be for our animal companions to live a long, healthy life and die curled up in a peaceful sleep, illness or injury may instead cut short the time you always expected to have together. Often we are faced with the heartbreaking decision of choosing the time, place, and method of our pet’s death when it becomes clear that they are suffering or when other needs predominate. Choosing to end the life of your pet can be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Thinking about saying goodbye and the subsequent loss is sometimes so painful that you are unable to make any decision at all.

You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Get help from your veterinarian, pet loss counselors, and others who have gone through similar experiences. There are no right answers: just do what feels right for you.

Treatment options for grief and loss.

Our clinicians are trauma-certified and versed in many types of trauma-related therapeutic approaches.  We approach grief and loss trauma treatment with compassionate caring; never minimizing or judging your experiences.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships with others and re-establishing normal roles in life.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Through CBT, we help you challenge and replace negative thought patterns with more adaptive ways of coping.

Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT integrates treatments from behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to validate your experiences, stabilize your emotions, and cope with stress.

Intensive family therapy

We recognize families and loved ones are crucial in supporting you as you adjust to your loss and plan for the future. Family members often need to process their own loss-related emotions and may need to grieve.

 

How do I tell my children?

Children grieve very differently than adults. A child’s perception of death varies as a function of age, level of maturity, and personal experience. Understanding the level of emotional and cognitive development that your child possesses will better enable you to explain what it means when a pet dies or leaves home for whatever reason. Using statements such as “put to sleep” or “passed on” have very different meanings for children and we suggest that you avoid these confusing euphemisms.

To help your child understand the permanence of death and the grief involved with the loss, keep the following suggestions in mind:

  • Always be honest with your child.
  • Encourage your child to talk about his/her feelings.
  • Allow yourself to be honest with your own feelings.
  • Alert your child’s teacher or daycare provider as to the recent family sadness.
  • Read a book with your child that addresses pet loss.
  • Allow your child to grieve with the family. Show them, by example, that it is appropriate to be sad and cry.
  • Emphasize the fact that nobody is to blame for the death/loss of your pet. Children tend to think in concrete terms and often wonder if they are somehow responsible.
  • If possible, give children an opportunity to say goodbye. This will allow for a sense of closure.

Do animals grieve?

We may never know if animals feel the loss of other animals the same way we do. However, it is clear by their actions that they do respond to the absence of their companions.

You may see changes in their eating and sleeping habits, they might appear depressed, or may constantly search for their missing friend. Many will need time and extra attention from loving owners to adjust to their new life.

While we may not know the depth of their grief, we can help them get through the experience as they also help us.

Are there any Internet support groups?

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Pet bereavement counselors, virtual condolence cards, counselors at law for pet-related matters, In Memoriam list, bereavement for service dogs, local meetings, and more

Animal Love & Loss Network
Counselors, local support groups, list of books, memorials, postings for missing pets

Petloss.com
The Rainbow Bridge story; Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony; message board, chat room; add pet’s name to list for tributes; poetry and music in memory of pets

Rainbows Bridge Grief Support Center
One-on-one online grief counseling, memorials, Monday Night Candle Ceremony

In Memory of Pets
Submit a tribute, candlelight ceremony, share your pet’s family story, photo gallery

Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
The name comes from the hope that the page will provide lightning-fast help for the griever

House Rabbit Society’s Pet Loss Support and Grief page

What about Internet chat rooms?

Pet Loss Grief Counseling
Three 60-Minute Therapeutic Sessions

$447

Hope In Difficult Times

The emotional bond shared with animal companions is very personal. End of life medical decisions, saying goodbye to your best buddy, and traumatic pet loss can leave you devastated. The grief suffered is uniquely yours and healthy. Some of us experience a wide range of emotions, while others are left empty and heartbroken.

Our highly trained grief counselors can help you find ways to cope and move through this loss while honoring yourself and your loved one. We offer an innovative program that incorporates expert counseling and advice while providing comfort and support to help facilitate grief recovery.

This package includes:

FAQs

As lifelong animal lovers and advocates, we appreciate the unique and significant bond enjoyed with our furry friends. Let us help you transform your grief and find your inner strength.

My beloved pet just died.

The bond we form with our pets is unique and personal and so is the grief we feel when they die. All of us experience and cope with loss just a little differently.

We can experience a wide range of emotional and physical states: shock, sorrow, anger, fatigue, guilt, insomnia, loss of appetite, and loneliness. Others may feel simply empty. All of these things are normal. What’s important is that you allow yourself to grieve as much or as little as you need and for as long as you need.

Talk with others. Share your precious memories. Seek support from family, friends, and caring people. Finally, the day will come when thoughts of your beloved pet will only bring you smiles.

When hope is not enough.

Although our hope would be for our animal companions to live a long, healthy life and die curled up in a peaceful sleep, illness or injury may instead cut short the time you always expected to have together. Often we are faced with the heartbreaking decision of choosing the time, place, and method of our pet’s death when it becomes clear that they are suffering or when other needs predominate. Choosing to end the life of your pet can be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Thinking about saying goodbye and the subsequent loss is sometimes so painful that you are unable to make any decision at all.

You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Get help from your veterinarian, pet loss counselors, and others who have gone through similar experiences. There are no right answers: just do what feels right for you.

Treatment options for grief and loss.

Our clinicians are trauma-certified and versed in many types of trauma-related therapeutic approaches.  We approach grief and loss trauma treatment with compassionate caring; never minimizing or judging your experiences.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships with others and re-establishing normal roles in life.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Through CBT, we help you challenge and replace negative thought patterns with more adaptive ways of coping.

Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT integrates treatments from behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to validate your experiences, stabilize your emotions, and cope with stress.

Intensive family therapy

We recognize families and loved ones are crucial in supporting you as you adjust to your loss and plan for the future. Family members often need to process their own loss-related emotions and may need to grieve.

 

How do I tell my children?

Children grieve very differently than adults. A child’s perception of death varies as a function of age, level of maturity, and personal experience. Understanding the level of emotional and cognitive development that your child possesses will better enable you to explain what it means when a pet dies or leaves home for whatever reason. Using statements such as “put to sleep” or “passed on” have very different meanings for children and we suggest that you avoid these confusing euphemisms.

To help your child understand the permanence of death and the grief involved with the loss, keep the following suggestions in mind:

  • Always be honest with your child.
  • Encourage your child to talk about his/her feelings.
  • Allow yourself to be honest with your own feelings.
  • Alert your child’s teacher or daycare provider as to the recent family sadness.
  • Read a book with your child that addresses pet loss.
  • Allow your child to grieve with the family. Show them, by example, that it is appropriate to be sad and cry.
  • Emphasize the fact that nobody is to blame for the death/loss of your pet. Children tend to think in concrete terms and often wonder if they are somehow responsible.
  • If possible, give children an opportunity to say goodbye. This will allow for a sense of closure.

Do animals grieve?

We may never know if animals feel the loss of other animals the same way we do. However, it is clear by their actions that they do respond to the absence of their companions.

You may see changes in their eating and sleeping habits, they might appear depressed, or may constantly search for their missing friend. Many will need time and extra attention from loving owners to adjust to their new life.

While we may not know the depth of their grief, we can help them get through the experience as they also help us.

Are there any Internet support groups?

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Pet bereavement counselors, virtual condolence cards, counselors at law for pet-related matters, In Memoriam list, bereavement for service dogs, local meetings, and more

Animal Love & Loss Network
Counselors, local support groups, list of books, memorials, postings for missing pets

Petloss.com
The Rainbow Bridge story; Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony; message board, chat room; add pet’s name to list for tributes; poetry and music in memory of pets

Rainbows Bridge Grief Support Center
One-on-one online grief counseling, memorials, Monday Night Candle Ceremony

In Memory of Pets
Submit a tribute, candlelight ceremony, share your pet’s family story, photo gallery

Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
The name comes from the hope that the page will provide lightning-fast help for the griever

House Rabbit Society’s Pet Loss Support and Grief page

What about Internet chat rooms?

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