Hurricane Florence Preparedness Guide for Pets

When nature calls, and this time it’s Hurricane Florence on the horn, we’re hoping you have an exit plan that includes your whole family (along with your furry friends). Here’s a couple of tips we’ve found useful. If you have to go, what do you do with Fido? Maybe you can stash the pup with your friends, perhaps there’s a …

Fake Florida ESA Letter Will Land You In Jail

Fake Florida ESA Letter Will Land You In Jail

Florida State Representative Sam Killebrew has filed HB 209 which, if it passes in the 2020 state legislative session, will amend Chapter 760 of the Florida statutes to do the following: Prohibit discrimination in the rental or sale of a dwelling to a person with a disability who has an ESA.Prohibit an owner or lessor of a dwelling unit from …

Service Animals and Assistance Animals for People with Disabilities in Housing and HUD-Funded Programs (FHEO Notice)

Summary: This notice explains certain obligations of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act (FHAct), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with respect to animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. The Department of Justice’s (DOT) amendments to its regulations’ for Titles II and III of the ADA …

Banned Breeds

Banned Breeds

If you’re trying to be assessed with a banned breed, you’ll need to purchase our banned breed service.  This service requires the completion of a second online intake assessment of approximately 50 questions regarding the animal and its behavior, training, and environment. The mental health professional will consider if the animal in question is capable of performing the functions of …

[PRESS RELEASE] ESAD International Proposes Ethical Guidelines for Emotional Support Animal Letters.

[PRESS RELEASE] ESAD International Proposes Ethical Guidelines for Emotional Support Animal Letters.

With the recent passage of legislation in Illinois and upcoming changes in Federal law, the online emotional support animal business should finally benefit from the long overdue tightening of the rules governing the industry. For years, Chaz Stevens, CEO, and Founder of ESAD International has consistently supported and demanded increased governmental oversight, as weak guidelines at the Federal level allows …

Michigan's Proposed Emotional Support Animal Law.

[PRESS RELEASE] Chaz Stevens, CEO of ESADoggy.com, Supports Michigan’s Proposed Emotional Support Animal Law.

Michigan state representatives have again proposed legislation seeking to reign in assistance animals. Per House Bill 4910, a person would receive a misdemeanor for having a fake support animal. Punishment includes up to a $500 fine, up to 90 days in jail and community service. The bill would also require those receiving an emotional support animal recommendation must have a …

Assistance Animal Integrity Act

New Assistance Animal Integrity Act Clarifies Requirements for Assistance Animals in Condominiums and Other Illinois Residential Housing

A new Illinois law that will take effect on January 1, 2020, will help condominium associations and other housing providers evaluate requests for emotional support animals and other assistance animals. Therapeutic Relationship Required. Going beyond federal law, the Act requires that documentation submitted in support of an assistance animal request must come from a person who has a “therapeutic relationship” …

Michigan ESA Laws

With newly introduced bill, Michigan aims to crack down on fake support animals

A bill just introduced in the Michigan House is aimed at cracking down on the prescription of fake emotional support animals. House Bill 4910, known as the “misrepresentation of emotional support animals act,” would make it illegal for a person to misrepresent themselves as a person with a disability or as someone with an emotional support animal. According to the …

[PRESS RELEASE] Emotional Support Animal Business Owner, Chaz Stevens, Rises in Support of Illinois’ Assistance Animal Integrity Act

I’m delighted Illinois is cracking down on spurious Internet-based operations pumping out fraudulent ESA letters. – Chaz Stevens, ESAD International Founder & CEO Boca Raton, Florida (PRUnderground) September 7th, 2019 Looking to curtail the rampant fraud of internet vendors peddling emotional support animal documents, the newly adopted Illinois Assistance Animal Integrity Act (“AAIA”) aims to provide direction and guidance for …

New Illinois Law: Assistance Animal Integrity Act

MUST READ: Illinois’s 2020 Assistance Animal Integrity Act

“As an advocate for good government, I’m delighted Illinois is cracking down on spurious Internet-based operations pumping out fraudulent ESA letters. I rise up in strong support of this new legislation.” – Chaz Stevens, ESADoggy Founder & CEO If you’re a resident of Illinois and considering an assistance animal, then please read on as the rules have drastically changed. And …