We’re Helping Those Who Need A Helping Paw Into a Fuller Life.
Because a Better World Has More People Participating In It.
We have heard the heart-rending stories of terrible trauma that can make the world a minefield. And we understand how having a furry friend by your side can make that world easier to navigate.
So, our specialty is making the process of getting your assistance animal in the door of your new apartment, or by your side as you travel as uncomplicated and worry-free as possible.
We exercise the kind of rock-solid ethics that serving those in need demands. Every day, we promote the spirit of Fair Housing by rigorously following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidelines, strictly adhering to a multitude of state laws, and applying industry-accepted best practices.
In everything we do, our goal is to help our clients ameliorate the disabilities that significantly impact their life. We want to make it possible for your assistance animal to help get you to where you need to be.
Get Legitimately Verified™ For your state Emotional Support Animal.
An emotional support animal is a “reasonable accommodation” for a person with a disability under HUD's Fair Housing Act (FHA). An emotional support animal is not a pet, rather it is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a disability which significantly limits a person’s major life activities.
HUD's 2020 guidance for rental housing requires clinicians to have active therapeutic care and personal knowledge of the tenant's disability when providing reliable written verification of their disability-related benefit for an assistance animal. Personal knowledge is the knowledge used to diagnose, advise, counsel, treat, or provide health care or other disability-related services.
With many clients, this is their first time with mental health care therapy, and we appreciate the thoughtfulness and consideration that went into undertaking this journey.
Disability-Related Need For An Assistance Animal.
To be legitimately issued a reliable emotional support animal letter of recommendation, an individual must have a "disability and disability-related need" for an assistance animal. A nexus, or connection, between the animal and the disability must be assessed and verified. Disabilities, or functional limitations, include any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.
Other impairments – based on specific facts in individual cases -- may also substantially limit at least one major life activity or bodily function, such as
- performing manual tasks
- caring for one’s self
- social interaction
- and focus
The following example demonstrates how an animal ameliorates the client's disability.
A symptom of Johnny Doe's PTSD is anxiety, causing a significant impact on the major life activity of sleep. Thankfully, John's dog Rover helps ameliorate his anxiety, thereby allowing John to sleep better. Conversely, without his dog, John's anxiety and sleep trouble increase.
The clinician will also determine if the animal does work, performs tasks, provides assistance, and/or provides therapeutic emotional support.
Check out the informational Pre-Qualify Tool to review your disability-related need for an assistance animal.
Doing It The Right Way.
Your $199 fee includes:
- Provider copay.
- Comprehensive intake exam.
- Two 30-minute video sessions with a licensed behavioral care specialist located in your state who will begin to treat your disability-related need for an assistance animal.
- Additional sessions (continued care) are available for purchase here now, or anytime from the practitioner.
- The clinician will also assess and verify your disability-related need, and if therapeutically appropriate*, they will issue an emotional support animal letter of recommendation for housing.
- You will also have access to industry experts familiar with the laws and rules regulating emotional support animals.
We do not sell letters for a fee, certificates, registrations, or accessories (leash, collar, harness, etc.).