Emotional Support Animals

A Helpful College Housing Guide to Emotional Support Animals

Updated March 15, 2021.

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The Best Emotional Support Animal Letter in the US.

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.

Get the Emotional Support Animal Letter That Lets You Take Control of Your Life.

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.

About Our Emotional Support Animal Letter For Housing.

Letters are issued on the clinician's letterhead and include licensing details and information for further correspondence if required. Your clinician will be based, licensed, and practicing in your state.

An ESA letter for housing requires landlords to waive certain pet rules, such as no-pets-allowed, weight, breed, size, and deposits and fees.

Just $149.

The cost is just $149, which includes screening, evaluation, therapist consultation, treatment planning, documentation, and free shipping - everything involved in getting an ESA letter delivered to you.

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We Have Therapists Throughout the US.

We will connect you with a licensed clinical team member who practices and resides in the state of US to assess your "disability and disability-related need" for an assistance animal. Disabilities, or functional limitations, include any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities, including:

  • seeing
  • hearing
  • walking
  • breathing
  • performing manual tasks
  • caring for one’s self
  • learning
  • speaking
  • working
  • sleep
  • concentration
  • social interaction
  • and focus

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Letters With Integrity.®

Kari S.
I cannot recommend ESA Doggy enough. They were responsive, efficient and made the whole process as easy and comfortable as possible. The therapist I spoke with was very compassionate and helpful. After speaking with her, I felt better prepared to travel and much more relaxed knowing that I would have my dog with me. The letter was extremely helpful at the airport and everything went completely smoothly and effortlessly. Our letter came in handy again with our short-term lease at our new location, saving us a $500 pet deposit fee. For what it saved in stress, anxiety and money, this service was worth every penny and then some!
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I've used ESADoggy for a little over a year now; their online application process and website order forms are easy to navigate. They are very prompt, helpful and responsive to requests, even when I need something rushed. I am glad I made the move to ESADoggy and highly recommend their service.

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Getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter Is Fast And Easy.

Once an order is placed and an intake assessment completed, we'll connect you with a nearby (in your state) licensed clinician who will use animal-assisted therapy and understands the benefits emotional support animals bring to those in need.

Our letters provide:

  • Recognition that you are a patient on a case-by-case basis under a licensed mental health professional’s care for mental or emotional disabilities.
  • Verification that you are significantly limited by an individual disability, such as depression or a similar condition, affecting your mental well-being.
  • Recommendation for an emotional support animal.

No dog? No Cat? No Problem.

If you've not yet secured your assistance animal, but need documentation before hand, not a problem, we've got you covered.

Our clinicians are evaluating your disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal, regardless if you have a furry friend by your side or not. After you adopt, we can update your letter to include the animal's information.

Psychiatric Service Dog For U.S. Air Travel.

Emotional support animals have been banned (Jan. 2021) from air travel. However, psychiatric service dogs enable clients to fly with their dog by their side with no pet fees. Psychiatric service dogs (PSD) are canines specifically trained to support individuals diagnosed with a mental illness by easing symptoms caused by mental disability(s). Please remember that a PSD recommendation is contingent on your animal being trained to do work or tasks to assist with your disability, and trained to properly behave in public.

The ADA allows owners to self-train their PSDs, so if this describes your situation, with your PSD letter in hand, you are good to go.

Learn more about psychiatric service dogs.

Getting an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Dog Letter.

Just $149.

Our all-inclusive pricing covers intake, assessment, consultation with a US-licensed therapist, treatment planning, and free shipping - everything involved in getting an ESA Letter delivered to you.

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Getting an Emotional Support Animal.

Your College Emotional Support Animal Housing Experts.

Adjusting to the lifestyle can be difficult, and perhaps you're looking to qualify for an emotional support animal letter. With the pressure with classes and tests, not to mention being away from home -- friends, family, and your furry companion who've you had for years, this might be the right answer.

Typically cats and dogs, through their companion and affection, an emotional support dog or cat helps to lessen the symptoms of a mental disability. Governed by various Federal laws, FHA and ACAA, your Emotional Support Animal requires no formal training (unlike a service dog).

Can I take my Emotional Support Animal to ?

Although many schools have relaxed policies on pet bans in recent years, many remain adamant about allowing students to bring animals on campus. Contrast to those in the mental health care business who have been advocating for the benefits provided by your emotional support animal.

It's Not Just a Letter Anymore.

What first started in California has swept across the nation. Colleges are now applying much stricter guidelines to approving a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal. When considering the reliability of letters provided, some of the factors considered include:

  • The extent of the provider’s knowledge about the individual.
  • The nature of their relationship.
  • Whether that relationship is of an ongoing therapeutic nature.
  • The basis for the assessment of the individual.
  • The specificity of the letter.
  • The basis of the assessment that the animal will ameliorate symptoms.

Accommodation Request Forms.

From HUD's updated guidance (January, 2020), "housing providers may not require a health care professional to use a specific form (including this document), to provide notarized statements, to make statements under penalty of perjury, or to provide an individual’s diagnosis or other detailed information about a person’s physical or mental impairments. Housing providers and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rely on professionals to provide accurate information to the best of their personal knowledge, consistent with their professional obligations.

Real World Accommodation Request Forms.

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CAE Housing Accommodations Verification Form

College Specific Information

Quite often, universities requires information regarding:

  • The therapeutic relationship with the applicant which forms the basis for the conclusion and recommendation for the necessity of an assistance animal.
  • Observing the interactions between the person and the animal in question as well as any observations of the animal’s behavior around other commonly present animals or persons.

Getting an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Dog Letter.