Are you the proud owner of an emotional support animal registration?
“Why yes,” you said. “I just visited USARegisterFido and registered my emotional support dog! Now I get to take him around town with me!”
Didn’t that seem even remotely suspicious?
“You just got scammed,” we’re sorry to say, “you’ve been duped. In many states across the US, if you use an Emotional Support Animal registration (pictured above) as proof of your disability, that can land you in jail.”
Emotional Support Animal Registration.
A quick trip around the Internet reveals many companies offering unnecessary Emotional Support Animal registrations, providing “an official document” after completion of a simple online form and payment.
As HUD General Counsel Paul Compton states, “These websites are using questionable business practices that exploit consumers, prejudice the legal rights of individuals with disabilities, dupe landlords, and generally interfere with good faith efforts to comply with the requirements of the Fair Housing Act.”
Unwitting consumers do not realize that these practices are illegitimate, while ethically flexible individuals hope to save a few bucks on pet fees and animal deposits.
Bogus Online Emotional Support Animal Registration.
Your rescue animal, saved from the pits of hell, with zero professional training does not magically transform into a “service animal” merely because you spent $100 buying various knick-knacks from the Internet. I mean, you’ve got that certificate from a “national service animal registry!”
According to one popular website, “By registering your service animal or emotional support animal in our registry and having proper credentials, 99% of businesses won’t even bother asking you about your service animal.”
Bogus. Totally bogus.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson requested the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigate websites that sell assistance animal medical verifications, aka “letters sold for a fee.”
The dangers of buying counterfeit emotional support animal letters aren’t always obvious. There are economic impacts, legal implications, and other risks that are important for you to know before making a purchase. Counterfeiters don’t care about your well-being. They just want to make a profit.
Note: That is an actual registration purchased in June of 2020. For privacy purposes, we've altered the information.
Getting an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Dog Letter.
- Review our recommendation process.
- Read our helpful guide for emotional support animals, including our college edition.
- Our ESA pre-qualification tool is a quick and free screening test. For US-residents only.
- We offer a No-Worries Guarantee.
- Careful that you don't buy junk and don't register your assistance animal.
- ESA owners are protected by various federal and state laws.
- If you have a question, check out the knowledge base.
Our all-inclusive pricing covers intake, assessment, consultation with a -licensed therapist, treatment planning, and free shipping - everything involved in getting an ESA Letter delivered to you.
In five years, and countless letters, just one single letter, only one letter, has been rejected. We're so confident our letters will be accepted by your landlord, we offer ESAGuard, our No Worries Ever Guarantee.