For those that qualify, a California Emotional Support Dog Letter enables the animal’s owner to keep their furry companion around to help manage anxiety, stress, and emotional disability.
Qualifying for a California Emotional Support Dog Letter is Simple, Quick, and Discreet
Now, if you’re wondering why don’t you just get your ESA letter, here are a few things to consider:
- You need to locate a qualified mental health professional who will prescribe an California Emotional Support Dog Letter.
- Not all letters are the same, especially for housing. Is your doctor up to date on FHAct requirements?
- You’ll likely need to visit your therapist in person. If they’re in another town, that could eat up the entire day.
- Are you ready to answer intimate questions in front of a complete stranger?
And then, there’s the office visit to your therapist:
- Consultations can run upwards of $350 for a single session
- You may need to have return visits, with no guarantee an ESA letter will eventually be approved
- Paperwork can sometimes take a week to complete, putting your legal rights in limbo.
Here at ESADoggy, you’ll not have to deal with any of the above, because we handle the entire process.
Your most trusted source for emotional support animal letters.
We build relationships.
Let’s talk networks. Put your cell phone down, we’re not talking those kinds of networks. We’re talking about ESA licensed therapist networks. It's is a bit like that coverage map, only instead of better download speeds or less chance of dropped calls, coverage refers to which trusted therapists you can connect with to get the most out of your ESA letter.
Finding California Support in Non-Pet Policies
Our ESA consultation will level the playing field, protecting you from “no-pets” allowed policies that can otherwise restrict your traveling and housing options.
Even if you locate pet-friendly housing or take your pet in the airline cabin, you’re likely to:
- Run into a pet deposit ($500 or more)
- Pay $100 or more per month in pet fees to your landlord
- Dish out an additional $200 to the airlines
However, with the proper California Emotional Support Dog Letter from ESADoggy, you can say goodbye to those fees! Our documentation will also protect you and your pet from eviction. And, you’ll gain a solid peace of mind knowing you’ll have your pet there, along with knowing your rights are protected under the law.
Looking to take your dog out to dinner here in California?
May we make these suggestions:
- The Patio on Lamont Street, San Diego, CA
- Forge in the Forest, Carmel, CA
- Lazy Dog Cafe, Westminster
- Pier Cafe, San Diego
How do I know that this is legal?
There are two main federal laws that apply to ESAs: the Air Carrier Access Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Our California Emotional Support Dog Letters prescribed by our company are legally compliant and prescribed by mental health professionals.
What kind of Licensed Mental Health Professional will sign my letter?
All of our Licensed Mental Health Professionals are fully qualified and legally allowed to approve ESA letters.
Just Three Simple Steps.
Once you complete our intake assessment, you'll speak with a licensed mental health professional from your local area/state, discussing your disability and disability-related need for an emotional support animal. If needed, follow-up sessions and optional aftercare may be suggested.
If your therapist determines you would benefit from an Emotional Support Animal, a letter of prescription will be issued -- securely delivered and also sent US Mail. Your therapist will continue to maintain a relationship with you throughout the year to assess progress made in addressing the symptoms of your disability.
Top Dog Friendly Activities in California
Here’s a few ideas for the adventurous:
- Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park, San Diego
- The Original Dog Beach, San Diego
- Rosie’s Dog Beach, Long Beach
- Arroyo Burro Beach Park, Santa Barbara
ESA Letter Basics
How many animals are covered by the ESA letter?
As a general rule, our letters only cover one pet. However, speak to your therapist if you need more than one ESA to improve your mental health.
What does the letter look like?
Your ESA letter is prescribed by a Licensed Mental Health Professional. The letter will come on the professional letterhead of the licensed mental health professional and have everything legally needed for an ESA recommendation within the body of the letter, including their license number and contact information.
Using Your ESA letter
How do I submit my ESA letter to a landlord or airline?
You can print out your PDF, or use the one you’ll get in the mail.
We strongly recommend that you present the housing letter to your landlord in-person.
For airlines, make sure to call at least 48 hours before departure.
What rights do I get with an ESA letter?
Your rights depend on which ESA letter you applied for.
The Housing ESA letter entitles you to qualify for no-pet housing (in apartments with more than 4 units and houses where the landlord owns multiple properties). This means that even if an apartment is listed as not allowing pets, you are legally protected to have one.
You also won’t have to pay a pet deposit and can’t be charged a pet fee by the owner.
With the travel letter you will also be able to to fly with your pet in the cabin with no additional fee.
Do I need to use an “ESA registration” site?
No, that’s not a legal requirement for an ESA.
Will I need additional accessories like vests and an ID card?
Again no, not a legal requirement.
Without ever leaving the comfort of your home or office, you can qualify for an Emotional Support Animal. To qualify, you must complete the following steps.
1. Prescreening your mental health
You will safely and securely complete our brief mental health screening. This anonymous assessment will allow us to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.
2. Shop ESA letter consultations
While face-to-face therapy can cost upwards of $350 for a single session, our total cost is just a fraction of that.
3. Consult with a licensed professional
Via telephonic or video sessions, you’ll speak with an in-state licensed mental health professional to assess your disability and disability-related need for an emotional support animal. Follow-up care will also be offered.*
Two years of painstaking research, vetting by top industry experts and housing-law attorneys, combined with world-class customer service have all come together to produce the finest Emotional Support Animal products on the planet that are guaranteed to work.
There are A LOT of horribly written ESA letters out there. We've shopped them, our clients and visitors to our site have sent them to us, and we've spent the last two years giving them the once-over. In a word, they're bad. Really bad.
At ESADoggy, we offer a web-based service that allows visitors (aka you) to submit their Emotional Support Animal letter, where it's reviewed by a team member. We'll gladly take a look, and reply back with our thoughts, but don't hate us if we come back with bad news.Have Your Letter Reviewed For Free!
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Our direct and straight-forward process is designed to connect patients with licensed mental health professionals.
We both know an animal's companionship, and unconditional affection can bring happiness to a family or a person’s life.; this can be especially true for those struggling with anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, sleep issues, and other recognized emotional disabilities.
Thankfully, various Federal Laws, including the Fair Housing Act and Air Carrier Access Act, provide qualified individuals, along with their Emotional Support Animal, access to no-pets-allowed housing, travel amenities, and protection against discrimination, eviction, and unfair fees and deposits.
Through a mental health care provider-issued letter of prescription, these animals are a practical treatment option, bringing comfort and help minimize negative symptoms associated with a wide variety of emotional disabilities.
To bring this idea to the masses, we created ESADoggy, an organization built on a foundation of compassion and kindness toward people and animals in need.
Or, just give us a call at 800-372-4125 to speak with a member of our Client Support Team.