Assessment (Banned Breed)SKU: ES-0020
Purchase of 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 an emotional support animal.
Another necessary aspect of an ESA evaluation involves assessing the temperament of the animal that meets the individual’s need for emotional support. Though mental health professionals are more than likely not trained or competent to directly assess animal temperaments, consideration of this factor via collateral information is nonetheless critical to ESA certification. This is particularly warranted because some animals simply do not match the purported role of an ESA well.
When necessary, the mental health professional may seek collateral information regarding the capability of the animal in question to serve as an emotional support animal.
Banned Breed List
Our banned breed dog list is drawn from a published 2001 study commissioned by the U.S. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Staffordshire Terriers
- German Shepherds
- Presa Canarios
- Chows Chows
- Doberman Pinschers
- Cane Corsos
- Great Danes
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Siberian Huskies
Banned Breed AssessmentBanned Breed Assessment
- If your dog is a mix of any of the above, we consider that animal to fall into the “banned breed” category.