The myths and truths about E.S.A. Registries

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There are dozens of websites with misleading names that sound like governmental agencies because they begin with “United States” or end with a “.org”.

Many unsuspecting people with good intentions are turning to these companies to register and or certify their ESA because they feel it’s a legitimate national registry.

We are here to tell you that in fact there is absolutely NO national or governmental agency that records people using ESA’s.

When you list your dog with these private companies you are simply entering you and your dog’s information within that companies database.

There is no airline, hotel, landlord or store that is going to “lookup” your animals information online simply because they know there is no legitimate database to do this type of search on.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS (ESA)

What rights do I have with my ESA?

    Emotional Support Animals sometimes called comfort dogs, have only TWO entitlements under the current laws. They may fly on an airplane free of charge and live with you in housing that has a no pet policy. Those entitlements are granted by The Air Carrier Access Act and The Fair Housing Act (ACCA and FHA respectively)

Are there places I can’t take my Emotional Support Dog ?

They cannot lawfully go to stores, restaurants, hotels or any public places with their handler.

How do I certify my ESA?

There is no such thing as Emotional Support Dog Certification. There are no agencies that certifiy ESA’s.

How do I register my pet as an Emotional Support Dog?

Because there is no governmental database that tracks or list ESA’s they are not required to be listed in any database or registry.

How do I make my dog an Emotional Support Animal?

The ONLY requirement in making your pet an Emotional Support Animal is a letter (prescription) from a mental healthcare professional stating that this animal is beneficial to your emotional wellbeing. This Emotional Support Dog letter expires after one year and therefore it must  be rewritten annually.

Before you purchase identification for your ESA make sure the company is disclosing the facts about Registering your Emotional Support Dog.

There is nothing wrong or illegal about Registering your dog with any company as long as a company is not leading you to believe that it is a requirement, or worse they are representing their company as a governmental agency.