What To Say To Register For An Emotional Support Animal

Emotional Support Animal What To Say To Register For An Emotional Support Animal

What To Say To Register For An Emotional Support Animal

Although service animals must be accommodated in all places, rules aren't as legally enforced with emotional support animals. With that being said, a landlord has no choice but to accept ESA dogs and other pets, according to the Fair Housing Act. This remains true for rentals that are adamant about no pets being allowed on the premises.

In this article, we'll cover everything from ESA letters (including ESA letters for housing) to what to say to register for an emotional support animal and what DoNotPay can do to help. 

DoNotPay can even help you weed out which airlines accept emotional support animals (for example American Airlines, Southwest, United Airlines, and others.).

What to Say to Register for an Emotional Support Animal

To qualify for an emotional support animal, you will need to discuss your mental health issues with a medical professional. This means all you have to say is what you're going through mentally that makes you feel like an ESA can make a difference in your quality of life.

According to Pettable, there are a number of mental health conditions that are eligible for an ESA.

Give your mental health doctor a call or make a trip to their office to discuss what condition you're living with and how an emotional support animal can help alleviate the symptoms of your condition. 

How to Register for an Emotional Support Animal by Yourself

You don't need to register your pet as an emotional support animal. All you need to do is prove that you have a condition that requires an ESA to improve symptoms and quality of life.

How to request your ESA:

  1. Have a complete understanding of the mental health issue you're dealing with.
  2. Know the benefits an ESA can provide you.
  3. Find a medical professional (therapist, doctor, etc.) to discuss ESA qualifications with.
  4. Set up an appointment.
  5. Discuss your mental health.
  6. The medical professional will determine if they think you need an ESA.
  7. Get an ESA letter for your landlord, or search airlines/companies that allow ESAs to be with you.
Any of the following licensed healthcare specialists can write up an ESA letter:
  • Clinical social worker
  • Psychologist
  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Certified counselor
  • Doctor's assistant
  • licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Psychiatrist
Some of the common mental conditions that qualify individuals to receive an ESA letter:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic stress
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit disorder

How to Register for an Emotional Support Animal With DoNotPay

Don't want to register for an emotional support animal by yourself? No problem. We're here to help with whatever you need. DoNotPay can help you craft the perfect ESA letter and access to the best letter-making services.

Here are a few other things DoNotPay can do for you:

  • Contact your landlord about having your ESA at home
  • Communicate with airlines to learn more about their ESA accommodations
  • Gather all the most affordable and efficient online ESA letter services to make your process as easy as possible.

An ESA can make all the difference to you, your health, and your well-being. Don't let the lengthy process keep you from bettering your mental health and getting back to the things you love. For the best results, work with DoNotPay.

All of these problems can be addressed with one product feature with little to no real effort on your part. We do it for you so you can get back to what matters most to you.

DoNotPay can help you solve your ESA-related problems.

  1. Search "service animal" on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select the type of issue you need help with, including contacting your landlord about your ESA/service animal, asking your airline about ESA options, or requesting ESA/service accommodations at other venues.

     

  3. Answer a series of questions about your current situation and the details of your ESA/service animal, so we can generate the best results for you.

     

Now you're good to go! DoNotPay will get your letter generated and delivered to the right person to ensure you get the support you need from your animal — no matter where you are.

What to Do if Your Landlord Does Not Accept Your ESA Letter

If your landlord is adamant about not accepting your letter, there are additional actions DoNotPay can help you take. We not only help you with what to say to register for an emotional support animal but what to do if your landlord refuses to accept.

This is where our Sue Now product can solve the problem for you and get the justice you deserve.

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