Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), which are service animals for anxiety and depression, are under the protection of the Fair Housing Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. We understand their therapeutic value so we write ESA letters that give therapy pets legal access to pet-restricted housing and airline cabins.

Our emotional service animal letters come from a licensed physician. So, you can confidently submit a medically authorized letter that will let you keep your pet at home or take them on a plane.

Of course, our licensed physician makes sure that every ESA letter we sign is valid. The doctor will review your ESA exam and provide a diagnosis before approving the letter.

Why Do You Need an ESA Letter?

Service animals may provide emotional support for individuals with a mental health condition or an emotional disorder. Despite this, Emotional Support Animals do not have the same rights as service dogs protected by the American Disabilities Act.

If you wish to keep an ESA service animal at home or bring them with you on a plane trip, you need a prescription letter from a licensed mental health professional. ESA housing letters do not require annual renewal, but travel letters do.

Why Go to Us for an ESA Letter?

Pet Support Network provides emotional support animal letters approved by a licensed physician. You can easily reach us by phone or email.

Apply for an ESA Letter Today

After taking our free ESA qualification test, you can select the most suitable payment plan for you. Then, we will match you with a licensed therapist to approve your emotional pet support letter application. It’s that simple.


Travel Plan $149


✓ Take Your Pet Into Airplane Cabin
✓ 1 Year ESA Travel Letter ONLY
✓ Expires 12 Months From Date Of Approval
✓ Patient Reevaluated Every 12 Months
✓ $60 Annual Renewal Fee
✓ SAME DAY SERVICE

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Compassion Plan $199


✓ Keep Your Pet In A “No Pet” Policy Dwelling (Apartment/Dormitory)
✓ Take Your Pet Into Airplane Cabin
✓ No Expiration ESA Letter!
✓Reevaluated Yearly At No Charge.
✓ Process Additional Paperwork At No Charge
✓ SAME DAY SERVICE
✓ Most Popular Plan

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Housing Plan $159


✓ Keep Your Pet In A “No Pet” Policy Dwelling (Apartment/Dormitory)
✓ 1 Year ESA Housing Letter ONLY
✓ Expires 12 Months From Date Of Approval
✓ Patient Reevaluated Every 12 Months
✓ $60 Annual Renewal Fee
✓ SAME DAY SERVICE

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ESA Registration Only $49


Register Your Pet as an Emotional Support Animal within our database
No ESA letter is provided.


Testimonials


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I’d like to thank this Pet Support Network people for their really good service and help! They answered my questions very fast and helped me find out what I needed to do to register myself and my pet. thank you Pet Support Network! Viola S.

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Really good. The ESA letter has got everything I needed it to have.I now am able to live with my dog, Sheema! Thank you! Terry H.

 

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They answered my questions clearly and concisely in a very short period of time! They serviced me very quickly! I had what I needed in less than a day! Thanks so much you guys! Joshua G.

FAQs

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a person’s pet that has been prescribed by a person’s licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist (any licensed mental health professional). The animal is part of the treatment program for this person and is designed to bring comfort and minimize the negative symptoms of the person’s emotional/psychological disability.
All domesticated animals may qualify as an ESA (cats, dog, and birds) and they can be any age (young puppies and kittens, too!). These animals do not need any specific task-training because their very presence mitigates the symptoms associated with a person’s psychological/emotional disability, unlike a working service dog. The only requirement is that the animal is manageable in public and does not create a nuisance in or around the home setting.

For a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal (ESA), he/she must be considered emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.), as evidenced by a properly formatted prescription letter. Some airlines and property managers will accept a verification form completed by a family doctor, however.

The letter should state that:

  1. You are currently his/her patient
  2. Are under his/her care for the treatment of mental disability found in the DSM IV or V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version 4 or 5).
  3. Your disability substantially limits at least one major life activity
  4. He/she prescribes for you an emotional support animal as a necessary treatment for your mental health.

In addition, the letter must be dated, written on his/her letterhead, include his/her license type, number, date of license, and state in which the license was issued.

The Air Carrier Access Act 49 U.S.C. 41705, Dept. of Transportation 14 C.F.R. Part 382, Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 are the laws that protect an emotionally disabled person and his/her ESA.

The legal protections an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) has are to:

  1. Fly with its emotionally or psychologically disabled handler in the cabin of an aircraft without being charged a pet fee.
  2. Qualify for no-pet housing (that also includes limited size, breed, or species housing) without being charged a pet fee.

No other public or private entity (motels, restaurants, stores, trains, taxis, busses, theatres, parks, beaches, libraries, zoos, etc.) is required to allow your ESA to accompany you and in all other instances, your ESA has no more rights than a pet. That means they aren’t protected by law to accompany you into any public place that does not allow pets. That doesn’t mean these places won’t let you, it just means that they are not required to, by law.

Your landlord or property manager can verify your letter by visiting the secure ESA verification link included within the ESA Letter. For security purposes, additional verification information provided by the ESA letter such as Patient name, ID number, and letter issuance will also be required for online verification.
Unfortunately due to the difficult nature of being reimbursed by insurance companies for emotional support animal exams, we regret that we are not able to accept medical insurance at this time. In light of this, we have tried our best to make the approval process as easy and as affordable as possible.
Believe it or not, Emotional Support Animals have been legally recognized by the US government since the late 1980′s. Up until recently, ESA’s have been flying under the radar due to a lack of knowledge of the Fair Housing Amendment Act. Over the last four years, the media has really put ESA’s in the National spotlight with many articles educating people on the merits of ESA’s. We are the first mainstream service in the history of the United States to provide Emotional Support evaluation to the general public. With a countless number of satisfied ESA owners, we are now growing to be a nationally recognized brand.
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1. We begin by safeguarding the security and integrity of customer information.

We are committed to protecting the security and integrity of customer information through procedures and technology designed for this purpose. For example:

We limit employee access to customer information to those who have a business reason to know this information. Employees are required to honor our code of conduct, which includes standards to protect customer confidentiality. They are subject to disciplinary action if they fail to do so.
We maintain policies and procedures covering the proper physical security of our retail store, website and all records.
Our physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards meet or exceed federal standards regarding the protection of customer information
We require outside companies (banks, etc.) who work with us to adhere to strict privacy standards through their contracts with us.
We use technological means (such as backup files, virus detection and eradication software, firewalls, and other computer software and hardware) to protect against unauthorized access or alterations to customer data.

2. We collect and maintain customer information as part of providing better service to you and enhancing your relationship with us.
In the course of serving you, we collect only the information you provide to us during the ordering and checkout process.

3. We do not share information with outside parties who may wish to market their products to you.

We only disclose the information we collect with the credit card companies and the gateway used to access them
We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, telephone, or email addresses with other organizations. Only specific Pet Support Network staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

4. Browser information collected on our website:

As with all websites, Pet Support Network analyzes our website logs to constantly improve the value of our website. We generate and assess a variety of reports that include page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, collect, or track any Internet users’ personally identifiable information.

5. Personalization of Content:

We use cookies on our site to personalize and customize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions, like our shopping cart and checkout process. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience on this and on other sites throughout the Internet may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.

6. Privacy of our email lists:

Pet Support Network maintains an email list for our Newsletter. Individuals must opt in to request to join our mailing lists. We do not share the email addresses on our lists with anyone outside of Pet Support Network. We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized Pet Support Network staff. Only Pet Support Network staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

7. Children’s privacy:

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13 years old, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13 years old. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers.

8. Security:

We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving financial data from our site. In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information at our site that we have collected from you.

Click here to learn about the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988.
Click here to learn about the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.

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