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Emotional Support Animals: What Are They & What Kind of Paperwork Do They Need?


Emotional Support Animals: What Are They & What Kind of Paperwork Do They Need?

What is an ESA? What protections do they have in the US? And what kind of paperwork do you need in order to travel or live with one? (Please be aware that th…
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  • Gigi Griffis August 5, 2014 at 3:28 am

    415KrazyK – YouTube won’t let me reply to your comment, but all you need is
    the letter I talk about in the video, which has to be written by a mental
    health professional whose care you are under (meaning: someone who is
    giving you ongoing treatment for your disability). Anything you could get
    online wouldn’t be valid. At this time, ESAs don’t need to be registered or
    anything beyond the letter (though I’ve heard that soon training
    requirements are coming) and there are no breed regulations.

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  • andruboy80 August 5, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Hey gigi, im hopping to get my prescription for my dog so he can stay at my
    apartament. Hes being living here with me for 2 years now since he was a
    baby (schnauzer) and now the landlord wants to kick him out. We agreed that
    if i instaled new floors (wich i did) she would let me keep it. That was 2
    years ago! Now she just wants my dog out… im not really disabled but i
    will be if i dont have my dog. 

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  • Carlos Narziss August 5, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I assume that this is also applicable for other species of animals, like
    rodents?

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  • Kent Cotter August 5, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I want to cook your dog and eat it with some chopped up children

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  • Gregg Friedman August 5, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Emotional Support Animals are wonderful for Depression, Panic Attacks, and
    PTSD. See your Psychiatrist and get a letter for your Emotional Support
    Animal. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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  • 415KrazyK August 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I want to get an esa certificate but I need the letter of prescription. How
    can I get one online? is it possible? and is there any sites you recommend
    for it. Are there specific breeds required? does NSAR registry need to be
    done in California?

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  • Dog Jaunt August 5, 2014 at 7:20 am

    You know Gigi Griffis and her blog The Ramble from links to it in various
    Chloe’s Clicks, and from her posts on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page — she
    travels with Luna, her Schnorkie, and she just sent me a video she made
    about the logistics of traveling with an ESA (Emotional Support Animal): Emotional
    Support Animals: What Are They & What Kind of Paperwork Do They Need?

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  • sonia lopez August 5, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Hi Gigi, I really appreciate all the information you provided. I live in
    Los angeles and the landlord has a NO dog policy and I have already
    provided two notes from two different doctors and they said NO.. the other
    day I got a call that they would allow a dog but they need a deposit of
    $1, 0000 I do not think they should be charging me such a huge amt for an
    emotional support dog

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