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Emotional Support Dog Registration

An emotional support animal is an animal that comforts and calms a person by its presence. An emotional support animal is usually a dog, but can be a cat or other animal. Such animals help people suffering from psychological disabilities that interfere with their successful performance of daily activities. An emotional support animal doesn’t have to be trained, and you have the freedom to choose any animal and breed that is recognized as an ESA.

Emotional support animals and your rights

ESAs do not enjoy the same accessibility privileges as service animals, but there are laws that grant you the right to live and travel with your ESA. For example, in the USA and under the Fair Housing Act, a housing provider may not deny a reasonable accommodation request because he or she is uncertain whether or not the person seeking the accommodation has a disability or a disability related need for an assistance animal. Similarly, under the Air Carrier Access Act, the U.S. and foreign air carriers are prohibited to discriminate on the basis of a patron’s mental or physical need for an assistance animal to assist with their disabilities

Emotional support dog identification

Emotional support dogs (animals) are usually identified by a tag or a vest which indicates that the animal has been certified as an ESA. In Canada and the USA, ESA owners should have an emotional support letter that proves that the animal is not a pet, but rather an ESA.

An emotional support letter should be issued by a licensed mental health professional. When it comes to emotional support animal laws in Canada and the USA, each country has their own rules and regulations, but they all protect people with disabilities who require the assistance of an ESA.

List of Qualified Disabilities

Please note that some disabilities may not qualify in certain jurisdictions.

Adjustment Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Eating Disorders
Factitious Disorders
Fears and Phobias
Impulse-Control Disorders

Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders

Suicidal Thoughts/Tendencies
Social Anxiety Disorder
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Substance Related Disorders
Separation Anxiety


Protected by the Human Rights Act in the USA

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Protected by Accessible Canada Act

Service dogs are recognized by housing laws

Approved for all dog sizes and breeds in USA & Canada