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California Emotional Support Animal Letters

Millions of Americans suffer from an emotional disability, and if you're one of those afflicted, you may qualify for a California Emotional Support Animal (California ESA).

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Typically cats and dogs, through their companion and affection, a California ESA helps to lessen the symptoms of a mental disability. Governed by various Federal laws, FHA and ACAA, a California Emotional Support Animal requires no formal training (unlike a service dog).

Qualifying for a California Emotional Support Animal.

To qualify for a California Emotional Support Animal, the process is straightforward. A California-licensed mental health professional certified your mental disability and issues a California Emotional Support Animal letter of prescription. This is the documentation that you present to your property owner or airline gate agent, verifying your ESA status.

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If you're ever denied a reasonable accommodation using our products, we'll immediately refund all of your money, plus throw in $100 of ours for good measure.

Get Qualified Now For Your California Emotional Support Animal!

To qualify for a California Emotional Support Animal with ESADoggy, you must:

  1. Shop ESADoggy Emotional Support Animal Letter Consultations.
  2. Complete our online mental health evaluation.
  3. Lastly, when appropriate, we will conduct a telephonic mental health assessment with a state-licensed mental health counselor. During the call, they will determine your qualification for a California Emotional Support Animal.

Included with Your Purchase

By Federal law, your California Emotional Support Animal letter is good for one year. Annual renewals are performed at a discounted rate.

All purchases include complimentary year long email and telephone support for non-therapy related issues. About a month before your letter expires, we’ll re-certify and renew your status. You will never be out of compliance.

Components of your California ESA letter

Per Federal guidelines (FHA and ACAA), your California ESA letter of prescription (written within the last year on the doctor's letterhead) will contain important information:

  • You're a current patient of the mental health provider who's writing the ESA letter
  • You're under their care and treatment of an emotional disability that's outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version IV or V
  • Your emotional disability restricts you from daily completing and participating at least one significant activity
  • The prescription of an California Emotional Support Animal is an important part of your mental health treatment

Here's a short list of various mental disorders that qualify for an California ESA letter.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Gender identity crisis
  • Learning disorders
  • Phobias/fears
  • Sexual disorder

Why is a California Emotional Support Animal letter necessary?

The letter especially comes in handy when:

Renting a home – The Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAct) provides emotionally disabled individuals with the right to live with their ESA even in no-pets-allowed housing. Property owners are legally required to accept your emotional support animal. We note letter holders are accountable to keep their ESA documentation up to date (expires annually).

During air travel - The Federal Air Carrier Access Act allowed ESA travelers to bring the animal into the main cabin. There are important compliance rules that must be followed, otherwise, the airline is not required to make reasonable accommodations.

Federal Law regarding California Emotional Support Animals

Federal Law allows a licensed mental health provider to prescribe qualified individuals an emotional support animal. Traditionally, this is an untrained dog or cat that helps treat its owner for symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, and PTSD.

The statutes recognize three broad categories of disabilities: (1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as walking, working, washing, learning, dressing, etc.); (2) a record of impairment; or (3) being regarded as having such an impairment.

HUD and Housing Providers for your California Emotional Support Animal

HUD and housing providers take the following into consideration:

(1) Does the person seeking to use and live with the animal have a disability — i.e., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?

(2) Does the person making the request have a disability-related need for an assistance animal? In other words, does the animal work, provide assistance, perform tasks or services for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates one or more of the identified symptoms or effects of a person’s existing disability?

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From HUD's guidelines, "such documentation is sufficient if it establishes that an individual has a disability and that the animal in question will provide some type of disability-related assistance or emotional support."

Continuing, "a housing provider may not ask a tenant or applicant to provide documentation showing the disability or disability-related need for an assistance animal if the disability or disability-related need is readily apparent or already known to the provider."

What exactly is a reasonable accommodation?

FHA discrimination includes "a refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford [a person with a disability] an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling."

So, if your requested accommodation doesn't unduly burden (financially or administratively) your landlord, nor can it fundamentally alter the housing complex, the owner must provide housing.

HUD and several courts have explicitly stated that an exception to a "no pets" policy would qualify as a reasonable accommodation.

A landlord can ask for supporting documentation defining the need for an emotional support animal, but a tenant is not required to provide proof of training or certification of the animal.

How To Qualify

Without ever leaving the comfort of your home or office, you can qualify for an Emotional Support Animal. To qualify, you must complete the following steps.

1. Prescreening your mental health

You will safely and securely complete our brief mental health screening. This anonymous assessment will allow us to determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.

2. Shop ESA letter consultations

While face-to-face therapy can cost upwards of $350 for a single session, our total cost ranges from $149 to $199. That’s all-inclusive, just pay one flat fee, and that’s it, you’re never out another dime. We won’t soak you with hidden fees.

3. Consult with a licensed professional

Via telephonic or video sessions, you’ll speak with an in-state licensed mental health professional to assess your disability and disability-related need for an emotional support animal. Follow-up care will also be offered.*

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Two years of painstaking research, vetting by top industry experts and housing-law attorneys, combined with world-class customer service have all come together to produce the finest Emotional Support Animal products on the planet that are guaranteed to work.

If you're ever denied a reasonable accommodation using our products, we'll immediately refund all of your money, plus throw in $100 of ours for good measure.

Reviewing your ESA letter.

There are A LOT of horribly written ESA letters out there. We've shopped them, our clients and visitors to our site have sent them to us, and we've spent the last two years giving them the once-over. In a word, they're bad. Really bad.

At ESADoggy, we offer a web-based service that allows visitors (aka you) to submit their Emotional Support Animal letter, where it's reviewed by a team member. We'll gladly take a look, and reply back with our thoughts, but don't hate us if we come back with bad news.

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All Inclusive Pricing.

Pay one price and leave your wallet behind. ESADoggy offers all-inclusive pricing for an Emotional Support Animal letter that is easy to understand without hidden costs or future surprises.

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Our direct and straight-forward process is designed to connect patients with licensed mental health professionals.

About ESADoggy

We both know an animal's companionship, and unconditional affection can bring happiness to a family or a person’s life.; this can be especially true for those struggling with anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, sleep issues, and other recognized emotional disabilities.

Thankfully, various Federal Laws, including the Fair Housing Act and Air Carrier Access Act, provide qualified individuals, along with their Emotional Support Animal, access to no-pets-allowed housing, travel amenities, and protection against discrimination, eviction, and unfair fees and deposits.

Through a mental health care provider-issued letter of prescription, these animals are a practical treatment option, bringing comfort and help minimize negative symptoms associated with a wide variety of emotional disabilities.

To bring this idea to the masses, we created ESADoggy, an organization built on a foundation of compassion and kindness toward people and animals in need.

Learn about us, our process, how we safeguard your personal information, and the Federal Laws we follow.

Or, just give us a call at 800-372-4125 to speak with a member of our Client Support Team.