Are you suffering from long term depression and negative thoughts? Does life always appear gloomy to you, making you feel low and disappointed all the time? Tired of taking medicines yet yearning for some company and emotional support? Well, this is the time you should give a thought of bringing an emotional support dog home that can beautify your life through his unconditional love and support!
Keeping pets is not something people are obsessed about without any reason. On the contrary, loving an animal is a beautiful feeling that can never be expressed in words. However, an emotional support dog is not a regular dog that is an ordinary pet. It is kept to help you come out of stress or any mental illness and gets approved only via a legitimate licenced medical letter stating the need and legibility of your conditions towards keeping an emotional support dog.
Registering your emotional pet support animal gets easy!
If you already have one such animal and you want to acquire emotional support for it, then you can easily do so in easy and hassle-free steps, as mentioned below!
Step 1: The first step getting a medical letter issued from your doctor who states your ongoing physiological condition and the details of the treatment you are adhering at present. Get it attested and signed by your doctor.
Step 2: Second step to register an emotional support animal involves getting it to qualify a test that can approve its emotional support status via a Public Test conducted by NSAR.
Step 3: Once you are thorough with the above two steps, file an online application and check out.
Upon successful completion of your ESA registration, The National Service Registry would screen your application and would ask for some supporting documents in the upcoming week:
- Photo Identification: These cards are a piece of evidence that is important to identify that your dog or pet is an emotional support animal. This could be clipped with the animal leash or vest indicating its identity before the public or every time you carry it in a flight or some public space.
- ESR Certificate: You will be given a certificate that would be NSAR approved with its registered seal.
- Database Record: It would also include an entry of your animal into the NSAR database permanently for its lifetime.
How to determine whether you qualify to have a disability?
Acquiring an emotional support status for your animal requires you to be bound to suffering from some long term mental or emotional illness. However, the laws catering to ESA are quite liberal to the nature and severity of your disease. In general, the physical and emotional problems that are considered valid as per ESA laws are:
- Partial or permanent deafness/blindness
- Neurological problems
- Suicidal Inclinations
However, some exclusion does not qualify to be valid towards ownership of an ESA registered animal. Any objectionable or unscrupulous emotional, religious or sexual behaviour or conflicts between individuals and parties unless proven explicitly dysfunctional do not account for a valid ESA registration.