I finally got mine, so watch out. Legally I can take it into County Hall.
Seriously there are far too many service animals, I guess dogs mostly. This depressed woman brought one into my art class. Hell, I have been depressed since Pepe Diaz got elected. Where is my service animal? I think there is a good reason to have service animals but when everyone has one, we will have pets in our restaurant and just about everywhere else. I bet I could talk my doctor into issuing one just so he can get me out of his office. Here is a registration for an emotional dog kit. What a scam, emotional dog?
Here is all you need, No. 7 most interesting that the ADA does not recognize them:
7. What is the difference between an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and a Service Dog?
An emotional support animal is just that. It’s a dog that belongs to somebody who has emotional needs. Sometimes people will refer to them as “therapy dogs” or “comfort dogs” but this is not recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The person must have a mental health professional determine that the presence of a dog is necessary for them to continue their daily living habits. They are also required to have their physician write a letter to this effect.These ESA’s are allowed to fly as well and live in housing that would otherwise say “No Animals.” However, under the current ADA and Fair Housing Laws an ESA is only protected as follows:
An ESA may fly in the cabin of a commercial or private airline with their handler, and the handler does not have to pay a pet or other fee. A very specific prescription letter from a licensed mental health profession is ALWAYS required by airlines, as well as advance notice in most cases that the passenger will be flying with an ESA.
Landlords and property managers must make reasonable accommodations for tenants or prospective tenants with ESAs, even if the apartment, house, college dorm, or other residence does not allow pets. Reasonable fees may be asked of the client, similar to a pet fee. Besides requiring a letter of prescription. Property managers/landlords may require that the (prospective) tenant’s mental health professional complete and sign a Third Party Verification form.