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What is a Service Dog? What do they do?

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Have you ever asked yourself what a service dog really is? You have probably heard that name a dozen times, but what are they for and how are they different than Emotional Support Animals (emotional support dogs) or Therapy Animals (therapy dogs)? Well, they’re mainly dogs that are supposed to be referred to as Therapy Animals but are called Therapy Dogs because …

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What is a Therapy Dog? What do they do?

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Have you ever wondered what a therapy dog is? You have heard the name of it and you’ve seen them around from time to time, but what are they and how are they different from Emotional Support Animals (emotional support dogs) or Service animals (service dogs)? Well, they’re mainly dogs that are supposed to be referred to as Therapy Animals …

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Our List of Emotional Support Animal Dog Breeds

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Ever wanted to know what the top 10 dog breeds are? Well, here’s the list: 1 Labrador Retriever Labrador Retrievers are happy and energetic and will encourage you to perk up even when you’re not feeling too great. They are great at helping people with disabilities because a disabled person would prefer an animal over some medicine. Not only do …

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Emotional Support Animal Birds or Just Pets?

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Now, you may have been thinking that Emotional Support Animals can only be dogs or cats and that’s it – not birds. You’ve probably gone online and seen dogs serving as Emotional Support Animals and cats as well, but a bird? Well, it’s a common misconception to believe that only dogs and cats can serve as ESAs and here’s why: …

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Bring Your Emotional Support Animal To Work

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Recently, according to a Nolo report, California law, specifically the Fair Employment and Housing (FEHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has been telling employers to allow their disabled employees to bring Emotional Support Animals or Service dogs to work with them so they can cope with their disability or high stress. …

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Tips to Travel with your Emotional Support Animal

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If you’re planning to fly this holiday season with your emotional support animal, there are a few things to know before arriving at the airport that will greatly reduce the stress involved when flying with your animal. Click here if you need tips on what the pet policies are for some airline companies. Tips on What to Make Sure before …

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How to Get an Emotional Support Animal or ESA

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Are you wondering how to get an Emotional Support Dog or other ESA? If you already have an animal that helps alleviate your symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, fear… You may already have one. In case you didn’t know, an Emotional Support Animal is a pet that helps alleviate symptoms of a mental or emotional disability through companionship and affection. Unlike most …

What are some Emotional Support Animal Benefits?

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Has anyone ever told you that a 12,000-year-old human skeleton was found in Israel a few years ago with its hand resting on the skeleton of a 6-month-old wolf pup? This is true! It also typifies the bond that we humans have had with dogs and not only does our relationship go way back, our relationships are also very powerful. For …

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Emotional Support Animals on Campus

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An ESA, or emotional support animal, is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual suffering from a psychiatric disability. Millions of Americans already rely on an ESA as a means of coping with the debilitating effects of mental illness and likewise,  many college students are now opting out of pharmaceutical treatments in favor of four-legged therapy. The fact of the matter is that an ESA can empower someone with …

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What is an Emotional Support Dog? What do they do?

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An Emotional Support Dog is a dog that a licensed mental health professional has determined provides some benefit to an individual with a mental or emotional disability. They do not require specific training and provide emotional or mental stability to their owners through their love and companionship. Emotional Support Dogs are also commonly called Companion Dogs and are a specific type of …

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Do You Wonder If Your Emotional Support Dog is Legally Allowed?

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How Legal Is My Emotional Support Dog? Confusion as to the legality of Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) or Emotional Support Dogs (ESDs) abounds due to misinformation and incorrect stories about mishandling and exploitation. As a matter of fact, there really are people who need comfort pets and emotional support animals and there are laws that support their need for it. …