Emotional Support Animal Prescription Letter
EmotionalSupportPet.com has partnered with Keystone
Psychological Services located in Laporte, Colorado to provide
Psychological Evaluations and online counseling to our customers.
Keystone's team of Licensed Mental Health Professionals
will evaluate you online through an extensive battery of tests.
The exam will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete
and is issued online (Step #1 at bottom of page).
A licensed therapist will review your evaluation and have your
results within 2-3 business days. If a diagnosis can be made a
prescription will be emailed to you with your results (as a PDF
file to print at home) and the original prescription will be mailed
to you by 1st class USPS.
If a diagnosis cannot be made and it is determined you do
not qualify for an emotional support pet a full refund will be
After you receive your prescription your assigned therapist
will contact you via e-mail to begin online therapy sessions.
Please continue your online treatment as instructed by your
therapist. These sessions may last a few days or a few weeks.
The total cost of our complete service which includes online
Psychological Evaluation, e-mail counseling, and Emotional
Support Animal prescription letter is $124.95 and includes
everything you will need to fly with your pet! (Please scroll
down to the bottom of this page for link to psychological exam).
What You Need to Know
At the Airport
Once you have a letter of prescription for an Emotional Support
Pet all you need to do is present this document at the ticketing
counter during check-in that's it! THE AIRLINE CANNOT CHARGE
ANY ADDITIONAL FEES.
The airline may ask to make a copy of your prescription letter
which must be no older than one year old and then verify that
your pet will not be a nuisance or danger to other passengers.
Basically this is done by visual observation, if your pet appears
vicious, excessively noisy, or presents any other indication of
being a threat or nuisance to others, the airline has the right to
deny you service.
Does My Emotional Support Animal Need a Vest?
No. ESA's are Pets and are not required to wear uniforms or
have any other kind of identification or picture ID Card of any kind.
All that's required is the pet owner obtain a valid prescription for
an Emotional Support Animal.
Registering or Certifying Your Pet
Please note that "registering" or "certifying" your pet through
various online registration services does not give you or your pet
any additional rights - only a prescription from a licensed mental
health professional can.
On-board the Plane
Emotional Support Animals are required to sit on the floor if
they cannot be safely held in the passenger's lap. There are no
size restrictions and pets as large as German Shepherds regularly
fly with their owners.
Most airlines will try to leave the seat open next to a passenger
flying with an Emotional Support Animal if they can (if the flight is
not full) and passengers with ESA's get priority boarding and
bulk-head seating preference (the seating near the front of the
plane which has more leg room) at no additional cost. This is
done because airlines know passengers with Emotional Support
Animals need the extra room and time to board
Also, it is even more important to arrive at the airport early so
the airline can accommodate you and your pet (if necessary) by
keeping the seat next to you open and provide you with a
pre-boarding pass (allowing you to board first).
Please note airlines are not obligated by law to give emotional
support animals priority boarding or bulk-head seating but rather
offer such conveniences as a courtesy. If your pet is large they
HAVE TO make a reasonable effort to accommodate you or
reschedule your flight.
EmotionalSupportPet.com Recommended Airlines
Our customers have flown on the following airlines with NO
HASSLES and without 48 hour advance notice being given
during the last 3 months (Updated January 2nd 2016):
Allegiant (Low cost and excellent service)
Southwest (the most leg room of the value Airlines).
Spirit (Spirit Airlines has made HUGE improvements in customer
service since being fined by the FAA and is recommended for
passengers with ESA's)
Frontier (Now part of Republic Air and ESA friendly)
AirTran (Now part of Southwest)
Sun Country (Smaller airline with great service)
ESA friendly Airlines but 48 hour advance notice
United (48 hour notice recommended)
USAirWays (48 hour notice recommended)
Delta (48 hour notice recommended)
American Airlines (48 hour notice recommended) (Merging
with US Air)
*Please clearly write your flight number, pet breed/weight
on your prescription and then fax/email to your airline.
**EmotionalSupportPet.com operates independently and is not affiliated
with any of the above airlines
Are Emotional Support Pets Service Animals?
NO!!! Service Animals are trained to assist their owners with
a specific task(s) and can travel ANYWHERE their owners can.
Emotional Support Animals are not trained and are still pets
(thus uniform not required) that enjoy their special status at
airports and in long term rental housing ONLY - as provided
for by the ACAA (Air Carriers Access Act) and the FHA (Fair
Order Your Evaluation Today and Receive Your
Prescription Letter within 2-3 Business Days!!
Step 1. Complete our Psychological Assessment and
select desired prescription (Airline/Housing or both on the
exam) Payment is made via Paypal after submitting test.
Step 2. If a diagnosis can be made you will receive a
prescription letter for an emotional support pet within 2-3
days. (a copy of your prescription will be sent to your email).
Step 3. To comply with state treatment laws your therapist
will contact you via email for follow-up online treatment
sessions at no additional cost.
If we are unable to write you a prescription we will provide
a FULL REFUND
Federal law mandates that your prescription letter expire
one year from the date issued (please read our "Legal Page"
to see where this law is codifed in the Air Carriers Access Act.
As long as you renew within 90 days from the date your pre-
scription expires the cost to renew is only $69.95. For example,
if your prescription was issued June 1st 2015 expiration would
be one year or June 1st of 2016 (the following year). You would
have 90 days after your prescription expires or until Sept.1st
2016 to renew your prescription with us and receive this low
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
|Well no Longer!
Learn how you may
be eligible for an
Pet Prescription and
bring your furry
friend with you! (Any
well mannered dog or
cat can be your
|Do the Airports have
you Feeling like a
caged up Animal?
Does the Dreariness,
Airports make you feel
An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is any household Pet
(dog or cat) that is able to fly CAGE FREE for no additional
charge while providing emotional support to his or her owner
who has been diagnosed with an identifiable emotional
disability that limits one or more daily life activities.
No special training is required because ESA's are pets.
Emotional Disabilities include:
● Anxiety (Specific or Generalized) ● Personality Disorders
● Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ● Mood Disorders
● Depressive Disorder ● Panic disorder(s)
● Social Phobia(s) (including fear of flying)
● And any other psychological disorder recognized by the DSM
IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
Emotional Support Animals are also permitted in non-pet
rental housing. Please see our "Rental Housing" section for
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|Get Your Emotional
today and your next
trip to the airport will
be far less stressful!
|There are no weight
limits for ESA's- this
70lb Border Collie is
able to fly with his
|A portable travel bag
for your furry friend
makes air travel a
|Even cats can be
Pets - though your
airline may ask that
you bring a carrier
just in case you are
unable to safely hold
onto your pet.