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Emotional Support Animal Letter
EmotionalSupportPet.com has partnered with Keystone
Psychological Services LLC in Denver, Colorado to provide
Psychological Evaluations and online counseling to our clients.
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 from home).
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 $99.95 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 an emotional support animal letter all you need
to do is present this document at the ticketing counter during
check-in that's it! THE AIRLINE CANNOT CHARGE ANY
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 emotional
support animal letter
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 clients have flown on the following airlines with NO
HASSLES and without 48 hour advance notice being given
during the last 3 months (Updated September 19th 2018):
Southwest (The best value and most friendly airline)
Allegiant (Low cost and excellent service)
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) - Delta now requires
proof of vaccinations and signed statement from pet owner
acknowledging owner can control pet). Your prescription
can substitute for Delta form #2.
American Airlines (48 hour notice recommended) (Merging
with US Air)
*For each flight please clearly write your flight number, pet
breed/weight on the top of 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
Emotional Support Animal Letter Renewal
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.
To renew your prescription ($74.95) starting Jan 1st 2018
please submit your updated health information via our online
evaluation and select the renewal option for the lower price.
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
|If Drug companies
were able to Patent
the joy and happiness
pets bring they
probably would have.
|Get Your Emotional
Support Animal Letter
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 a Cat can be an
Pet - though your
airline may ask that
you bring a carrier
just in case you are
unable to safely hold
onto your pet.
Emotional Support Animal Prescription Letters
Emotional Support Pet Blog Posts
Research Supporting Pets Improve Health
ADOPTIONING A PET CAN LITERALLY SAVE YOUR LIFE. THE PROVEN BENEFITS OF
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
November 2nd 2017 - A recent study by a Swedish University shows that pet owners
experience lower levels of stress, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease,
fewer doctor’s visits, are less depressed, and get more exercise than non pet owners.
Emotional Support Animals help people just by their presence.
One study found that having a pet was more effective at decreasing blood pressure
than a popular blood pressure medication when the subject was under stress.
Research shows that emotional support animals may improve cardiovascular health by
decreasing blood pressure by lowering the heart rate during stressful situations. When
you are better able to control your stress level you will likely have fewer incidents of
depression and anxiety.
Research also shows the social support a pet provides also encourages more positive
social interactions with other people (your pet encourages other people to be more
friendly). For example, walking a dog in public you are more likely to interact with
strangers as opposed to being by yourself. The benefits of owning a pet increases as
we age. Elderly pet owners are more likely to have a higher level of mobility and were
better able to perform daily life activities. Many nursing homes and hospitals now
recognize the benefits of emotional support pets and are now either pet friendly or
allow visits by therapy animals.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS IMPROVE HEALTH OF CANCER PATIENTS IN TREATMENT SETTING
(March 3rd 2018) A recent study sponsored by Pfizer and the Good Dog Foundation
revealed that even when cancer patients were undergoing chemotherapy, visits by
emotional support dogs provided resulted in a measurable improvement in cancer
patient’s well being.
Cancer patients who received daily visits from emotional support dogs showed
improved emotional well-being even as their physical health declined. Many even
reported that they would have discontinued the chemotherapy if it wasn’t for the
emotional support provided by the dog's daily visits which would typically last for 15 to
The benefits provided by emotional support animals is now recognized by the Cancer
Treatment Centers of America which treats thousands of cancer patients every year.
Other hospitals have also followed suit and permit emotional support animal visits.
Other studies have even shown that hospitals which use emotional support dogs to
comfort patients see a decrease in the time the average patient spends in the hospital
compared to those who do not interact with a emotional support dog. This not only
improves patient health but saves the hospital resources!
DECREASED RELIANCE ON PAIN MEDICATION WHEN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL PRESENT
(September 2nd 2018) Researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff
School of Nursing have found that patients who receive emotional support dog visits on
a daily basis for 5-15 minutes per visit require on average 28% less oral pain
medication than patients who do not have access to emotional support dogs. Patients
in the study group were recovering from total joint replacement surgery and were
similar in age, gender, ethnicity, and time spent in the hospital.
Emotional Support Dogs not only help patients overcome acute pain but also greatly
benefit people suffering from chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia which is not very well
understood and is more persistent and difficult to treat. In one study titled “Impact of
Animal-Assisted Therapy for Outpatients with Fibromyalgia” published by the National
Institute of Health on January 1st 2014 found that 38% of patients suffering from
Fibromyalgia who received daily visits from hospital emotional support dogs reported
significant decreases of pain and stress compared with only 5% who did not receive
emotional support dog visits.
There is currently no known curative treatment for Fibromyalgia and symptoms are
usually controlled with a combination of oral medicine and non drug therapies which
also include exercise, spiritual healing, massage, chiropractic treatment, and
supplements. In addition to reduced levels of pain patients also reported increased
levels of cheerfulness and pleasantness after meeting with the hospital’s emotional