What Is An Emotional Service Animal?
An emotional service animal is a special kind of animal that is prescribed by health professionals for patients who are limited in physical tasks by their disability. All patients who require additional help to carry out their physical tasks can benefit from their emotional service animal. These animals are specifically trained and know very well how to perform different tasks. They know how to help their owner and whenever the patient needs any assistance, the emotional service animal will be there to assist the patient and do his task. It is not difficult to get a service dog. All you have to do is buy a trained dog and registered them as a service dog.
Service Animal Permissions
A service animal is allowed in many accommodations and public places such as parks, grocery stores, and restaurants because they are trained and thus, don’t pose a threat to the surrounding public. Moreover, a service animal has to be with their owner at all times. So, it must be allowed in such public places where the patient goes. A service dog vest is recommended whenever someone takes their service dog to public places with him. The service dogs can even provide navigation for their owners which is a great advantage and incentive to have one.
Separate Laws for ESA and Emotional Service Dogs
There are separate laws for both emotional support dogs and emotional service dogs. Emotional service dogs don’t create much disturbance or problems since they are trained. However, and untrained emotional support animals face more difficulty since they have to provide emotional support to their owners and thus, they aren’t trained.
Registering Emotional Service Dog and Benefits
Now, for this purpose, there is a specific department that handles the affairs of service dogs and their purchase. Fulfilling the criterion and filling out all the required forms is up to the patient. The patient can do all this work and register their dog as a service dog which will help to gain several advantages as mentioned below:
- The patient can take their service dog with them wherever they are traveling. Getting a service dog on a flight with you is allowed by most airlines.
- You can take your service dog to the beach and most outdoor public places. Registered service dogs are always allowed to assist and accompany their disabled owners in public areas.
- Hotels can not ask you to keep your dog outside. There is a disabilities act passed, and by the help of that, you can take your dog with you to your hotel when you travel.
- There is a Fair Housing Act, and by the help of that, you can live with your service dog in your home, and the landlord won’t deny occupancy.