National Service Animal Registry


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Service Dog and Emotional Support Animal Blog

A Service Dog and Emotional Support Animal Blog

Tips for Getting an ESA Letter for Flying

For individuals who rely on an emotional support animal, it's extremely important that they be able to bring those animals along with them when they travel. Traveling via airline can be extremely stressful for everyone-and even more so for those with an anxiety disorder. If you struggle with anxiety or another emotional or mental disorder, and you rely on an ESA to assist you with it, here are some things you should know about flying with your ESA. [...]

Service Dog and ESA Breed Restrictions Take Lift Off by Airlines

It's always important to understand your rights when it comes to your service or emotional support animal (ESA). Understanding the rules and guidelines of living or traveling with your animal can make life a lot easier. However, sometimes these rules and guidelines can become confusing when one entity has its own set of rules, and the federal government has another. This gray area has become apparent when it comes to flying with an ESA or service animal. You may have heard recent news headlines referencing emotional support dogs, and how certain airlines are hoping to put restrictions on specific breeds. If you were confused by these announcements, you're not alone. Here's a quick summary to help you understand everything you need to know about the new guidelines for flying with a service or emotional support animal. [...]

ESA Housing Laws: Everything You Need to Know

Going through life with an emotional or mental disability can be difficult enough. But when you are trying to find a place to live with your ESA, things can get even trickier. Some landlords are not welcoming to pets, even when they play such a vital role in their owner's lives. Thankfully, people with emotional support animals have legal rights to fair housing. Keep reading below to learn everything you need to know about the Fair Housing Act, and how it can impact you and your ESA during your home search. [...]

Buying the Best Vests for Your Service Dog

Dogs are humans' best friends, and they are incredibly intelligent animals that are capable of much more than they often get credit for. Service dogs are the perfect example. Every single day, these smart and well-trained dogs do their duty and keep those who are hard of hearing, visually impaired or otherwise physically or mentally challenged safe and secure. Service dogs go through rigorous training and are held to extremely high standards to ensure they can keep their human companion safe at all times. With that being said, it's also important that service dogs are given the education and support they need to do their jobs right. This may mean you need to buy a service dog vest to make your service animal clearly identifiable and recognizable. If you're in the market for a superb service dog vest for sale, here is a very helpful guide to finding the best one for your beautiful dog. [...]

What's the Best Type of Leash for Service Dog Training?

While dogs don't require any task-specific training to register as an ESA, they're expected to be well-behaved in public. So, if your dog needs a little extra training before they can be treated as an ESA in public areas, then it's time to get started. But first, you'll need the right leash. Here are a few tips for choosing the best service dog leash for training your dog. [...]