Learn if You Qualify For a Psychiatric Service Dog
Your dog must be trained to help you with your disability. Take our free instant assessment to find out if you qualify for an PSD.
To qualify for a psychiatric service dog, you'll need a prescription letter from a licensed mental health professional (therapist) that states you need a dog to assist you with a major life task.
With only a few exceptions, a disabled handler may take a service dog into any place a person without a dog would normally be allowed to go - even when pets are NOT allowed.
includes, but is not limited to: restaurants, grocery stores, malls, theatres, buses, taxis, trains, airplanes, motels, government buildings, medical offices, hospitals, parks, beaches, amusement parks, churches, etc.
A Psychiatric Service Dog may fly in the cabin of a USA-based commercial airline with their disabled handler, and the handler may NOT be charged a pet or other fee.
Public entities may NOT charge the disabled handler a fee because of their service dog.
Landlords and property managers must make reasonable accommodations for tenants or prospective tenants with service dogs, even if the apartment, house, college dorm, or other residence does not allow pets. A tenant with a service dog may NOT be charged a pet-fee of any kind, even if pet fees are normally required.
Public entities may NOT position or seat the handler and service dog away from other patrons to intentionally separate them.
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A task is a trained behavior that minimizes the negative characteristics of a person's disability by doing something the disabled person cannot do for him or her self, but must be able to do in order to live.
The following is a list of possible tasks for a psychiatric service dog:
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Find answers to common questions pet owners have about Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSD)
There are many disabilities that may qualify you to have a service dog. The most familiar examples are a blind person's need for a seeing-eye dog or a hearing-impaired person's need for an alert dog. There are MANY other common examples, including a person with balance issues (occasional dizziness, etc.) and his/her need for a dog to stabilize its handler, or a person with PTSD who benefits from a psychiatric service dog to provide medication reminders and lay across its handler to provide deep pressure therapy during panic attacks.
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