Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal?

Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal?

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43 Comments

  1. Jordan clowater on November 13, 2022 at 11:10 am

    hey i’m just wondering if i would qualify for a esa because i have bad anxiety and depression and ptsd bht i’m scared to ask my therapist about it so i want your opinion

  2. Michael bay on November 13, 2022 at 11:11 am

    These people are a bunch of pussies

  3. Dan Hove on November 13, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Dog of any breed or miniature horse. You are Wrong ADA Service Animals. 2013 Revised ADA

  4. McKinley Deshaies on November 13, 2022 at 11:19 am

    I want an emotional support dog but no one thinks I need one

  5. Marvelous Melodies on November 13, 2022 at 11:19 am

    0:51
    I have three out of all of the other illnesses she listed
    I have depression PTSD and anxiety. I also struggle with suisidal thoughts every now and then. I’m in need of one

  6. MinaRose2023VA on November 13, 2022 at 11:19 am

    I think I need a service dog instead then Cause I need one when I go out into crowded places I get so anxious and feel off while at stores and big crowds like I get really bad and disoriented

  7. Chris Shenzo on November 13, 2022 at 11:20 am

    A charming and most useful explanation by a most gracious advocate.
    It’s a pity that abuse of these classifications has often made valid use of such loving animals controversial. Canine nature often seems more evolved than human! Cheers!

  8. coco coco on November 13, 2022 at 11:20 am

    How Cazn I get a letter for my dog. Emotional support animal

  9. idk on November 13, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I KNEW I SEEN YOU BEFORE! I was like, “ I really have a very strong feeling I HAVE seen her from somewhereeee”

    *thinks REALLY hard*

    Me- *GaSp!* SHANE DAWSONNNNNN! THATS WHERE I SEEN HER!!!!!!!!

  10. Jäger on November 13, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Me and my mom know I suffer with a lot of anxiety, I have had it since I was young, and we were thinking about getting a Emotinal support animal!

  11. shellsbellswac on November 13, 2022 at 11:22 am

    I run a cafe and got into a huge argument with a customer who claimed to have an ESA. He said that he was being denied his ADA rights. It was the most terrifying and degrading verbal confrontations I’ve ever had. He called me discriminatory and a few choice phrases I don’t care to stoop to rename. But I stand by what I did and that discomfort and fear is a little slice of what folks go through who are discriminated against for having trained service animals.

  12. hayley 2019 on November 13, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I wish I could take my dog to school she is so sweet and I have anxiety and highly sensitive personality disorder and I haven’t been able to get to school lately because I don’t want to be alone at school and I love my dog she makes me feel better

  13. Abby Williams on November 13, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I have a two year old bernedoodle. She’s my psychiatric service dog in training. I am training her myself, and she is amazing me everyday! The AODA law recognizes service miniature horses, cats, and dogs! Emotional support animals can be anything really, but can’t be taken everywhere with you. Now, if your emotional support dog isn’t allowed somewhere don’t go and say it’s a service dog, and don’t register a dog to be a service dog. (Registrations are scams) i’d also like to point out that emotional support is not a service dog task.

  14. Ann Foxgold on November 13, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Now UK allows service dogs as ESA’s. Thankfully for me

  15. Dragon lover on November 13, 2022 at 11:30 am

    The horse that is shown is an actual service animal not an esa service animals defined by the Ada is any dog or miniature horse that is specifically task trained to help there handler. I don’t agree with mini horses being service animals in most cases when I do approve is when someone needs more mobility support then what a dog can provide. The reason I don’t approve of them most of the time is that you can’t put them under the table a restaurants to get them out of the way which restricts where you can be seated and if your the first person to go to a restaurant with a service animal they put you out of the way they’ll do that to everyone else that comes in after which they can’t do and they can actually deny access if they can’t provide enough space or the animal is going to disrupt the normal flow/ be in the way.

  16. Carter-hot pockets on November 13, 2022 at 11:35 am

    I do not know about a lot of this, but I feel I strongly need something to be with me. I feel like I need a dog to be with me all the time, I am very unstable mentally, I suffer from depression, anxiety, very bad social anxiety, self-harm, and gender + sexuality identity disorder. Can I ever qualify for a service dog? can I deserve one? An ESA would be great! but I think I need a dog with me everywhere since I have very severe social anxiety. ESA’s are not allowed in certain stores, hotels, and restaurants. I think a Service Dog would be better for me to grow and stay safe. Can I have feedback so I can notify my therapist and parents on new ideas? Again, I have been doing research, but my parents do not think research online is of any use, they want me to go to groups, but I am terrified to, I can’t do it. Can I ever have a service dog? which will be best for me?

    Edit: I also do know of any coast of things. I have done some "research" but most websites are different. Any recommended websites would help :).

  17. cool like that! on November 13, 2022 at 11:35 am

    What if the animal is being neglected by the person that wanted him for support?

  18. Mayah on November 13, 2022 at 11:36 am

    My dog isn’t an emotional support animal, but she does really help me when I’m stressed 🙂

  19. Gary Agin on November 13, 2022 at 11:37 am

    What if you have a cat that breaks all the rules, for ten years my cat has acted as if he was trained to deal with me. This cat get s me up like clockwork to do rituals observed for 10 years. Walks on a leash, fetches and seems to have a vast amount of abilities I ve not had in the 61 years of life I ve lived with 15 cats and 3 dogs over the years. Not even my brilliant 5 abbysinians came close, well, maybe one. I don t seek to take my cat into a resto unless we re traveling and that s the only way to eat, but air travel, train travel etc are essential, and, housing is a no brainer

  20. SiaLaterZ on November 13, 2022 at 11:38 am

    4:15 that’s totally the look I would give people if I had one. That’s really the only reason I haven’t looked into. Im certain I’d qualify. But I’d rather not have to deal with other people than to leave the safety of my home.

  21. Moldy _Agent160 on November 13, 2022 at 11:38 am

    I suffer from depression so I have a question. So I have a dog and he is a resque dog so could he possibly help me with my depression by comforting me?

  22. cerulean on November 13, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Are they only dogs? I hate dogs.

  23. Creative Insider on November 13, 2022 at 11:46 am

    True, and you can train your esa to not bark/be aggressive/ acting like a normal dog

  24. Blondie on November 13, 2022 at 11:46 am

    ESA’s are a joke and should be illegal

  25. Kaelyn Eugster on November 13, 2022 at 11:48 am

    would an esa be good for eating disorder recovery? i believe this would be very beneficial to my recovery which i’m having a hard time with

  26. casey wright on November 13, 2022 at 11:49 am

    My gf had one was told Esa don’t mean anything so she wasn’t aloud to take it any where’s yet her dog had papers that said she was a Esa and I herd something among the lines of if u have a Esa that u don’t have to pay any extra fees yet my gf was told that’s not ture

  27. laura on November 13, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Hi Kati, my PCP recently recommended an emotional support animal. I presented the letter to my property management, and they’re requiring further details on this. I’m a little confused since they’re not a service animal? They’re asking for more information on why I need an emotional support animal even though my doctor clearly stated it’s for anxiety.  I plan on speaking to my therapist about this as well, but I wanted to hear what you have to say since I don’t talk to her until next week.

  28. Melissa on November 13, 2022 at 11:50 am

    I do have a bit of anxiety, and my therapist has been really helping me. So much so that we were able to go from weekly sessions to every other week. I still struggle on certain days but other days I’m ok. I haven’t brought my dog over to LA with me bc I’m worried about pet rent costs since I’m already struggling. But if I got the dog registered under ESA that could help.
    Idk if I should talk to my therapist about it.. the anxiety is getting a little better and I don’t want to claim it in my life. However I do know that my dog for sure 100% helped me relax when I was living with her. Should I just ask my therapist?

  29. Janine McGuire on November 13, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I have seen documentaries of monkeys trained to care for a quadriplegic are they not considered service animals or is it they are not considered animals?

  30. Yael Lynn on November 13, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Can my dog be an ESA just because i am an HSP and he helps me to cope with my emotions?

  31. MoonHeartMo on November 13, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I have bipolar and my attacks are stressful and can be harmful. I been looking into a service dog, my pup is great but she doesn’t have training and is a family dog.

  32. Rodney Bever on November 13, 2022 at 11:52 am

    One of my most relaxing hobbies is working with my tarantula collection. I would probably go nuts without them to help me unwind. But they are not service animals. And neither is your precious tea cup chihuahua.

  33. Flxrysh on November 13, 2022 at 11:53 am

    How do I get an esa Ive been really emotional and depressed lately and my cat cheers me up and I really can’t get my dad started without my dad bringing my cat to my room and me petting it for latest 10 minutes I think it’s really getting to a problem now

  34. MangeldDragon10 on November 13, 2022 at 11:56 am

    I am able to get a emotional support dog because if my problem getting to sleep, waking me up and prompting me to sleep. Thank you.

  35. Katie Dunmon on November 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Miniature horses are also covered under the ADA as service animals

  36. Catherine Brunner on November 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

    I’m agoraphobic, my emotional support dog forces me out the door.

  37. Jesse C on November 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

    I have no motivation, the only reason that I “care” of stuff is because I’m here, and feels really sad whenever I’m ignored, which happened a few times per day… should I get a pet?

  38. Jon B on November 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    It is not true that ESAs are allowed in "no pets" or pet restricted housing. The ADA provides an understanding of the difference between ESAs and service animals. The key in understanding this difference is the word "task". What is the task that the dog performs in relation to your disability? In other words, if your pet has not been trained to perform specific tasks that relate to your disability, then it is not by legal definition, a service animal. Simply being there and providing you comfort is not a task. Therefore, the ADA does not recognize ESAs, and it does not require housing providers or HOAs to waive any pet restrictions they already have in place. The only situation where federal law (the ADA) can require housing providers to waive pet restrictions is with valid service animals.

  39. Alice Condor on November 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    I need some advice: I have been living at my current place for 3 years and will be living here till May. A potential new tenant has a current place of residence till May and is bounded by a contract there. However, she wants to break that contract to move into the place I am currently at in January. I have life-threatening cat allergies and don’t have anywhere to go. I can get documentation that I state my allergies and notes from doctors, but I am unsure of what the legal action is. I have been googling it and looking at the EAS laws but it is still unclear what the end result would be since it is not possible to have both of us living there (Shared central air). I just want to make sure I do things in the correct manner. Thanks!

  40. Aaron Wilcox on November 13, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    I’m sick of the whole ESA scam. Leave your pets at home and grow up and quit being coddled.

  41. Eduardo Meinberg on November 13, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Hi, I have a emotional suport cat, but the place I live do not allow cats and the landlord want me and my parents to leave. Do you know if there are any law about this? Or he can just make us leave?

  42. Beth Valenzuela on November 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Does anyone know if un Mexico you can have a servir dog

  43. Jim Engeman on November 13, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Esas are NOT therapy dogs they are two different things don’t confuse them

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