Pets and Housing

My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop

My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop
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In between sipping on my morning coffee and taking in this incredible scene, I reflect on a conversation I had with a good friend yesterday. We’ve been friends for over ten years, so even on a quick, fun getaway, we still bypass small talk and get right to the good stuff. We got into the topic of anxiety. I live and cope with it regularly but wasn’t aware she had experienced it her whole life. It is incredible how much less lonely knowing someone else understands can make one feel. I was humbled as I listened to her ongoing journey with anxiety.

Cats vs Dogs: Which is the Right Emotional Support Animal for You?

Cats vs Dogs: Which is the Right Emotional Support Animal for You?
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*Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 32 sec. The cats vs dogs saga is a tail as old as time. Which is the superior breed of pet? There is much opinion on the matter, and so the debate rages onward. Cats and dogs both make wonderful companions in their own distinct ways. If you are curious which species would be best suited to meet your particular emotional support needs, read on!

How Do I Get an ESA in Florida

How Do I Get An ESA in Florida
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*Estimated Read Time: 6 min, 45 sec. Florida also follows the ADA definitions of ESAs. They recognize that an Emotional Support Animal is a vital component in treating some emotional and mental conditions. You can’t just slap a sticker on Fido’s vest and call him your ESA. Keep reading to learn how to qualify your pet as an ESA in Florida.

What is my dog feeling?

What Is My Dog Feeling?
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Good communication and mutual understanding are the backbones of any successful relationship, but how the heck do you build a long-lasting and healthy relationship with your dog? While we can’t listen to their thoughts, you should be able to start answering “what is my dog feeling?” by paying attention to his body language.

7 Most Common Life Changes that Cause Stress

7 Most Common Life Changes that Cause Stress
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*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 8 sec. Everyone experiences stress. It is a normal part of life. In the proper context, a little pressure can actually be quite beneficial and motivating! Unfortunately, the kind of changes that cause stress most often aren’t as helpful. One of the most talked-about 2020 (and now 2021) stress management tools has been pet ownership. 

Getting Your ESA Letter

Getting Your ESA letter
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Are you one of the estimated 43.8 million adults in America that have or will experience a mental illness this year? Are you one of the 9.8 million that have a mental illness? The parent of the 21.4% of youths (ages 13-18) or that 13% (ages 8-15) that have had some type of serious mental disorder…

How-To Guide for Registering Your Support Dog

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If you suffer from a psychological or mental condition, you can qualify for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) or Psychiatric Service Animal (PSA). What Counts As A Mental Disability? Depression—6.9% of adults experienced depression in the past year.  Anxiety—In 2015, 18.1% had some sort of anxiety disorder. The numbers have grown since then.  Mood Disorder—9.7% of…

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