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What Is An Emotional Support Animal?

What is an emotional support animal? An emotional support animal (ESA), is an animal that can provide comfort for its human companion. Unlike service animals, an ESA does not have to train to perform a specific task. Many airlines, rental companies, and public institutions most of the time make an excuse to allow priority for…

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Famous Service Dogs

Over the years, famous service dogs have provided both emotional and physical health benefits to their owners. But, for many of these loyal pets they have also taken up the job of providing security and some amazing feats of valor. From fire station dogs to search and rescue dogs, guide and hearing dogs to therapeutic dogs that offer emotional…

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How to Ask Your Doctor for an ESA

  How to ask your doctor for an Emotional Support Animal… If you’re curious to know how you go about speaking to a doctor about an emotional support animal (ESA), it’s actually quite easy. Simply just ask your doctor if you would be a good candidate. They will of course have a few questions for…

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Dog Friendly Peanut Butter Recipes

You say peanut butter, we say peanut butter…. everyone is crazy about peanut butter! Did you know there is an entire day in the U.S. we dedicate to celebrating peanut butter? Yes, that’s right! National Peanut Butter day is in the month of March and what better way to celebrate than with your four legged…

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How to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter

How to Get an Emotional Support Animal Letter with American Service Pets Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, fear of flying or just need a little bit of extra support in your life? Well, here at American Service Pets we want to help you. We understand that life is challenging and individuals across the country…

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Update: Our Own Heroes Save Homeless Puerto Rico Animals

Did you hear? Recently, a team of animal welfare agencies joined forces to rescue homeless pets in Puerto Rico. After a severe natural disaster, thousands of pets, left homeless and in danger. The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) worked with North Fork Animal Welfare League (NFAWL), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Kent Animal Shelter….

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Pet Therapy- What Petting Does for you and Your Pets

High stress and anxiety levels can make it difficult to stay focused and deal with life’s challenges. Pet therapy is based on the relationship between an emotional support animal and their owner. Simple activities that occur within this relationship, such as petting, can be beneficial for both the owner and the pet. Petting an emotional…

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The Horror of Lying About an ESA

What Are Fake ESAs? There’s a misguided notion that an ESA is for “anyone,” and that you can claim any animal is an ESA. But an ESA is no less valid than a service animal. The difference between an ESA and a service animal is that a service animal performs a specific task. That doesn’t make an ESA…

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Best Dog Breeds for an Emotional Support Animal

Congratulations! You have completed your emotional therapy process and have received your ESA letter. Now for the excitement of welcoming an emotional support animal into your home and beginning a new journey with a safe and helpful companion. What to look out for While almost any compassionate and well-mannered dog can act as an emotional…

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