Emotional Support Animal Identification
Please provide the ESA’s name, the name of the handler, address and a photo of the service animal (note: the information entered below must be exactly as you want them to appear on the ID card).
All Emotional Support Animals with an Emotional Support Animal ID Card will be registered into the SDC database.
An emotional support animal is a companion animal (typically a dog or cat) that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship. The animal provides emotional support and comfort to individuals with psychiatric disabilities and other mental impairments. The animal is not specifically trained to perform tasks for a person who suffers from emotional disabilities. Unlike a service animal, an emotional support animal is not granted access to places of public accommodation. Under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), an emotional support animal is viewed as a “reasonable accommodation” in a housing unit that has a “no pets” rule for its residents. Documentation from a doctor or licensed therapist is required for emotional support animals. If you require an ESA letter, contact one of our sponsors at esadoctors.com. Our paper certificate does not replace an ESA letter and should only be used in conjunction with an ESA letter.
When traveling (in an airplane) we recommend calling ahead of time and notifying them that you will be traveling with an emotional support animal as each airline has their own policy and procedures. Some airlines may require additional documentation from a doctor or licensed therapist as well. Please contact your airline before traveling.