Emotional Support Animal Identification
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.