Frequently Asked Questions
Emotional support animals are not usually trained to perform tasks and they are usually dogs or cats. They provide emotional support and comfort to persons having psychiatric and other mental impairments.
The animal cannot pose a threat to public health or safety, and it must provide some type of relief for the owner’s mental condition, or otherwise lessen the severity of symptoms experienced.
As it relates to Emotional Support Animals, the Fair Housing Act requires that landlords make reasonable accommodations for people with mental and emotional conditions, which includes allowing ESAs free of charge.