How to Respond When Property Owner Requests Pet Deposits for Emotional Support Animal

Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are protected under the Federal Fair Housing Act.  Emotional Support Animals are not classified as pets because they provide support to an individual with a disability or psychological condition.  The most common Emotional Support Animals are dogs and cats, but many individuals prefer birds, rabbits and small reptiles. Property owners cannot…

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Where Can I Take an Emotional Support Animal?

Where Can I Take an Emotional Support Animal? Shopping and Restaurants:   ESAs are allowed into stores by courtesy and not by law.  Your pet must be well behaved in public.   No formal training is required.   ESAs are not allowed inside restaurants due to Health Code regulations, but are often welcome to join their pet owner…

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Covid-19 Guidance

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR HANDLERS OF SERVICE AND THERAPY ANIMALS UPDATED JUNE 16, 2020 We are still learning about the virus that causes COVID-19, but it appears that animals can get COVID-19 as the virus can spread from people to animals in some situations. CDC is aware of a small number of…

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