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My daughter suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and will be going away to college for the first time this fall.  So you can imagine the emotional stress we are going through right now.  Recently, we found a stray who is so sweet and my daughter started looking into ESA's.  This dog would be perfect for her, but I can't seem to figure out a legitmate organization who registers them. 

 

I saw your post was hoping that even though this has been some years ago, you might see this and be able to tell me how I/we would go about registering our dog for this purpose.  My daughter has been seening a licensed councilor for her situation, but not a licensed psychologist.  So I don't know if that matters or not.

 

I'll keep looking, in the meantime, you can email me at dbarton@mybanktx.com if you have any advice to give us.

 

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I used the service for my dog which passed away and also for my new companien...

have a look ...Emotional Support Animal - usdogregistry.org‎
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All dogs are emotional support animals if they have decent owners. 

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I want to find psychologist who can interview me and proscribe an emotional support animal for me.  Can you make any suggestions?  I live in Houston, TX.

 

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I am a big supporter of animals that aid people & help them be more independent. I think that's expanded to a point where they & their people all need to have some sort of ID, that they've been certified for it. Some animals go through established programs, and wear clearly identifiable jackets/harnesses, but others don't. That unfortunately makes it too easy for "impostors" to just bring a pet somewhere, and make legitimate pairs suspect. It would be nice to see a federal certification/licensing program with ID cards.


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A great book is "Until Tuesday" by Luis Carlos Montalván. He is a veteran with PTSD and Tuesday his service pup gives him a new leash on life. It also deals with the difficulties of proving that your dog is indeed a service animal.

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My ESA helps me to get out a little, some people think ESA disability dogs are just bull. But let me tell you, when you have anxiety panic attacks having that dog there helps to calm me down an keep me safe !!!!
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