EmotionalSupportPet.com has partnered with Keystone Psychological Services located in Laporte, Colorado to provide Psychological Evaluations and online counseling to our customers.
Keystone's team of Licensed Mental Health Professionals will evaluate you online through an extensive battery of tests written to identify and diagnose DSM IV psychological disorders. The exam will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is issued online (Step #1 at bottom of page).
If it is determined you meet the criteria for an Emotional Support Pet a Licensed Therapist will write you a prescription that is then e-mailed to you as a PDF file to print at home - your original prescription will be sent 1st class USPS.
The entire process takes approximately 2-3 business days.(Sorry rush service is not available). If a diagnosis cannot be made a therapist will contact you for more information and if it is determined you do not qualify for an emotional support pet a full refund will be issued.
After a diagnosis is made and a prescription is written, to comply with state treatment laws your assigned therapist will then contact you via e-mail to continue your online treatment sessions. Please continue your online treatment as instructed by your therapist. These sessions may last a few days or a few weeks.
The total cost of our complete service which includes online Psychological Evaluation, e-mail counseling, and Emotional Support Pet prescription letter is $124.95 and includes everything you will need to fly with your pet!
What You Need to Know
At the Airport
Once you have a letter of prescription for an Emotional Support Pet all you need to do is present this document at the ticketing counter during check-in that's it! THE AIRLINE CANNOT CHARGE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES.
The airline may ask to make a copy of your prescription letter which must be no older than one year old and then verify that your pet will not be a nuisance or danger to other passengers. Basically this is done by visual observation, if your pet appears vicious, excessively noisy, or presents any other indication of being a threat or nuisance to others, the airline has the right to deny you service.
Does My Emotional Support Pet Need a Vest?
No. Emotional Support Pets are not required to wear uniforms or have any other kind of identification or picture ID Card of any kind. All that's required is the pet owner obtain a valid prescription for an Emotional Support Pet.
Also, note that "registering" your pet through various online registration services does not give you or your pet any additional rights - only a prescription from a licensed mental health professional can.
On-board the Plane
Emotional Support Pets are required to sit on the floor if they cannot be safely held in the passenger's lap. Pets as large as German Shepherds regularly fly with their owners.
Most airlines will try to leave the seat open next to a passenger flying with an Emotional Support Pet if they can (if the flight is not full) and passengers with Emotional Support Pets get priority boarding and bulk-head seating preference (the seating near the front of the plane which has more leg room) at no additional cost. This is done because airlines know passengers with Emotional Support Pets need the extra room and time to board
Also, it is even more important to arrive at the airport early so the airline can accommodate you and your pet (if necessary) by keeping the seat next to you open and provide you with a pre-boarding pass (allowing you to board first). Please note airlines are not obligated by law to give emotional support pets priority boarding or bulk-head seats but rather offer such conveniences as a courtesy. If your pet is large they HAVE TO make a reasonable effort to accommodate you or reschedule your flight.
EmotionalSupportPet.com Guaranteed Airlines
Our customers have flown on the following airlines with NO HASSLES and without 48 hour advance notice being given during the last 3 months (Updated April 2nd 2014):
Southwest (Highly Recommended!! Best customer service, most leg room and BEST airline overall). Spirit (Spirit Airlines has made HUGE improvements in customer service since being fined by the FAA and is recommended for passengers with ESP's) Frontier(Now part of Republic Air) AirTran (Now part of Southwest) Allegiant Sun Country
ESP friendly Airlines but 48 hour advance notice recommended
*Also write your pet's breed, weight and flight information on your prescription before faxing or emailing to airline. **For more info about our Guarantee please see our Refund Policy
Are Emotional Support Pets Service Animals?
NO!!! Service Animals are trained to assist their owners with a specific task(s) and can travel ANYWHERE their owners can. Emotional Support Pets are not trained and are still pets (thus uniform not required) that enjoy their special status at airports and in long term rental housing ONLY - as provided for by the ACAA (Air Carriers Access Act) and the FHA (Fair Housing Act).
Order Your Evaluation Today and Receive Your Prescription Letter within 2-3 Business Days!!
Step 1. Complete the Psychological Assessment and submit payment via Paypal after your exam is submitted (a Paypal link will appear when test is submitted)
Step 2. Wait 2-3 Business days for your results, if more information is needed we will contact you. If eligible, you will receive a prescription for an emotional support pet (a copy of your prescription will be sent to your email).
Step 3. To comply with state treatment laws your therapist will contact you via email for follow-up online treatment sessions at no additional cost.
If we are unable to write you a prescription we will provide a FULL REFUND
If you already have a prescription and would like to purchase a verification for your landlord please use the link below.
What is an Emotional Support Pet?
Well no Longer! Learn how you may be eligible for an Emotional Support Pet and bring your Furry Friend with you! (Any well mannered Dog or Cat can fly with you)
Do the Airports have you Feeling like a caged up Animal?
Does the Dreariness, Rudeness and Impersonal Atmosphere of Airports make you feel even worse?
An Emotional Support Pet is any household pet (Dog or Cat) that is able to fly CAGE FREE at no additional charge while providing emotional support to his or her owner who has been diagnosed with an identifiable psychological disorder that limits one or more vital daily life activities.
Emotional Support Pets are also permitted in non-pet long term rental housing. Please see our "Rental Housing" section for more information.
Psychological Disorders include:
● Anxiety (Specific or Generalized) ● Personality Disorders ● Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ● Mood Disorders ● Depressive Disorder ● Panic disorder(s) ● Social Phobia(s) (including fear of flying) ● And any other psychological disorder recognized by the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
If Drug Companies could have patented pets and the happiness they provide they would have.
Get Your Emotional Support Pet Prescription today and next time the airport wont seem like such a daunting place!!
Like Many dogs Cody prefers Southwest Airlines for the extra leg room and nice flight attendants who bring him water.
Or you can Brighten- up your trip with a light traveler who can be carried in your purse or travel bag.