What is an Emotional Support Animal?

An emotional support animal (ESA), assistance animal, or support animal, is a companion animal that
a medical professional says provides some benefit for a person disabled by a mental health condition
or emotional disorder. Emotional support animals are typically dogs, but are sometimes cats or other
animals. People who qualify for emotional support animals have verifiable psychological disabilities
that substantially interfere with major life activities, such as anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder,
or panic attacks.

An emotional support animal differs from a service animal. Service animals are trained to perform
specific tasks (such as helping a blind person walk), while emotional support animals receive no
specific training. (It therefore stands that in the setting of mental illness, whether or not the animal is
a "service animal" vs. an emotional support animal would hinge on whether the dog is formally trained
to do something specific to mitigate the mental illness.) Any animal that provides support, well-being,
comfort, or aid, to an individual through companionship, non-judgmental positive regard, and affection
may be regarded as an emotional support animal.

Register Your Animal

Register your Dog or Cat here, fill out the form and pay the registration fee.

Check ESA Registration

Check an ESA registrations on our ESA registration validation screen.

Mental Health & ESA

You will need a letter from your Doctor or Mental Health  (medical) Professional

Listen to ESA Live Radio

Music especially made for your pet's relaxation and calming.

ESA On-Demand Podcasts

Podcast Music especially made for your pet's relaxation and calming.

ESA On-Demand Video

Videos especially made for your pet's relaxation and calming.

Emotional Support Animals & Companions

All domesticated animals may qualify as Emotional Support Animal / Companion or a Mental Wellness companion. They can be any age. - REGISTER HERE - These animals do not need any specific task-training because their very presence alleviates the symptoms associated with a person’s psychological/emotional disability as your companion, unlike a working service animal, assistance animal or therapy animal. The only requirement is that the animal is in full control in public and does not create a nuisance in or around the domestic environment. Register your cat or dog here. Please note that we are not a trained assistance animal organization, not affiliated or linked to any government department, we are a private emotional support animal companion registry.

Relax & Calm Your ESA's

Listen to our scientific music to relax your ESA when they are home alone.

Check ESA Registrations

Businesses can check that the ESA ID card registration is valid.

ESA Friendly Places

Here is the list of ESA friendly supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.