With all the pressures and stressors of our modern lives, many people struggle with:
- difficulty sleeping,
- feeling down,
- medical or psychological problems,
- and many others.
In order to cope with all these daily pressures of life, a scientifically proven way and healthy alternative, is the special connection to an animal.
Animal friends are nonjudgemental, accepting, supportive, and funny. They can't completely cure emotional stresses and issues, but they can be an important part of a successful treatment plan for living a happier and more stress-free life.
What does that mean for you?
Simply stated, you deserve a more relaxed, restful, and satisfying life. The animals that can help to provide these healing connections are called emotional support animals (ESA).
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a pet which provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner due to their companionship and affection. ESA's don’t have any specific training. They are only required to behave peacefully among humans without being a nuisance or danger to others.
Do you have a support animal that you would like to accompany you on a plane at no extra charge, reside in housing that prohibits pets, be with you at work, or possibly accompany you in some of your day-to-day activities?
"Thank you for your prompt service and continued professionalism. The airline told me they were confirming that my therapist with Support Dogs of Florida was the real deal since apparently not everyone is. Then I had no problem getting on my flight with my Harry. He sat right on my lap and slept most of the way there!"
- Jeanine A.
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We know the importance of having your support animal with you. We are ethical, and in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Explore our site and learn more about Support Dogs of Florida.
You cannot intentionally mislead others by saying, acting, or writing that your animal is a SERVICE dog instead of (what it truly is) an EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL.
According to Florida law, "a person who knowingly and willfully misrepresents herself or himself, through conduct or verbal or written notice, as using a service animal and being qualified to use a service animal or as a trainer of a service animal commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 and must perform 30 hours of community service for an organization that serves individuals with disabilities, or for another entity or organization at the discretion of the court, to be completed in not more than 6 months." - 2016 Florida Statutes, 413.08 (9).
You do not have to explain why you have an ESA to those who ask, instead just produce your official prescription letter.