Are You Being Scammed by Online Emotional Support Animal Companies?

Are You Being Scammed by Online Emotional Support Animal Companies?
  • 5 Oct 2018
  • Jennifer C.

Thousands of people each day are registering their emotional support animals online, but what benefits does “registering” really get you and your animal? The shocking answer is absolutely nothing. There is no national emotional support animal database and therefore no benefit to registering your animal.

** If you only read one sentence in this article, read this: you NEED to talk to a board-certified doctor licensed to practice in your state to see if you qualify for a legal ESA letter. **

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If you did not talk to a doctor then you are being sold a useless document that airlines and landlords will not accept as proof of an emotional support animal. You will not be able to take your animal in the cabin of a plane for free and will not be able to live with your animal in your apartment. Over the past few months we have reviewed dozens of websites flaunting cheap ESA letters and just about all of them were scams. While we don't think it is our place to list which specific companies are scams, here is a list of things to look for to make sure you are working with a reputable company.

Things To Watch Out For

  1. Immediate ESA letter approval - If all you did was answer a few questions online and then are immediately approved for an ESA letter you are being scammed. You must talk to a mental healthcare professional licensed to practice in your state, on the phone or in person, in order to find out if you qualify for an ESA letter.
  2. Insanely cheap ESA letter - If the deal is too good to be true, then it probably is. Building a large network of licensed, high quality mental healthcare professionals, covering every state is both time consuming and costly. These cheap ESA letter companies are cutting corners, typically having you speak to an overseas doctor not licensed to practice in your state, or just generating you a letter with a fake doctor's name/signature on it. Beware of fraudulent letter!
  3. Registration only websites - If the website "registers" your pet as an emotional support animal, but never has you speak to a doctor, your pet is not eligible for emotional support animal benefits. This means you cannot take your pet in the cabin of an airplane or in no pet policy housing. A colorful certificate with your dog's name on it is NOT a substitute for a doctor's letter.
  4. Multiple year ESA letters - ESA letters NEED to be renewed every year by talking to a doctor. Any company selling you a multi-year or lifetime ESA doctor's letter is scamming you.
  5. Take your pet anywhere claims - An ESA letter gives your pet the right to fly in the cabin of an airplane and live in “not pet policy” housing with no pet security deposit. Any claim beyond that is a lie. You cannot take your emotional support animal into public places like restaurants, theaters, libraries, etc.

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How Can I Make Sure I Am Purchasing A Legal ESA Letter?

If you want to be 1,000% confident that you are purchasing a legal ESA letter from a licensed mental healthcare professional in your state then request a risk-free consultation from our team. We charge $179 for a doctor letter (if you qualify), slightly more than the discount competitors out there, but you can rest assured that you are receiving a real, authentic and compliant legal document that will get your pet on a plane and into your apartment. In addition to this, if you have any issues enforcing the doctor’s letter our internal legal team will handle the matter free of charge.

Your pet is part of the family and you should not put them at risk with non-compliant ESA letters. Avoid being told at the gate that your dog cannot board the plane or having your landlord force your dog out of the building by getting an ESA letter from a credible company like US Support Animals.

  • Schedule Your Risk-Free Doctor Consult!

    Submit this 1-minute lead form or call (314) 714-4987 to schedule your risk-free doctor consult.

  • Make a Secure Payment (Only charged if you are approved by a doctor)

    Pay for your ESA letter and add on additional required airline-specific forms.

  • Speak with a Doctor on the Phone

    The doctor will ask you a few questions and assess whether or not you qualify for an emotional support animal. If you do not qualify, you will NOT be charged.

  • Receive Your ESA Letter

    Once the doctor has approved you for an ESA letter, we will send you the letter via email.

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