Emotional support dogs fulfill a very important role in the wellbeing of their owners who need their assistance wherever they go. ESAs (Emotional Support Animal) provide substantial therapeutic support and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) protects the rights of individuals suffering from debilitating emotional conditions to utilize the services of an Emotional Support Animal in public areas. Emotional support dog registration provides the knowledge, documentation, and credentials needed to prevent being denied access by commercial establishments and transportation organizations.
Emotional Support Dog Registration ESA Certificates, Kits, Harnesses, and Vests
Emotional support dog vests immediately help the public and business owners to identify an emotional support animal and are particularly important when traveling to help limit public misunderstandings. Certificates and ESA kits are incredibly important to provide proof that an animal is an emotional support dog, particularly in public settings where animals are not allowed.
Many businesses have strict policies that prohibit animals from entering their premises; however, there are federal laws that prevent discrimination against a disabled individual by refusing them access or providing them with service. This includes an emotional support dog and its owner. Providing an emotional support dog with a clearly identifiable vest or harness will prevent this from happening. Registration will allow anyone to confirm the status of the dog and leave them no option but to accommodate a person’s disability by allowing the dog to accompany him/her.
Emotional Support Dog Registration Kits
When a dog’s name has been entered on the registry, the owner will receive a standard kit that includes everything needed to validate the status of the dog including authentic certification and identification valid in 50 states in the U.S. More detailed kits are available that include additional items to make identification even easier.
Special Emotional Support Harnesses and Collars
A special dog harness or collar with a special “Service Dog” patch will help identify the dog’s registration and prevent the owner from being denied admittance to a public establishment.
Special Support Dog Vests
Support dog vests are available in bright colors and a variety of styles and sizes. These vests provide visible identification and authentic validation that the dog is a certified emotional support animal and therefore allowed to enter public facilities. An important benefit of a labeled support dog vest is that the owner will not have to be anxious or nervous about facing hostility from individuals who may try to prevent them from taking a dog into an establishment.
Individuals with disabilities are allowed by law to have a service dog accompany them on public transport. If the dog is wearing a “Service Dog” vest, harness or tag, the driver and passengers of the vehicle will immediately be able to recognize the support dog. Even though it is not a requirement to provide actual proof, it is important for peace of mind that the owner can satisfy a request for proof by registering the dog and providing the appropriate documentation in the registration kit.
Even though it is not required by law, many individuals with disabilities who use emotional support dogs take it upon themselves to have their animals registered with a reputable dog registry service. By doing this they legitimize the dog’s abilities to provide therapeutic support. Once the dog’s name has been entered on the registry anyone can verify the authenticity of the certification. By providing a dog with the appropriate gear it makes it easy for others to identify and accept their function and provides owners with peace of mind that they will be allowed to take their dog with them wherever they go.