PET CONNECT Emotional Support Animal Letter California

Welcome to Pet Connect for your Emotional Support Animal letter in California. Getting an ESA or PSD letter is important to us. As licensed mental health therapists in California, we are one of the best ESA letter websites. We help individuals with their dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals. We write official letters, fill out the necessary paperwork, and talk to landlords throughout the year. Getting an Emotional Support Animal letter in California from Pet Connect is easy. Our letters are legally recognized and follow federal and state laws. Trust our licensed mental health therapists to help you through the process.


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At Pet Connect Our Process is Simple:

- Complete our quick online pre-assessment for an Emotional Support Animal Letter in California

- Connect with a Pet Connect licensed mental health therapist 

- Receive an assessment to determine qualification 

- Receive your letter (if approved)

- Spanish-speaking therapists available

California ESA Important Facts:

As of January 2021, the new California ESA letter law AB 468 requires a client-therapist relationship. Therefore, a client will need to wait at least 30 days before getting documentation for their emotional support dog. This requires two consultations before qualifying for an ESA letter for housing. The new law only applies to dogs.

Starting in March 2021, most airlines will no longer honor ESA status. Therefore, Emotional Support Animal letters in Calfornia for housing are only available because of this change.  However, there are still a few select airlines that still honor ESA status. These airlines that still accept ESAs include Aeromexico, LATAM, Volaris, and WestJet. It is suggested that ESA owners call the airline to confirm before flying.

If your dog is trained in a specific task related to your disability, we recommend you visit our PSD Letter page. Additionally, all psychiatric service dogs have air travel rights on all airlines. 

Your satisfaction is important to us at Pet Connect. So if you don't qualify at your initial consultation, we refund 100%.  Please read the Pet Connect Refund Policy for additional information.


"I was so happy to find Pet Connect. The therapist I was connected to made the process so easy, which was a relief because I was nervous to talk to a therapist. She was kind and professional. And best of all, I get to keep my dog when I move into my new apartment. Thank you Pet Connect!"-Nicole N.

"I did a lot of internet searching before I chose this company for an ESA letter. The website was informative and easy to use. The therapist was knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend this website."-Charles C.

"This company is totally legit. It has provided quality service and helped me get my pet certified as an ESA."-Scott L.

"Such a wonderful service! Thorough, professional and caring! I recommend them highly."-Michelle M.

"I highly trust & recommend Pet Connect for clients that are needing Emotional Support Animal Letters. The therapists are ethical, compassionate, caring, & patient as they guide clients every step of the way through the ESA process. A wonderful resource!"-Monica G.

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What is the ESA law in California?

California passed Assembly Bill 468 requires a business selling emotional support dogs, ESA vests, tags, or certificates to notify the buyer that an ESA is not specifically trained as a service dog. In addition, ESAs are are not entitled to the rights and privileges granted to service dogs. This law also places some conditions on mental health practitioners regarding providing documentation for an individual's need for an ESA dog. So, a client must wait at least 30 days before getting documentation for their ESA dog. Moreover, these laws protect tenants from discrimination based on an individual's disability. These laws ensure that individuals who depend on their animals aren't deprived of the support they need due to fees. Therefore, with an ESA letter, pet-related housing fees can be waived.

Does California recognize emotional support animals?

Yes, California law allows individuals with disabilities to bring service dogs and psychiatric service dogs to public places. Emotional support animals are not always welcome in public places, however, there are some places that welcome ESAs.

Can a landlord deny an emotional support animal California?

In California, a landlord cannot deny an emotional support animal if your California ESA letter is from a licensed mental health professional. In addition, your California ESA letter must be up-to-date (not expired). For more information, please visit Department of Housing and Urban Development.

How do I get an ESA letter in California?

The California ESA process at Pet Connect is fast and simple:

 - Complete a quick online pre-assessment  

 - Connect with your California ESA licensed mental health therapist 

- Get your ESA Letter (if approved) 

What should a Psychiatric Service Dog letter say?

A PSD letter states the animal is required due to the owner's disability. In addition, the letter must state that the animal has been trained to perform a specific task related to your disability.  Keep in mind that PSDs differ from ESA dogs. A PSD is trained to perform a specific task, rather than provide comfort like an ESA dog.  In other words, these tasks range from tactile stimulation to awareness.  Moreover, a disability, whether psychiatric or emotional, that limits an individual from performing everyday activities qualifies an individual for a PSD.

How do you get approved for a PSD?

According to the law, only licensed mental health practitioners can evaluate and approve a person for a PSD.  A PSD is trained to perform specific tasks for individual's with disabilities due to a mental health illness. PSDs need to meet two different standards of training. All service animals need to behave well in public. For example, service dogs must not show any signs of stress or aggression, chase other animals, or climb on people.

How do I get PSD letter for my dog?

A Psychiatric Service Dog letter is an official document signed and written by a state-licensed health professional on their official letterhead.  A PSD letter online at Pet Connect is fast and simple:

- Complete our quick online pre-assessment to learn about your PSD needs
- Connect with our licensed mental health therapist.
- Receive a clinical assessment that determines qualification for a PSD.
- Receive your PSD letter from your licensed therapist (if approved).

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We refund 100% of your payment if your California ESA or Psychiatric Service Dog Letter is not honored.