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Is there such a thing as a service dog for people who suffer panic attacks and fears?

Is there such a thing as a service dog for people who suffer panic attacks and fears?

Asked by Member 1128654 on Aug 31st 2012 in Other Laws & Legislation
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There is a classification for this type of animal
they fit into: a catagory called ESD Emotinal Support Dogs They do not qualify as service Amimal.
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act protect the right of people with disabilities to keep emotional support animals, even when a landlord's policy explicitly prohibits pets. Because emotional support and service animals are not "pets," but rather are considered to be more like assistive aids such as wheelchairs, the law will generally require the landlord to make an exception to its "no pet" policy so that a tenant with a disability can fully use and enjoy his or her dwelling. In most housing complexes, so long as the tenant has a letter or prescription from an appropriate professional, such as a therapist or physician, and meets the definition of a person with a disability, Emotional support animals must be trained and behave properly.

Member 1128660 answered on 8/31/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Actually, you can get a PSD..Pyschiatric Service Dog. still need to be disabled, as defined by the ADA. This means you must be diagnosed with a disorder & have a doctor's letter. The dog must still perform tasks which mitigate your disability.
No special training is needed for an ESA..emotional support animal...basically this is the "my dog makes me feel better" type of animal.
Pleas go to the Service Dog Forum on the main page. There are some awesome folks who can answer all your questions regarding SD, PSD, TD, ESA...and related issues.

Member 904338 answered on 9/1/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


First an excellent recent book called "Until Tuesday" about a PTSD helper dog. If you're a veteran or even as a civilian there are dog programs out there.

Opheila answered on 9/3/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer