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How To Get An ESA Letter In Washington State Online

Getting an emotional support animal letter in Washington State is pretty straightforward these days. With the rise of telehealth connecting to a clinician has never been easier.

By leveraging our tele-health marketplace you can talk to an  experienced mental health professional from the comfort of your own home to find out if you qualify for an ESA and receive an ESA letter in Washington State.

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Our Process

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Answer a few questions about your ESA needs

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We'll match you to a professional in your state

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We'll help with any extra forms you need signed and our therapists are available to talk to your landlord anytime.

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Emotional Support Animals In Washington State

Getting an ESA and ESA Letter in Washington State is possible for anyone that is challenged with a mental or emotional disability.

Washington State has friendly rules and regulations around emotional support animals and helping people with mental or emotional disabilities.

Washington State understands that coping with these illnesses can be challenging and recognizes how beneficial a support animal can be to coping.

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ESA Laws In Washington State

Like many other states Washington State has mostly adopted federal regulations with respect to emotional support Animals.

Next we'll review each aspect of Washington State law that has to do with emotional support animals and help you get a sense of your rights as well as the benefits you can expect with having an emotional support animal in Washington State.

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Washington State ESA Housing Laws

Washington State has adopted the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and protects the rights of emotional support animals when it comes to housing.

The FHA gives people with an emotional support animal the ability to live and keep their pet with them regardless of any rules or policies enacted by landlords. The reason this law exists is to help support people who suffer from a mental or emotional disability to live with their pet as they are a critical component of their mental health treatment.

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Washington State's Fair Housing & Employment Act

Unfortunately there is no law in Washington State that says you can take an emotinal support animal to work with you. Unlike other states ESAs are not a protected class when it comes to bringing your furry friend to your workplace.

That said, many organizations are understanding of the need for an emotional support animal. As a result, we encourage you to connect with your HR team to see if they can make a reasonable accomodation for your ESA in Washington State.

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Washington State's ESA Travel Laws

Washington State travel law has adopted the federal travel law under the Air Carrier Access Act. Regulations on traveling with an emotional support animal changed in March 2021 and airlines are now allowed to determine (at their discretion) whether or not they accept emotional support animals.

Since Washington State follows federal law it is unclear whether or not they will take a different position on traveling with ESAs but today if you want to fly with your emotional support animal you need to contact your airlines to determine whether or not they are still accepting of ESAs.

Emotional support animals are also not protected for public transportation within the state of Washington State. In order to travel in public or be accepted in public places, animals need to be designated as service animals (more detail on this in the FAQ section).

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How Do You Qualify For An ESA In Washington State?

In order to qualify for an emotional support animal in Washington State you need to connect with a mental health professional licensed in the state of California.

One of the ways you can do this is through a telehealth marketplace like Pettable, which can connect you to professionals in your state with experience conducting mental health evaluations for support animals.

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Benefits of Having An Emotional Support Animal?

There are a variety of benefits that come with having an Emotional Support Animal Letter. HUD created these benefits so people with disabilities can always have the support they need. In this case it means ensuring you can always have your pet by your side and includes the following benefits:

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Never Pay Pet Fees

The ADA wants to make sure that people that need support are never prevented from accessing the help they need. As a result, buildings, airlines, or other services that charge fees for you to bring your pet with you cannot legally charge you a pet fee if you have an ESA. The reason being is to make sure everyone can always have their pet that needs it.

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Live Anywhere With Your Pet & Bring Your Pet To Work

Emotional Support Animals are protected by HUD. As a result, with a PSD letter you can ensure your pet is always accepted at any housing unit or apartment complex you ever move to. Much like the ADA regulations, HUD wants to ensure that people who need support from their pets can always have access to their treatment, regardless of where they live.

In Washington State, you have the added benefit of being able to bring your pet to work.

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Stay At Any AirBnB With Your Pet

AirBnBs recognize emotional support animals as a critical component of someone's mental health treatment. As a result, you can legally bring your pet to any AirBnB regardless of their pet policy.

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Travel On Select Airlines

In March of 2021 the DOT release a new set of rules whereby ESAs are no longer federally protected and airlines are allowed to decide whether or not they accept ESAs. Most domestic carriers have decided that they will no longer accept ESAs. There are still many airlines that will honor an ESA and allow you to bring them in the cabin with you and not pay pet fees (Aeromexico, LATAM, Volaris, Westjet, etc). Please read our article on Which Airlines Allow Emotional Support Animals To Travel To Learn More. Before flying with an ESA we always encourage you to call in order to learn more about an airlines specific policy.

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Why Pettable?

1. We Guarantee Our Letters Will Work For You
We believe you should not have to worry about your letter working or not. That's why at Pettable we offer a satisfaction guarantee - meaning your letter works or you get your money back.

2. World Class Mental Health Professionals
We have built a team of world class mental health professionals who can write you a PSD Letter prescription guaranteed to work anywhere you go.

3. Unparalleled Customer Support
We know getting your animal approved to travel or live with you can be stressful, which is why we invest so much in our team of dedicated support specialists to make sure you are always taken care of and have the support you need!

4. Licensed in all 50 states
Our network of mental health professionals is deep and spans across the entire country. Additionally, we have a deep team of mental health professionals to make sure we can meet any timeline.

5. Best In Class Legal Support
We are here to make sure your housing and travel needs are taken care of so you don't worry. Our legal team is dedicated to having your back should you need it!
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6. Human Connection & Legitimate Evaluations
In order for your letter to work you need to have a live consultation with a mental health professional. At Pettable we make sure our clinicians adhered to HUD standards and conduct consultations over the phone to get to know you and your mental health situation well.

Why Pettable Is The Best Online ESA Provider?

Pettable is the best provider because we're committed to making sure the process works for you. That means working with the best and most experience mental health professionals in the psychiatric service dog letter space, as well as providing a guarantee that your letter will work for you. We back all of this up with outstanding customer support, a renowned legal team, and a commitment to making sure you have an increidble experience.

We broke down the different services offered by every ESA service. And we looked for unbiased reviews from 3rd party sites.

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Verified Reviews: 4.8/5
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Trust Pilot: 4.7/5
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What our pet parents are saying

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Beatus H.
Dog parent

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Reviewed in Florida, April 15th, 2021

“I had such a great experience with Pettable from beginning to end. Rhiana was super helpful and thoroughly explained everything during my consultation. She created such a safe and comfortable environment during our conversation, making the process seamless. I highly recommend Pettable’s ESA services to my family and friends.”

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Joseph B.
Dog parent

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Reviewed in Texas, August 10th, 2021

"I had a great experience with Pettable! I filled a form online and was contacted by a therapist shortly after. She was so nice and professional, really made me feel comfortable. The whole process went smooth and finally we got the ESA letter for Vito. First thing we did was take him to the beach for the first time! He had a blast with the sand and enjoy the water so we will definitely fly back there soon. Thank you so much for your services!"

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Lauren M.
Cat parent

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Reviewed in Michigan, May 17th, 2021

“You were very attentive and I’m very satisfied with the provider I was assigned with, thank you again for helping relieve the stress of not being able to take my furry baby to our new home.”

Meet our Selected Therapists

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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA

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Equipped with over 13 years, Bolu has worked with various populations (adolescents, couples, families, and adults), but finds passion in working with the BIPOC community suffering from trauma.

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Shaunae, M.S., LPC

Licensed Therapist
I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years with experience across diverse populations and communities. I’m dedicated to ensuring the best care possible.

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Michael, LPC, LCDC

Licensed Therapist
I graduated from UT Dallas with my BA in Psychology, University of the Southwest with my MS in counseling, and California Southern University with my PsyD in Psychology, but have been an LPC and LCDC since 2011.

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Jasmine, LCMHC

Licensed Therapist
I graduated with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have been working in private practice.

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Rhiana, MA, LPC, LAC

Licensed Professional Counselor
I primarily work with people experiencing homelessness. I began doing emotional support evaluations to increase housing access to all.

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Rebecca, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
I have a BA in Psychology and completed my Masters in Social Work. I've spent my career as a clinical social worker, providing behavioral health support to patients.

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