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How to Get an ESA Letter in Colorado Online

To get an ESA letter, you must be evaluated by a mental health professional licensed in your state who can determine if you are eligible for an emotional support animal and then write you a valid ESA letter. 

With the availability of telemedicine, you can now obtain an ESA letter in Colorado online and avoid the hassle, long lines, and traffic. 

You can connect with a licensed mental health professional from the comfort of your own home today to learn if you qualify for an emotional support animal in Colorado.

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Emotional Support Animals in Colorado

If you struggle with an emotional or mental disability, you may qualify for an emotional support animal in Colorado. 

The state of Colorado acknowledges the challenges that come with emotional and mental disabilities and recognizes that having an emotional support animal can be important to a person’s mental health treatment plan. 

Because of this, Colorado has laws and policies in place to help protect you and your ESA.

Colorado ESA Housing Laws

Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), Colorado housing providers must make reasonable accommodations for tenants with emotional support animals or service animals who provide a valid ESA or PSD letter. This is the case even if a landlord has a "no pets" policy. 

This means that a landlord is also not allowed to impose any extra fees or weight or breed restrictions on your assistance animal. (Keep in mind, though, that they can refuse your support animal if they cause damage to the property or pose a direct threat to anyone on the premises).

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Colorado ESA Housing Laws

Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), Colorado housing providers must make reasonable accommodations for tenants with emotional support animals or service animals who provide a valid ESA or PSD letter. This is the case even if a landlord has a "no pets" policy. 

This means that a landlord is also not allowed to impose any extra fees or weight or breed restrictions on your assistance animal. (Keep in mind, though, that they can refuse your support animal if they cause damage to the property or pose a direct threat to anyone on the premises).

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Colorado Fair Housing & Employment Act

When it comes to bringing your emotional support animal to work, this decision is largely at the discretion of your employer. No law in Colorado requires a place of business to accommodate an employee's emotional support animal. 

However, provided you have a legitimate ESA letter and feel your support animal would benefit you in the workplace, try asking your company’s HR department. You might be surprised, as many businesses are empathetic and accommodating in this regard.

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Colorado's ESA Travel Laws

As of March 2021, the updated Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) no longer requires airlines to accept emotional support animals—only service animals. This means each airline can now make the decision as to whether or not your emotional support animal will be accommodated on the flight. If not, you may be able to bring your ESA on the flight as a regular pet—submitting to any extra fees and policies the airline has in place for traveling with pets. 

It's best to contact your airline ahead of time to learn their policy about flying with ESAs. 

Though service animals are required to be accepted on other public transportation throughout Colorado, emotional support animals do not have this same protection.

How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Colorado?

To qualify for an ESA in Colorado, you need to meet with a licensed mental health professional who can evaluate your emotional and mental health situation and determine your eligibility. If they find you are eligible, they can write you a valid ESA letter. 

Working through a telehealth marketplace, like Pettable, is one of the most convenient ways to do this. We've made it easy for you to be matched with an experienced professional who can practice in your state and has expertise in working with clients who own assistance animals.

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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!

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 in Colorado

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 experienced 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 incredible 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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Google: 4.4/5
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Trust Pilot: 4.7/5
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Facebook: 4.6/5
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What our pet parents are saying

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I had an incredible experience with Pettable. I had just moved and was looking for a new therapist, but knew an ESA would really help me with the transition, so I came to Pettable to get documentation so I didn’t have to wait months to get approval from my landlord to bring a pet home. The process was straightforward, timely, and made me feel so valid in my journey. Now I am raising a puppy and never been happier and healthier! I can’t recommend Pettable enough!
“The process was straightforward, timely, and made me feel so valid in my journey.
Maddee W. Dog parent
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My pup provides relief in stressful situations, particularly when I'm away on necessary travel. Pettable was an amazing resource, connecting me with a therapist who listened to my situation and provided advice above and beyond. I could hear Rhiana's compassion over our call and appreciated her patience. Grateful for this service!"
“I could hear Rhiana's compassion over our call and appreciated her patience.
Austin K. Dog parent
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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."
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Meet our Selected Therapists

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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA

Licensed Therapist
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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19 Reviews

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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29 Reviews

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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Melissa, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I graduated from the Catholic University's National Catholic School of Social Service with a Master of Social Work.

Frequently Asked Questions

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