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Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Letters for Maine Residents

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How To Get An Emotional Support Animal Letter In Maine Online

An ESA letter is easy to obtain if you live in Maine. When you work with the team at Pettable, we will connect you to a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) in the state.

After attending a brief consultation - online or over the phone- they can write you an ESA letter that verifies that you have a qualifying mental health condition that benefits from an ESA.

ESA letters showcase the legitimacy of your support animal and are recognized under federal law concerning fair housing rights.

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Our fast and simple process:

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Answer a few questions about your ESA needs

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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, for an additional fee.

* For California residents, effective January 1, 2022, new law AB 468 requires those seeking an ESA letter for dogs to establish a client-provider relationship with the individual for at least 30 days prior to providing documentation, which will result in having two consultations before qualifying.

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Emotional Support Animals In Maine

Maine does not recognize ESAs in the same way that they recognize service animals. As such, ESAs do not have the same public access rights. Nonetheless, ESA letters can be hugely beneficial when advocating for your rights, accessing fair housing, or bringing your ESA to your place of employment. 

As per Maine law, service animals are defined as dogs who are individually trained to perform a specific disability-related task. For example, a hearing dog who alerts a deaf handler to the presence of someone at the door or a psychiatric service dog who wakes a handler with PTSD up from a nightmare. 

ESAs differ from this definition as they do not perform a specific task related to a disability. Their presence rather offers great comfort and support.

ESA Laws in Maine

Maine's laws regarding emotional support animals and service animals primarily follow the guidance set at the Federal level in the Fair Housing Act. Those laws set at the Federal level extend to the state and grant protections to individuals with an ESA or PSD.

We cover everything you need to know about Maine law and how it affects emotional support animals to help you navigate your rights as well as the accompanying benefits associated with having an emotional support animal in Maine.

As per the Fair Housing Act (FHA), emotional support animals are protected under federal law. Under the FHA, housing providers cannot unfairly discriminate against those with ESAs and must make reasonable accommodations for them. A legitimate ESA letter can help you to get the accommodations needed to live with your support animal.

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How Do You Qualify For An ESA In Maine?

The best way to qualify for an ESA letter is to book a consultation with a licensed mental health practitioner within your home state. An LMHP can be a doctor, mental health therapist, counselor, psychiatric social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist. They will meet with you and write a letter of support for your ESA once they have determined your needs. An ESA letter is much like a medical prescription. To get in touch with a licensed mental health professional in Maine, take our 3-minute assessment.

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Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Maine Residents

ESAs offer a wide range of benefits. Let’s explore how they can positively benefit their owners’ lives. 

Provide Mental and Emotional Stability

ESAs offer mental and emotional stability in many ways, such as by offering owners important structure and routine, encouraging physical exercise in the form of dog walks or playtime, and boosting a person's sense of purpose. Having your ESA around can have a positive effect on mental conditions like anxiety and depression both through tactile stimulation and by offering general happiness and joy.

Save On Costly Pet Housing Fees

An emotional support animal (ESA) can help you save on pet housing fees by providing a legitimate mental health benefit, which under certain laws, like the Fair Housing Act in the U.S., requires landlords to make accommodations for ESAs without extra charges. This means that if you have an ESA, landlords cannot legally charge you pet fees or deposits for your animal.

Provide Social Support

ESAs offer their owners safe, non-judgemental social support. Their physical presence can bring comfort and calm and can reduce the impact of anxiety and stress. Furthermore, they reduce isolation levels by offering social support and feelings of connection. 

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How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog in Maine

If you want to get a psychiatric service dog (PSD) in Maine, it’s a good idea to consider our PSD training program. This will equip you with the skills to comprehensively train your dog to support your mental health disability. 

PSD dogs can be adopted from shelters, purchased from a reputable breeder, or even be your existing dog who undergoes special PSD training.

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Why Pettable Is The Best Online ESA Provider?

Pettable is the best option because we pair clients with mental health experts who specialize in ESA letters. Our service is swift, easy, and reliable and if for some reason you do not qualify for an ESA letter, we will give you 100 % money back. This makes our service hassle-free and risk-free. Get in touch for more information on our ESA letter services.

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 an ESA 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. Human Connection & Legitimate Evaluations
For your letter to work, you need to have a live consultation with a mental health professional. At Pettable we make sure our clinicians adhere to HUD standards and conduct consultations over the phone to get to know you and your mental health situation well.

6. Trusted by Over 200,000 Pet Parents
At Pettable we are well-versed in connecting pet parents like you with licensed professionals to get legitimate ESA letters. We know we are the best ESA letter service out there, but don't take our word for it, see what our satisfied customers are saying about Pettable.

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 for Maine

Pettable can connect you with qualified therapists in Maine who are well-versed in the importance of emotional support animals and the rights of their owners. We have a robust network of practitioners in the state who understand just how essential ESAs are.

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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."
“Thank you again for helping relieve the stress.
Lauren M. Cat parent
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Meet Our Top Licensed Clinicians

Jennifer Bronsnick

MSW, LCSW

Jennifer Bronsnick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Anxiety Treatment Specialist, & Heartmath Certified Trainer. She provides customized workshops and trainings to working professionals and teams to help build resilience and reduce stress with practical strategies.

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Emilie Kay

MSW, LCSW

I graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before obtaining my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2021. I have eight years of experience in the mental health field working in and with various populations, including case management, intake coordination, and residential, inpatient, and outpatient programs. I am certified in Brainspotting to help individuals deeply process negative emotions and trauma/significant life events. Additionally, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and safety planning in sessions/groups.

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Kassie Claughton

LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

I offer extensive experience supporting individuals in both outpatient and residential settings in the fields of social work and mental health. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-II, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified First Responder Counselor, and Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider.

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Marvy Beckman

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As a clinical social worker, I have been able to work within multiple types of settings, such as hospitals, community centers, and family welfare. I enjoy having the clinical and administrative experience to holistically serve those I work with.

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