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How to Get an ESA Letter in Minnesota Online

The process to obtain an ESA letter in Minnesota has become fairly simple with the availability of online telehealth services. You must first meet with a licensed mental health professional via a live consultation. If they determine that you are eligible for an emotional support animal, they can write you an official ESA letter. 


Completing this process through an online service, such as Pettable, can afford you the ease and convenience of receiving your emotional support animal letter without ever having to commute or wait in a long line for an in-person appointment.


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Emotional Support Animals in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota recognizes that emotional support animals can boost well-being for people with an emotional or mental disability. Because an ESA can play a significant role to a mental health treatment plan, Minnesota has laws and policies in place to protect your rights to live anywhere with an emotional support animal, as long as you've obtained a valid ESA housing letter.


ESA Laws in Minnesota

In most settings and situations, the laws in Minnesota specify that service animals must be allowed access to public places and services. Emotional support animals, however, are not required to be admitted to most places. Some establishments and services may still choose to accommodate, though, as long as you explain your situation and present a valid ESA letter. 


This is the case for access to most public establishments, including stores, restaurants, theaters, and your place of employment. If you want to take your emotional support animal to work or anywhere else with you, ask your boss or the head of the establishment if they can help you out. If they will not, you might be better off leaving your companion animal at home or visiting a pet-friendly place, instead. 


Recent amendments to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) also no longer require airlines to accept emotional support animals. Ask the airline ahead of time if they might allow your ESA to fly in the cabin with you. If they will not, you could have your furry friend come along as a regular pet, or you might train them as a psychiatric service animal. 


When it comes to housing, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) specify that housing providers must allow tenants to live with both service animals and emotional support animals. As long as you can provide your ESA letter, your landlord must make reasonable accommodation for you, regardless of their usual pet policy, pet fees, or breed or weight restrictions. 


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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Minnesota? 

Qualifying for an emotional support animal in Minnesota means you are determined by a licensed mental health professional to have a qualifying emotional or mental disability. Further, you must have a disability-related need for the animal, in that it alleviates symptoms of your condition in some way, simply by providing a comforting presence. 


One of the most convenient ways to meet with an LMHP who can practice in your state is to go through a service like Pettable. Connect with one of our clinicians from the comfort of your own home today! 


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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 Minnesota

With our satisfaction guarantee, our live consultations between client and clinician, our exceptional legal support, and our transparency every step of the way, it's clear that Pettable is a cut above the rest of the online ESA providers out there. 


We analyzed the top online ESA services and compared their services and customer reviews to Pettable's. This is what we found: 


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Reviews

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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

Verified customers. Real reviews.
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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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5.0
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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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5.0
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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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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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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.

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