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Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Letters for Montana Residents

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How to Get an ESA Letter in Montana Online

The process of obtaining an emotional support animal (ESA) letter begins with an appointment with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP), as they have the expertise to assess your symptoms and determine whether you are eligible for an emotional support animal. Thanks to telehealth platforms like Pettable, this consultation can take place online, making the entire ESA approval process much simpler and more convenient. Get started with Pettable today and connect with one of our LMHPs from the comfort of your own home!

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Due to Montana's HB 703 law on emotional support animals, ESA letters for Montana residents will require two separate consultations over 30 days to establish the necessary client-provider relationship. As a result, there is no express ESA letter option for Montana residents.

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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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Montana Emotional Support Animal Law HB 703

In 2023 Montana passed a state law (HB 703) on emotional support animals that has multiple implications for acquiring an ESA letter in the state. Most importantly, the law imposed a 30-day client-provider relationship requirement. You must have an existing relationship (minimum of 30 days) before a mental health professional can legally write you an ESA letter. Additionally, the state imposed strict rules on illegitimate ESA certification and registration methods, as well as punishments for healthcare providers who do not follow the new law.

At Pettable we have taken every measure necessary to ensure our process is legally compliant with all new regulations. As a result, if you are a Montana seeking to acquire an ESA letter through Pettable you will not be able to receive your ESA letter until 30 days have passed starting from your initial consultation.

ESA Laws in Montana

The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) secure the rights of assistance animal owners (including ESA owners) to equal access to housing. This means that your housing provider must make reasonable accommodations for your emotional support animal to live with you, as long as you are in possession of a valid ESA letter. In fact, your ESA letter supersedes the landlord’s usual pet policies and exempts you from any pet deposits or fees, as well as breed and weight restrictions. 

In 2023, Montana passed HB 703, which revised and clarified the state’s own ESA laws as they relate to federal regulations, winding up with some significant changes. The bill allows a landlord to request supporting information about a tenant’s need for a support animal, requiring a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) to identify the emotional need the animal relieves. But to make it official, you must have a professional relationship with the LMHP for at least 30 days before they can issue you an ESA letter.

However, the new law also prohibits landlords from requiring information about the tenant’s diagnosis or the severity of their disorder and further clarifies that a tenant is responsible for any damage to the property or injury to other tenants.

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Montana?

To qualify for an ESA letter in the state of Montana, an individual must be diagnosed with an emotional or mental health disorder by a licensed mental health professional (LMHP). They must also demonstrate that their pet domesticated animal helps relieve symptoms of or support for their disorder.

Due to law HB-703 in order to qualify for an ESA letter you will need to have at least 2 consultations over a 30-day span. Once the LMHP makes an official diagnosis, they can schedule a second appointment — a live, virtual evaluation of your relationship with your pet and how it supports your mental or emotional health. Because of HB 703, landlords are allowed to ask for more information about your support animal — an ESA letter solves that problem with ease.

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Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Montana Residents

For animal lovers in Montana, an ESA can help alleviate any of your emotional or mental challenges. Even with everything a pet typically provides, an ESA just elevates the relationship between human and animal further, bound by the need for mutual care. Some of the amazing benefits an ESA can offer include:

Provide Mental and Emotional Stability

Emotional support animals provide comfort and support to individuals with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), and many other mental health conditions.

Establish a Healthy Routine and Promote Exercise

Having a regular routine and engaging in physical activity are shown to be beneficial for your mental health. Having an ESA present in your life encourages you to live a more active lifestyle, whether it be taking your dog for a walk, or just playing with your ESA. The responsibility of having to care for an animal promotes a healthy routine in your life.

Significant Benefits Under the Fair Housing Act

As emotional support animals are federally protected under the Fair Housing Act, having one provides you with significant legal benefits for housing. If your pet is recognized as an ESA you will be able to live with them in any housing, waiving all "no pet" policies and costly pet fees.

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Why Pettable is the Best Online ESA Provider for Montana

Pettable is powered by a nationwide network of experienced mental health experts who can help you get an ESA letter and other support animal needs. These licensed mental health professionals can issue you an ESA letter that works for you in Montana and any other state. Whether you’re supplying your landlord with supplemental information or getting your pet fees waived, Pettable is here to support you. Plus, our legal team can intervene to help in any state, as well. 

1. We Guarantee Our Letters Will Work For You

At Pettable, we’re so confident that our ESA letter will work for you that we offer a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

2. World-Class Mental Health Professionals

Our nationwide team of world-class mental health professionals is made up of experts in everything from writing ESA letters to prescribing a psychiatric service dog (PSD).

3. Unparalleled Customer Support

At Pettable, we know that starting your new life with an ESA can sometimes be confusing, and you need answers you can trust; our unparalleled customer service team is ready to serve you. Simply put: we have your back.

4. Licensed in All 50 states

No matter where life takes you, your Pettable ESA letter is backed up by an organization that is licensed in all 50 states, so you never have to worry about your next move.

5. Best In Class Legal Support

Our team of legal eagles is dedicated to making your life with an ESA or PSD easy, so they are always ready to back you up if you need them.

6. Human Connection & Legitimate Evaluations

To qualify for your ESA letter, you have the advantage of speaking with a live LMHP with whom you can establish a connection as you navigate the world of support animals. Our team of experts provides you with the legitimate care you deserve.

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

Pettable raises the standard with our commitment to making sure the process works for you. Our team of mental health experts, animal lovers, and legal eagles will take you through every step of bringing an ESA or PSD into your life. Plus, our money-back guarantee ensures that there’s no risk — only reward, which you and your pet will love.

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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

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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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.

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.

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.

Marvy Beckman

LCSW

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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