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How to Get an ESA Letter in North Dakota Online

For North Dakota residents, the process of obtaining an emotional support animal (ESA) letter online is fairly straightforward. Your first step is to have a consultation with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) who is authorized to practice in your state. If they conclude that you are eligible for an emotional support animal, they will write you an official ESA letter that you can start using right away.

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* 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 North Dakota

Individuals who struggle with their mental health have the potential to benefit from the presence of an emotional support animal in their lives. North Dakota law and federal law both recognize the therapeutic value of emotional support animals, and stipulate that ESA owners should have equal access to housing opportunities – as long as their need for an assistance animal has been verified by a licensed professional. 

ESA Laws in North Dakota

As you may already know, emotional support animals do not enjoy the same legal protections that service animals do. Specifically, although service animals are allowed to accompany their owners to virtually any public place, emotional support animals are only admitted at the discretion of the venue’s owner or manager. If you would like to bring your ESA to a shop, restaurant, hotel, or workplace that is not explicitly pet-friendly, your best option is to explain the situation to the person in charge and offer to show them your ESA letter. They may choose to accommodate you and your ESA, although there is no guarantee of this, even if you have a valid letter from a licensed therapist. 

This also applies to commercial airlines (in accordance with the Air Carrier Access Act). For air travel, make sure to contact the airline as soon as you can, as they consider ESA requests on a case-by-case basis. If your ESA is refused special permissions, you may still be able to book them onto the flight as an ordinary pet, subject to the airline’s pet fees and policies.   

If this all sounds somewhat discouraging, there’s good news when it comes to ESAs and housing – including rental properties. Thanks to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), housing providers cannot discriminate against individuals who live with assistance animals (e.g., service animals or emotional support animals). As a tenant, as long as you can provide your landlord with a legitimate ESA letter, they must make reasonable accommodations for you to reside in the property with your emotional support animal. Your housing provider must also excuse your assistance animal from any breed or weight restrictions, and you shouldn’t have to pay any additional pet fees or deposits for your ESA. 

Keep in mind that in North Dakota, being dishonest about ESA or service animal documentation for housing purposes can result in a fine of up to $1,000, as well as eviction from the property. To ensure that you are following the rules and have the correct paperwork in place, it’s a good idea to work with a trusted ESA letter provider like Pettable.

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in North Dakota?

If you're struggling with an emotional or mental disability, you may wonder whether you’re eligible for an emotional support animal. Any animal that helps you to cope with your situation can be an emotional support animal, but to make it official, a mental health professional licensed in North Dakota must assess your circumstances to determine whether you qualify. If, in their professional judgment, you meet the criteria for needing an emotional support animal, they’'ll write you an ESA prescription – better known as an ESA letter. 

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Why Pettable? 

At Pettable, we always go the extra mile to make sure that your psychiatric service dog (PSD) or ESA letter will work for you. Our mental health professionals will give you the care you need, while our legal support team regularly ensures that our ESA approval process is fully compliant with all federal and North Dakota laws. In the unlikely event that your ESA letter doesn’t work for your housing needs, you'll get a full refund – that’s our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

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 Letter Provider in North Dakota

With our satisfaction guarantee, transparent policies, video consultations with experienced and empathetic therapists, and stellar customer ratings, it’s clear that Pettable is a cut above the rest of the competition. See for yourself how we compare to other online ESA letter providers!

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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! 
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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!"
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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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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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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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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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