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How to Get an ESA Letter in Ohio Online

To obtain an ESA letter, you must first consult with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) who is able to practice in your state. They can assess whether or not an emotional support animal would be a helpful component of your treatment plan. 

Fortunately, the availability of telemedicine has made this process easier than ever. You can now speak with an LMHP online to qualify for an ESA letter—without ever having to wait in any long lines, or even leave the comfort of your home! 

Connect with one of our clinicians at Pettable today to find out if an emotional support animal is a good fit for you.

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Emotional Support Animals in Ohio

Anyone with an emotional or mental disability may be eligible for an emotional support animal in Ohio. 

Ohio acknowledges the challenges of mental health struggles and the benefits for many of having an emotional support animal as part of a treatment plan. Because of this, they have approachable laws and policies in place to protect the rights of emotional support animals and their owners.

Ohio ESA Housing Laws

Ohio follows the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), which states that landlords must accommodate emotional support animals and service animals—as long as the requested accommodation is within reason, and the tenant can provide a valid ESA or PSD letter. This law includes housing providers that otherwise enforce a "no pets" policy. 

This law also requires landlords not to charge any extra fees for living with an assistance animal, nor impose any weight or breed restrictions on the animal. They can, however, refuse to accommodate an animal if it poses a direct threat or causes damage to the property.

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Ohio ESA Housing Laws

Ohio follows the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), which states that landlords must accommodate emotional support animals and service animals—as long as the requested accommodation is within reason, and the tenant can provide a valid ESA or PSD letter. This law includes housing providers that otherwise enforce a "no pets" policy. 

This law also requires landlords not to charge any extra fees for living with an assistance animal, nor impose any weight or breed restrictions on the animal. They can, however, refuse to accommodate an animal if it poses a direct threat or causes damage to the property.

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Ohio Fair Housing & Employment Act

At this time, there is no law in Ohio requiring employers to accommodate an emotional support animal. However, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, they must not discriminate against an employee for their disability. 

Some employers may be lenient in this regard. If you feel you'd benefit from your ESA accompanying you to work, bring your ESA letter and ask your HR team if you could work something out together.

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Ohio's ESA Travel Laws

Ohio's travel laws for emotional support animals match those at the federal level, as specified by the Air Carrier Access Act. As of March 2021, these regulations no longer mandate accommodation for ESAs on flights. This decision is now at the discretion of individual airlines. 

If you'd like to travel with your assistance animal, call the airlines before booking to determine their willingness to accept your support animal on the flight. 

Emotional support animals are also not protected on public transportation in Ohio. In order to travel in public or be accepted in public places, animals need to be designated as service dogs (more detail on this in the FAQ section).

How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Ohio? 

If you think you may qualify for an ESA in Ohio, you'll need to connect with a mental health professional licensed in your state, first. They can evaluate your mental health situation and symptoms and determine if you are, in fact, eligible for an emotional support animal as part of your treatment plan. 

At Pettable, we've made it convenient for your to work through our telehealth marketplace and be matched with a vetted, licensed mental health professional with experience in mental health evaluations for 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 Ohio

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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