You’ll be glad to hear that for qualified individuals, the process of obtaining an emotional support animal (ESA) letter in Vermont is surprisingly straightforward. By using a telehealth platform such as Pettable, you can quickly connect online with a licensed mental health professional authorized to practice in your state. You can even do this from the comfort of your own home! If your therapist finds that you qualify, they'll write you an official ESA letter.
Answer a few questions about your ESA needs
We'll match you to a professional in your state
Receive it within 24 hours of getting approved *
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.
If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with their mental health, you might benefit from the companionship of an emotional support animal. In the state of Vermont, you have a protected right to full and equal access to rental housing with your assistance animal.
Thanks to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as long as you possess a legitimate ESA letter, your housing provider must make reasonable accommodations for your emotional support animal to live with you. This even applies to rental properties with “no pets” policies. Landlords are also barred from charging pet fees and requiring deposits for emotional support animals. Likewise, they cannot impose any breed or weight restrictions on your ESA.
Unfortunately, emotional support animals do not have privileges when it comes to access to public places. Unlike service animals, which are legally authorized to accompany their owners nearly everywhere they go, emotional support animals are only admitted on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the venue owner or manager.
Establishments such as stores, restaurants, theaters, museums, and gyms must give unrestricted access to service animals, but they are under no obligation to permit ESAs. If you would like your emotional support animal to accompany you to an establishment, your best option is to explain your situation to the person in charge and offer to show them your ESA letter. The same rules apply to workplaces and commercial aircraft (under the Air Carrier Access Act). For air travel, be prepared for the airline to require your ESA to fly as an ordinary pet, and for you to have to pay the relevant charges.
A mental health professional licensed in your state must assess your symptoms in order to determine whether you have an emotional or mental disability and a disability-related need for an emotional support animal. If you qualify, your LMHP can make an emotional support animal an official part of your mental health treatment plan by writing you an ESA letter.
At Pettable, earning your trust is our top priority. We’ve made sure that our transparent ESA approval process is entirely in line with all state and federal laws. Our mental health practitioners are highly knowledgeable about animal-assisted therapy. And our legal support team is always ready to provide assistance if you encounter any problems with your psychiatric service dog (PSD) or ESA letter. In the unlikely event that your letter doesn’t meet your housing needs, we'll provide a full refund for our services – that’s our customer satisfaction guarantee.
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.
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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA
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.
Shaunae, M.S., LPC
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.
Michael, LPC, LCDC
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.
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.
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.
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.