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How to convince a landlord of having an ESA?

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How to Convince A Landlord Of Having An ESA:
Talk To Your Landlord, Collect Your Documents

  • Sometimes, a landlord will allow a pet/ESA as long as you ask. In many cases, they put a “No Pets” clause in the lease to keep better control over how many people in their properties have pets.
  • Ideally, you’ve gotten along well with your landlord during your time renting, and you’ve paid your rent on time as well. You can draw on your current relationship with your landlord and your status as a stellar tenant to show that you’ll also be a responsible pet owner.
  • Having some documentation behind you is helpful. shows your willingness to take responsibility and the seriousness of your situation
  • Documentation: such as information on your prospective pet’s health history, your projected veterinarian’s information, and information on any training classes you may plan to attend with your animal, can strengthen your case.
  • Giving your new landlord some extra documentation can help alleviate fears that your pet will tear up or destroy the property and disturb other renters. Provide additional convincing documents for ESAs like: Excerpt from the European Union Disability Act or the definition of an Emotional Support Animal and more detailed information on the benefits to humans. A letter from your current landlord speaking to how well-behaved and non-disruptive your pet is. Vet records, including records from vaccinations and checkups. Depending on the species – records from any training or obedience classes your pet has taken, spay or neuter records, …
  • Most landlords realize that great tenants, those who need their rent on time, don’t have significant conflicts with other tenants, and are otherwise a positive contribution to the rental community are hard to find and will bend the rules a bit to keep you around.
  • Ask the landlord to meet your ESA or to show him a photo of your ESA.
  • Show your commitment
  • Proactively ask to bring up a pet deposit in case of damage
  • Provide proof of pet liability coverage in your rental insurance policy
  • Ask for further necessary steps to get permission


      Sample Letter: Requesting Permission to Have a Pet



      (Your Name)
      (Current Address of Your Apartment, Unit #)
      (City, State, Zip Code)

      { “date”.)

      (Landlord or Apartment Company’s Name)
      (Address as Printed on Your Lease)
      (City, State, Zip Code)




      Re: Permission to have a pet in my apartment

      Dear (Name of landlord or manager),

      I am writing to you today to contact you about an important issue. For medical reasons, I have an animal (insert animal). He/she is an ESA /Emotional Support Animal) It is prescribed by a (insert professional). It has official status as an ESA.

      ESAs are globally recognized medical tools for people with mental health diagnoses who respond to animals.

      I would like to make an appointment to provide the appropriate verification and discuss the conditions you have to qualify me as the owner of an ESA. If necessary, I would be happy to provide appropriate additional documentation, such as from the European Union Disability Act or the definition of an Emotional Support Animal and more detailed information on the benefits to humans. A letter from your current landlord speaking to how well-behaved and non-disruptive your pet is. Vet records, including records from vaccinations and checkups. Depending on the species – records from any training or obedience classes your pet has taken, spay or neuter records

      I am happy to discuss any conditions or requirements you may have for my ESA to be accepted, as well as sign an appropriate agreement highlighting any limitations you may have regarding the ESA.

      As I need my pet close to me to cope well with everyday life it is very important to me that the pet is kept in a species appropriate manner, clean and healthy. The animal is properly cared for, and no neighbors disturb. The animal (insert animal) is insured, I am liable for it.

      I appreciate your willingness to discuss this issue with me. Please call (at/email) at (insert phone or email, depending on your preference for communication) so we can schedule a time to talk.

      Kindly,

      (Your Name and Signature)
      (Apartment Number)
      (Phone or Email Address)

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      Travel tips for you and your dog if he/she is neither an ESA nor a PSD

      Many people visit our pages who do not only think about certifying their dog as ESA or training as a PSD. Travelling with dogs generally requires certain knowledge and information. Whenever we come across such articles, we plan to publish them on our blog.

      Today we start with a very interesting and extensive article by
      Scarlett Gold,
      who edits the blog
      FluentWoof – WOOFWoof.

      Her following article deals with tips for traveling and seems interesting enough to us to present the link of this article here. Scarlett has given us her consent to do so.

      Link to travel with your darlings:

      Planning On Traveling With Your Dog? – Start Here-

      Greetings and take care of you in these difficult times

      Burkhard
      Team ESAeurope

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      emergency flight to Canada

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      Airline: Air Canada
      Destination: Vancouver

      Flight: December 2021

      Emergency to Canada

      Hi Burkhard – yes we made it! It turned out to be a longer time in flight / plane as expected (~12 hours) – but B… did great. A lot of people commented how well he’s done and behaved.

      The process after getting through the Air Canada Meda team was quite straightforward.
      Today, we have gained also admittance into the hospital where my …. is – and it can be they ask us to bring him to other patients to visit. I will let you know how this turns out.
      ….
      I am also happy to provide some feedback, but overall I can’t say anything other than you have been exceptional!
      I greatly appreciate you both going over and above to help us out as our situation changed and needed to fly over here early. You put everything together as I needed it, and it would have been much more difficult for myself alone to get things straightened away as you have presented them!!!
      Cheers,
      J….

      Written by Burkhard

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      With Dalmatian to USA

      With Dalmatian to USA

      Fluglinie:          TAP
      Destination:     New York

      Flug:   Dezember 2021

      Via New York nach Houston

      Hallo Beate und Burkhard,

      inzwischen sind wir fast schon in Houston; nicht nur der Flug hat sehr gut geklappt, auch das Drumherum mit Border Control, Zoll usw. war mit und für J…. dank ‘blauer Weste’ gut zu bewältigen. Und der tatsächlich nicht unerhebliche Druck für uns Zweibeiner war durch seine Anwesenheit wirklich besser zu managen. ‘Psychiatric Service’ im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes! Der Maulkorb hing übrigens die ganze Zeit sichtbar am blauen Rucksack (mit Decke, Notfall-Windelhose – die wir nicht gebraucht haben -, Wasserflasche usw.), wurde aber von niemandem ‘angefordert’. J…  hat sich aber auch wirklich toll verhalten – ich hatte den Eindruck, dass er sozusagen mit seinen Aufgaben ein ganzes Stück gewachsen ist und er sehr genau gespürt hat, worauf es ankam. Wir schicken anbei ein paar erste Bilder, Filmsequenzen schneiden wir dann sicherlich demnächst.

      Wie ihr auf den Bildern sehen könnt, haben wir ein blaues Geschirr mit dem PSD-Stoffaufnäher versehen. Das sieht im Moment noch ordentlich aus, aber die Qualität des Geschirrs lässt vermuten, dass wir uns demnächst ein ‘Backup’ besorgen müssen.

      ….

      Auf jeden Fall auch von mir noch einmal ein großes Dankeschön für euer Engagement in dieser Sache; wir sind gern jederzeit bereit, womit auch immer dazu beizutragen, eure Arbeit zu unterstützen!

       

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      Travel tips for you and your dog if he/she is neither an ESA nor a PSD








      Many people visit our pages who do not only think about certifying their dog as ESA or training as a PSD. Travelling with dogs generally requires certain knowledge and information. Whenever we come across such articles, we plan to publish them on our blog.

      Today we start with a very interesting and extensive article by Scarlett Gold, who edits the blog FluentWoof – WOOFWoof.

      Her following article deals with tips for traveling and seems interesting enough to us to present the link of this article here. Scarlett has given us her consent to do so.

      Link to travel with your darlings:

      Planning On Traveling With Your Dog? – Start Here-

      Greetings and take care of you in these difficult times

      Burkhard
      Team ESAeurope

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      Travel Information – Stopover USA

      Dear ESAeurope Community

      Due to the fact that almost all American airlines accept the PSD according to US DoT standards and many other airlines, especially to South America and Central America, still lag a bit behind, the consideration is reasonable to book with your PSD dog in transit via USA.

      Due to Corona and the associated travel restrictions, however, there are special conditions for transit flights, which we outline in the following. A good suggestion in this context is to fly with Air Canada, as transit through Canada is easier and also accepted by Air Canada PSD’s according to the US DoT standards.

      STOPOVER USA

      Who is not looking forward to a long-awaited holiday? The trip has been booked, e.B. to Cancun, Mexico or Vancouver, Canada. There is a small stopover of a few hours in the USA, because the flight takes you e.B. via Los Angeles or New York. Meanwhile, the holiday planning for your trip is in full swing: Which hotel should we choose? Which beachwear makes it into the suitcase? Stop! Before you continue to indulge in holiday anticipation, you should pay attention to transit through the United States. Because the supposed stopover has it all. What transit means to you and what you need to consider can be read here.

      What is considered transit or transit?

      Even if your main destination is not the United States of America, a short transit stay of a few minutes, a few hours or more means de facto entry into the United States. Therefore, you must ensure that you comply with the US entry requirements and that you are not denied onward travel due to a lack of careful preparation and, in the worst case, you have to return home at the American transit desk.

      Visa or Visa Waiver Program with ESTA?

      Basically, all people who do not have an American passport need either a visa or a valid ESTA entry permit to enter the United States, even for transit of a few minutes or hours. In principle, the following residence permits can be considered:

      ESTA

      ESTA (as part of the Visa Waiver Program, VWP) is available to most Europeans and many other nationalities. For this purpose, the traveler only needs to be in possession of a current ESTA permit. This ESTA approval can be obtained online in a matter of minutes.

      Attention: ESTA no longer valid after travel to the following countries: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. Persons who actually qualify for the ESTA procedure (e.B German, Austrian or Swiss citizens), but who have travelled to the above-mentioned countries since 1 March 2011, are excluded from the ESTA procedure. Inevitably, these individuals will need to apply for a U.S. visa, even if they are in transit for less than an hour.

      C-VISA

      If you come from a country or have a passport from a country that is not approved for the ESTA procedure (e.B. Turkey or Ukraine) or you do not get an ESTA entry permit for any other reason, you will definitely need a US visa. The right visa for transit is the so-called C visa. To do this, you must apply for a visa and attend an interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate in your home country. Ship passengers who travel with a ship to a destination not in the USA and whose ship arrives at a US port without docking there also often need a transit visa issued as a combination C-1/D visa (for crew members). We advise you to submit the application in good time, i.e. at least four to six weeks before the planned trip.

      The following requirements must be met:

      • It is an immediate or continuing transit through the United States.
      • You must be in possession of a regular ticket or proof of destination.
      • They have sufficient financial resources for the transit journey.
      • You have permission to enter another country after leaving the United States.

      B-1 / B-2 VISA

      Persons who are excluded from the ESTA procedure and travel to the USA for transit purposes, but who intend to travel to the USA in the future, have the option of a

      to apply. If approved, you would have the authority to travel to the United States for transit, business, and tourism purposes for the duration of the visa. In this respect, we would recommend the B-1 / B-2 variant to our customers, because this is more extensive than the C visa. By the way, the fee is identical, i.e. whether C-1, B-1, B-2 or B-1 / B-2, the consular fee is always the same. The current visa fees can be found on our cost page.

      The B visa is also usually applied for as part of a personal interview in one of the responsible US consulates. Plan for around four to six weeks of lead time.

      HOLDERS OF A WORK VISA (Z.B. E, L OR H)

      For example, people who have an E, L, or H visa are allowed to enter the United States for work purposes. However, if you are planning a US transit for purely private reasons, e.B. to go on holiday in Mexico, you will need either a valid ESTA entry permit, a C visa or a B visa.

      In practice, travelers have often not been turned away with a work visa for pure transits or transit. However, there are also border officials who are very strict and, in the worst case, do not recognize transit by work visa.

      Transit from Travel Ban countries

      Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, entry into the U.S. has been severely restricted. As a result of the US entry ban, entry into the United States from certain regions (including the Schengen area) is currently prohibited until further notice. This affects visa holders, persons with valid ESTA authorisations and persons with other valid travel documents – including vaccinated or recovered persons.

      Currently, entry into the USA is only possible in a few exceptional cases. Exceptions apply, among other things, to close family members of US citizens and Green Card holders as well as to persons whose entry is in the national interest of the USA (= National Interest Exception,NIE).

      Important: Since a transit stay in the USA is considered an entry by the US authorities, transit travellers are also affected by the so-called Corona Travel Ban. This means that transit travelers who fall under the Corona Travel Ban will be denied entry to the United States. The decisive factor here is the country in which you have stayed within 14 days before your planned transit through the USA.

      Typically, transit travel through the United States does not entitle you to obtain an NIE exemption. This means that transit travelers who have stayed in one of the Travel Ban countries within 14 days of the planned transit through the United States are normally not allowed to enter the United States without further ado.

      Transit travelers who believe that their transit through the U.S. is of urgent need should contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

      Our conclusion

      Even with transit trips, the US entry requirements must be complied with in any case, so that the dream holiday or a business trip does not become a nightmare.

      Source: The American Dream

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      News from ESAeurope

      We have recently developed some news for ESAeurope, which we will briefly introduce to you in the following:

      1. Some of our customers have asked us to install a simpler selection method on our site. We have responded to this request through the ” Quick Access Bar “, whichallowseasy access to important areas.
      2. We have added a number of new forms to the website, which now easily improve communication with us and reduce it to the essentials. So you can now send your data and pictures to us without much effort (form “data transfer”). If necessary, you can book an online therapy with us (form “Booking Online Therapy”), you have direct access to our shop, you will find current information on flying with your dog (page Airlines) and we will provide you with a number of other useful information.
      3. As an integral part of the necessary PSD training of your dog, we have also designed an e-learning platform “PSD Online Trainings Course”, which includes 16 chapters with over 90 individual sections on the subject of PSD training. You get direct access to this online course when you book one of the available PSD Service Packages in our shop. After booking a PSD package, you will receive your individual access data for this course and can cope with it in your time and in your own way.
      4. In order to clarify the fundamental question of whether you are even eligible as a owner of a PSD dog (unfortunately there are certain requirements here), we have recently put a test form on the homepage (quick access button “PSD Test – can your dog be a PSD). Please use this test to ensure that you can act as a PSD human/animal partner team.
      5. Now, after a few months of the new PSD regulation, we can also clearly say that more customers tend to certify their dog as a PSD, even if this is much more complex and takes more time and money. We can also say that more and more global acting airlines are following the rules of US DoT standards in accepting PSD’s. In order to certify your dog as a PSD, in contrast to the normal ESA (Emotional Support Animal), training is simply necessary, which in addition to the therapeutic confirmation of the dog owner also requests a training certification by a trained and qualified dog trainer. Therefore, there are three different PSD packages to book in our shop, which you can choose depending on your level of training.

      We are currently working on further innovations, which we will gradually put on the homepage. The next step will be an introduction video of ESAeurope as an organisation that we are currently working on.

      So much for the latest information

      Your team from ESAeurope

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      PSD Travel – Thailand – Cyprus – May 2021

      Dear ESAeurope friends

      Today we can once again note with great pleasure that one of our ESAeurope customers has successfully flown with your dog. This time from Thailand to Cyprus.

      Our customer M. decided a few weeks ago to start a PSD training with her dog Maui to take him from Thailand to Cyprus. After many years in Thailand, M. has decided to find her new happiness in Cyprus.

      After all airlines refused the transport to Cyprus as a normal pet or as ESA (Singapore Airlines would have accepted Maui as ESA, but does not fly to Cyprus), M. contacted us to book and complete an apprenticeship as a PSD (psychiatric service dog). ESAeurope has put together a package with M. to train Maui accordingly and then certify it as a PSD. This worked out wonderfully and M. was able to take Maui with Qatar Air to Cyprus.

      Her statement is:

      quota:
      Good morning:))
      Everything worked out great, nowhere a problem. Only we were exhausted and stressed
      We flew with Qatar Air, Maui is always so quiet because they couldn’t say anything
      As ESA it is also with Singapore Air, but for us there was no connection, therefore as PSD with Qatar
      Mfg
      M.
      Unquote:
      We are very proud of the two, who were not only able to successfully complete the training in a short time, but were also able to deliver the required short videos in suitable quality.
      We have received permission from M. to put this report on our homepage.
      Many greetings and good luck in Cyprus
      The ESAeurope team