Going on any trip can be a fascinating experience, no matter who you are. And, those of us who struggle with emotional disorders can feel amazing if we’re able to take some time away for ourselves. If you are someone that faces this struggle regularly, you may be trying to explore what you can do and how you want to get ahead with it. Many people work with their therapy dogs and other emotional support animals to deal with the stress that comes with these emotional disorders. But, are you able to travel with them without too many issues? Let’s take a look.
Finding Animal-Friendly Accommodations
While there are some sorts of therapy animals that fall under the ADA, emotional support animals do not currently do so. Why? Because emotional support is not yet considered a disability, and because your animal does not need specialized training to be considered an ESA. If your animal is a registered therapy dog (or pig, or cat, or whatever), then they do fall under that umbrella and do have to be accommodated. Knowing the difference can be huge for you in this regard.
So, your best bet is just to go ahead and consider looking for accommodations that are going to be animal-friendly, to begin with. There are so many things that you’re looking for that you may be a little nervous about what falls under that umbrella but, thankfully, it can be really useful to go ahead and just get something that works. You can reduce the stress that you’re facing and that you may have to worry about. Your vacation should not be stressful, so having that peace of mind can be a really helpful thing for you to try and work out, as well.
Heading Away With Your ESA
So, say that you’re going to a cabin for the weekend. Can you bring your ESA? It all depends! Thankfully, because cabins are usually single-family (or group) dwellings, you can usually find a lot of them that allow you to have an animal with you on the trip. This doesn’t only make it easier for you to figure out what is going on, but you’re going to notice that you are in a better position when it comes time to get there.
It is always a great thing to have an ESA and know that they are welcome to come with you on vacation. Knowing that you have pet-friendly accommodations lined up and ready to go is going to make it so that you can enjoy your trip, instead of fighting with people and showing off your paperwork every step of the way. Look at how you want to do things and, in the long run, you will be in a better place so that you can have a very good time that allows you to relax with the help of your ESA.