Benefits

What are the benefits to the disabled individual of having an Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal? These are rights under nationwide Federal law and apply in all 50 states of the U.S.A.

 BENEFIT CHART Service Animal Emotional Support Animal
Definition: Animal that is individually trained to perform work or tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. Animal that provides comfort or support for a person with a disability, but does necessarily not have any individualized training to perform work or tasks.
Reasonable Accommodation in Housing: Yes.  Landlord may request documentation that you have a disability and there is a disability-related need for a service animal. Yes.  Landlord may request documentation that you have a disability and there is a disability-related need for an emotional support animal.
Reasonable Accommodation in Places of Public Accommodation and Public Entities: Yes.  Public accommodations and public entities may not ask for documentation, but may ask if the animal is a service animal, and what it is specifically trained to do. No.
Reasonable Accommodation for Airline Travel: Yes.  Airline may ask whether the animal is a service animal, and what it is specifically trained to do. Yes.  Airline may ask for a signed note from your licensed mental health professional, issued no more than 1 year prior to travel, that states that you have a psychiatric disability and a disability-related need for an emotional support animal.

Benefits of registration with the Service Animal Registry of California:

  • CALIFORNIA SPECIFIC
  • REGISTRATION FOR THE LIFE OF THE ANIMAL(S)
  • YOU ARE SUPPORTING ACCESS & EDUCATION
  • FAST & EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION 
  • Certificate delivered as an electronic PDF download
  • BONUS! Register up to TWO animals under each registration
  • BONUS! Instant online access to your Registration Certificate (no waiting!)
  • BONUS! Free Landlord Letter on SARC letterhead
  • BONUSFree Business Owner Letter on SARC letterhead
  • AFFORDABLE (only $38.87 for lifetime registration of up to 2 animals)
  • NO added fees
  • NO hidden costs
  • NO renewal charges
  • NO surprise shipping fees because all documents are delivered solely electronically as PDF files that you can save, print, and email
  • NO mandatory accessory “merchandise” purchases
  • NO selling or sharing of your email address or home address
  • NO shipping delays
  • NO lengthy surveys
  • NO photo of the service animal required

Registration is fast, easy, and instant. Please take a moment to read the important information at the bottom of this page, and register today!

YES! By clicking below, I hereby affirm, certify and represent that the animal(s)
I am registering meet(s) the definition and criteria for an Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal in the State of California [click here to view criteria].
I want to register my service animal now!

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