Dogs have been friends for us for too long. Ever since the beginning of human civilization, the two have coexisted. It is perhaps because of the fact that the way dogs communicate among them resembles to some extent the human way. Thus, they can understand human beings and connect to them far more easily, and vice versa.
Can this intimacy turn into a problem?
The friendship between dogs and men should never be a problem for anybody, since they are not hurting each other and nobody else is also getting affected because of them. But still, such relationships can bring in problems and hardships for others.
Think of a situation when a family goes to vacation. The general feeling in the family remains that the dog should also come! Especially the kids want them very much! But the adults understand the problems the air carrier and the hotels are going to pose! They would hardly allow the pets to be carried and allowed to stay! In fact, that can be so inconvenient to the others!
If insisted, some ask for a huge sum of passage money as compensation, while others strictly say no. even if they allow, they would perhaps not provide enough comfort for the canine.
Problems happen when a family shifts base too. In a new city, getting accommodation in the form of a rented house becomes a problem. Many landlords are not okay with the pets living in their houses, chiefly citing hygiene and safety as reasons.
Certificates for pets can be helpful
The pets can get certified as an emotional support dog in which case things start falling in place. With these certificates, one gets the permission to fly along with the pet in any air carrier. The carrier can charge extra, but only as per norms, and is bound to provide comfortable journey for the canine.
Even landlords in new cities inside the country are legally bound to allow the families stay in rented properties without asking exorbitantly. The only thing is that the dog has to pass the FHA and HUD guidelines, which the certificate already testifies for!
How can one be eligible for such a certificate?
The certificates are available at any medical clinic, but many practitioners do not know about them or how to issue them. It needs the applicant to fill up a simple form along with a questionnaire. By fulfilling any one of the mandatory qualifications required, one can get the certificate.
It can happen at certain clinics specialized for this job. These are run by groups of sensitive doctors who issue the emotional support dog certificate after having done the simple process in a few hours’ time. One can even get it done online by submitting the form and paying through the internet. This makes it happen even faster for the families in urgent need, applying at the last moment! One can choose from certificates allowing a one-time travel, a one year staying permit and a lifetime staying permit, as the need may be.