A service animal is a dog -- or, in rare cases, a miniature horse -- that is specially trained to perform specific tasks for a person with a disability. A service animal might guide an individual with vision impairment, detect seizures, or keep individuals calm during a panic attack.
Emotional Support Animals
An emotional support animal – sometimes called an “ESA” or “companion animal” – can be any type of animal that senses an event or helps alleviate symptoms of a disability. ESAs commonly support people who have anxiety, depression, and many other disabilities.