"What a beautiful world it would be... if people had hearts like dogs."                                      - author unknown    

Paws for Patrick wants to help alleviate the burden of those trying to acquire an emotional support animal for mental health purposes. If you are interested in making an existing pet or securing a pet to serve as an ESA, we want to help you.  Below are some of the ways in which Paws for Patrick can assist:

  • Locate and acquire an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) that fits your needs;

  • Provide basic training in or out of your home for your new or current family pet that will serve as your ESA;

  • Find a therapist that will provide a letter of certification for your ESA at no cost to you.

Please fill out this ESA Request Form to give us an idea on how we can help you.  

Attached are some therapists that we work with to provide ESA certification letters.

Do you have any questions, comments, or needs?  If so, please share with us on our Message Board.  We would love to start a discussion! 



Paws for Patrick is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting young people to emotional support animals to support them as they cope with mental health issues.


Our vision is to facilitate the acquisition of emotional support animals (ESA) for young people coping with mental health issues, by providing and sourcing the animals, as well as training and education, and securing letters of certification for ESAs. 


In addition, we provide opportunities for young people to interact with therapy dogs in group settings.

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