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How It Works

Complete Online Exam

All individuals seeking an Emotional Support Animal prescription must complete an online medical examination consisting of 74 questions. It takes anywhere from 15 – 20 minutes to complete so please make sure that you are ready to fill it out and move forward, since you won't be able to save your exam and come back to it later. You can begin the exam by clicking on the “online medical exam”tab located in the main navigation menu or by clicking the “get started now” tab below.

Make Payment

Potential patients should keep in mind that if the evaluating medical doctor does not feel comfortable writing you a prescription for an emotional support animal, then you will receive a same-day refund. Refunds are granted only to those who are not approved by the evaluating physician. After completing your online exam you will be required to make a payment and choose a treatment plan that best applies to you. If you need an ESA letter for housing, please choose the housing plan. The entry level housing plan is called the “care plan” and is 159.00. If you need a letter only for travel, then please choose the travel plan for 149.00. If you need documentation for both, you will need to select the Compassion Plan for 199.00, which will cover both travel and housing. Regardless, you must submit payment at that time or your exam will not be processed.

The DOGtor Reviews Your Exam

The Dogtor reviews your exam & you'll receive a notification within 48 hours if approved or not. Approval is typically the same day on a normal work week. In the event that the Dogtor needs to do a further evaluation he may want to speak to you over Skype. However, it's very rare.

You've Been Approved!

All individuals who have submitted an online exam will hear back from the evaluating physician within 24-48 hours. The doctor will email you from this or her personal email address to the email address that you have on file, so please make sure to check spam folders and wait patiently for the correspondence from the M.D. A doctor may ask you more questions about your exam so please be prepared to provide further details if they want more info in order for them to make an informed decision. Usually these questions are about asking for more clarity or that you have been vague in answering a specific question. As stated in Step 3, if the doctor does not approve you, you will receive a same-day refund. However, in the event that you are approved, you will receive your emailed PDF copy of the prescription letter typically on the same day. You will also receive a courtesy hard copy that will be mailed to the address that you have on file when taking the online exam. The hard copy take a few business days to arrive, depending on where you are located in the USA.

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Emotional Support Animals in Houston, TX

If you live or are planning to live in Houston, Texas with an emotional support animal (ESA), your ESA will have certain rights and privileges not offered to other animals that are just pets. Most notably, your ESA will be covered under the Air Carrier Access Act(ACAA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

  • The FHA is a federal law requires most rental properties to make reasonable accommodations for your ESA to live with you even if the property does not allow pets. The property owner/landlord cannot charge you for the accommodation of your ESA living with you (even if they charge a pet fee).
  • The ACAA is a federal law gives your ESA the right to travel with you in the cabin of an airplane. Although airlines do have certain ESA restrictions, they cannot charge you additional fees for an ESA traveling with you in the cabin.

Animal Friendly Houston

With no shortage of pet friendly parks, restaurants, and other facilities, Houston is considered a very pet friendly city. In fact, there are tons of pet friendly options in Houston:


  • Liberty Cafe
  • The Barking Pig
  • Tacos a Go Go
  • Barnaby’s Cafe
  • Backstreet Cafe
  • Rudyard’s
  • Pico’s Mex-Mex


  • Cottonwood
  • Saint Dane’s
  • Porch Swing Pub
  • Axelrad
  • Karbach Brewing Co.
  • Lotti Dotti
  • Spring Street Beer & Wine Garden


  • Discovery Green
  • Hermann Park
  • Bay Area Dog Park
  • Tranquility Park
  • Congressman Bill Archer Park
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
  • Buffalo Bayou Park


  • Sam Houston Hotel
  • Le Meridien Hotel
  • Aloft Houston
  • Hyatt Regency Houston
  • Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria
  • Omni Houston Hotel
  • Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District
  • Magnolia Hotel Houston
  • Hotel ICON
  • The St. Regis Houston 

Your Houston ESA

Are one of the almost 2.5 million people who live in Houston or one of the tens of thousands that move to the city every year? If your living choices include the need for an emotional support animal, the DOGtor will stand out as one of your most cost-efficient ways of securing an official ESA letter.  

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If I use my primary care doctor to write an ESA prescription for me, will that work?

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