I still cant get my head around ESA. I understand that people like pets, myself included. But what grates is the mentality of those who feel as though they are special and normal rules don’t apply to them because they a have a piece of paper that says that they have been advised that an ESA will help them feel a little less stressed. (Until the day Tiddles croaks it and then presumably their world will fall apart and stress will be off the scale, which to me suggests they should find other more long term solution to feeling less stressed). I mean, it’s just ridiculous. It’s just another me me me scenario.
In my experience, theres many people that just relish labelling themselves as sick and milk it for every penny they can. Their full time job becomes looking for gaps in the system and use it to their advantage.
I have a customer, a 25 room independent hotel with an impeccable reputation. Last weekend at a wedding reception someone turned up with not one but 3 ESA dogs. They left them in their room and neighbouring guests complained to hotel due to the persistent barking and noise. The guest with dogs pulled out the paper saying “I’m special, me me me” as a reason to not sort the problem noise. Guest was asked to remove dogs from premises, staff were verbally abused, swore at and threatened with violence and were forced to call police (dont forget its someone’s wedding reception).
If anyone has any doubt, ESA are not protected like guide dogs, and no establishment has to accept them if they CHOOSE not to, and this includes landlords. Stop complicating things and just buy a goldfish.