The PSDs are considered service animals, and they must be granted all public access rights that service dogs have. It is important to note that psychiatric service dogs are not emotional support animals, hence both terms are different. ESA are not deemed service animals, as they are not trained to perform specific tasks. Hence, they do not have the public access rights that service dogs have. If you or your family member/friend are dealing with mental illnesses and are wondering if you are eligible for a Psychiatric Service Dog we will be happy to help you and take a detailed look at this topic.