It is sometimes difficult for people to understand the differences between a service dog and an Emotional Support Animal. These two designations are often used interchangeably, but both have vastly different criteria and are thus permitted different rights and privileges.
In order to perform their jobs or tasks, service dogs (SDs) are allowed to be with their owner in public places such as restaurants and stores, and they can live with their owners in housing where animals would otherwise not be permitted.
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are not allowed in any public places except for airports, meaning that ESAs have more limitations than SDs. But does this mean that an ESA cannot live with their owner in places where animals are now allowed? What makes SDs different from ESAs?