6 Dog Breeds That Make The Best Emotional Support Animals

When it comes to giving us emotional support, our dogs are always there for us. However, some people need a little extra care from their pets, especially if they suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. That’s where emotional support dogs come in.

An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. They have different roles, duties, and requirements for certification. That said, all of these animals provide their humans with assistance they would have a hard time getting anywhere else.

Any breed of dog can be an emotional support animal with the right training and disposition. But there are a few dog breeds who are naturally prone to the affection and devotion required to be an emotional support dog.

Here are six dog breed who make the best emotional support animals.

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What other breeds make great emotional support animals? Should any others be on this list? Let us know in the comments below!