As all pet owners know, furry friends are the best friends. Through unconditional love and companionship, pets can lift your spirits when you are feeling down and provide comfort through their mere presence. For many people, pets are a lifeline that helps them live full lives on a daily basis, therefore, it can be heartbreaking when numerous housing accommodations have no-pet policies in place. Thankfully, there are federal laws that make exceptions for animal companions that are emotional support animals (ESAs). ESAs provide emotional support through companionship and can help ease feelings of anxiety, depression, or extreme stress.