Corgis: the little fluffs with the big personalities. We all know they’re adorable, but did you know these furry bundles of joy can also be a source of incredible emotional support? That’s right, corgis make fantastic Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for a whole host of reasons.

An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is a companion animal who provides therapeutic benefits to individuals with emotional or mental disabilities. Unlike service animals, ESAs don’t require special training, but their presence can significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and other emotional or psychological symptoms. (Yes, one of the founders of this website has an emotional support corgi!)


Here’s why your corgi might be the perfect emotional companion:

  • Intuitive Empaths: Corgis have a knack for picking up on their owner’s emotions. Feeling down? A corgi cuddle is a guaranteed mood booster. Anxious? Their playful spirit can be a great distraction.
  • Low-Maintenance Love: Corgis are surprisingly adaptable. While they do need exercise, their smaller size makes them perfect for apartment living. Plus, their short fur requires minimal grooming, leaving more time for snuggles.
  • Happiness on Four Legs: Corgis are known for their infectious enthusiasm. Their playful spirit and goofy antics are sure to bring a smile to your face, even on the toughest days.
  • Unconditional Love: No matter what life throws your way, your corgi will be there for you, offering unwavering love and companionship. This constant source of affection can be a powerful tool for managing anxiety and depression.

If you think a corgi could be the emotional support you need, the first step is to talk to a licensed mental health professional. They can assess your needs and determine if an ESA would be beneficial. If you don’t already have a professional to talk to, you can visit a reputable website like Pettable (affiliate link) to connect with a licensed therapist who can provide the official ESA letter required for housing and travel accommodations.

Remember, a corgi is a lifelong commitment, so make sure you’re prepared to provide them with the love and care they deserve. But if you’re looking for a furry friend who can offer a shoulder to cry on (or a fluffy body to cuddle) to get through those harder moments, a corgi might just be the perfect emotional support animal for you!