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More and more frequently, travelers see animals on board airplanes—in the cabin, rather than as special cargo. According to the Air Carrier Access Act, a service animal is: “any animal that is individually trained or able to provide assistance to a person with a disability; or any animal that assists persons with disability by providing emotional support.”

Which animals qualify?

Service animals and emotional support animals, not pets, must fit the description of an animal which, as determined by a qualified medical professional, provides individuals with a benefit to a physical or emotional disorder. Benefits of emotional support animals might include keeping the individual calm or providing relief from anxiety during travel. 

Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, or those trained in medical detection for a pending epileptic seizure have more specific benefits, but emotional support animals range from a wide variety that includes dogs, cats, birds, miniature pigs, lizards, and even kangaroos.

The difficulty for airlines is determining which animals are for emotional support and which are merely a pet. While each airline determines its own qualifications, the Act allows airlines to prohibit any animals already banned from entering a foreign country where the flight terminates. Also prohibited is any animal that is too heavy or a size that cannot be accommodated safely in the cabin, any animals that pose a threat to the health or safety of other passengers, and those that might be disruptive to the flight. Airlines flying to and from the United States are only required to accept dogs as service animals.

Airlines may reject reptiles (including snakes), rodents, ferrets, spiders, and sugar gliders at any time.

Is documentation required?

While requirements for each airline may differ, in general, airlines may require any of the following:

  • A current (within one year) document indicating that the passenger has an emotional disability recognized by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders); and
  • That the passenger needs the animal for emotional support;
  • The provider of the document is a licensed medical or mental health professional;
  • The jurisdiction of the medical professional, and the issue date of their license.

Airline employees may determine the validity of a service animal via verbal assurance, physical indicators such as tags and harnesses, or requiring documentation. Before assuming an emotional-support animal may board with you, check with your airline(s) since some request a 48-hour advanced notice to accommodate your animal.

If you're moving to a new city and need to transport your pets, do not assume they can board the aircraft with you. Ask your local real estate agent to help you locate a certified pet transport service to bring your pet safely to your new home.



66 Webster Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$649,999
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Can you say curb appeal? This beautiful Cape Cod style home is the desirable Edge Hill/East Milton neighborhood. It not only offers an ideal location near East Milton Square, but is a commuter's dream just minutes from Route 93. This home has so much to offer its next owner, such as 4 bedrooms (with 3 upstairs and 1 on the first floor) and 2 full baths, with one on each level. The pride of ownership is apparent by the beautiful hardwood floors, fireplaced living room, conversion to gas heat, and the gorgeous manicured grounds. Just wait until you see the oversized walk in closets in two of the upstairs bedrooms. A one car attached garage to keep your car out of the New England winters is an added bonus. The fenced in backyard oasis offers a great spot to relax or entertain. And don't forget the fireplaced basement which is ready for your finishing touches. With the great public and private schools that Milton offers, there is no better time to make 66 Webster Road your home.
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July 18 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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66 Webster Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$649,999
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Can you say curb appeal? This beautiful Cape Cod style home is the desirable Edge Hill/East Milton neighborhood. It not only offers an ideal location near East Milton Square, but is a commuter's dream just minutes from Route 93. This home has so much to offer its next owner, such as 4 bedrooms (with 3 upstairs and 1 on the first floor) and 2 full baths, with one on each level. The pride of ownership is apparent by the beautiful hardwood floors, fireplaced living room, conversion to gas heat, and the gorgeous manicured grounds. Just wait until you see the oversized walk in closets in two of the upstairs bedrooms. A one car attached garage to keep your car out of the New England winters is an added bonus. The fenced in backyard oasis offers a great spot to relax or entertain. And don't forget the fireplaced basement which is ready for your finishing touches. With the great public and private schools that Milton offers, there is no better time to make 66 Webster Road your home.
Open House
Thursday
July 18 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Location: 66 Webster Rd, Milton, MA 02186    Get Directions

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66 Webster Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Single-Family

$649,999
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Can you say curb appeal? This beautiful Cape Cod style home is the desirable Edge Hill/East Milton neighborhood. It not only offers an ideal location near East Milton Square, but is a commuter's dream just minutes from Route 93. This home has so much to offer its next owner, such as 4 bedrooms (with 3 upstairs and 1 on the first floor) and 2 full baths, with one on each level. The pride of ownership is apparent by the beautiful hardwood floors, fireplaced living room, conversion to gas heat, and the gorgeous manicured grounds. Just wait until you see the oversized walk in closets in two of the upstairs bedrooms. A one car attached garage to keep your car out of the New England winters is an added bonus. The fenced in backyard oasis offers a great spot to relax or entertain. And don't forget the fireplaced basement which is ready for your finishing touches. With the great public and private schools that Milton offers, there is no better time to make 66 Webster Road your home.
Open House
Thursday
July 18 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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180 Tremont St, Duxbury, MA 02332

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
3
Baths
Much loved Antique Cape Cod Style home full of charm and character is offered for the first time in over 60 years! The 1st floor BR w/adjoining bath is ideal for a Master Suite or guest accommodations w/it's own side entrance. An add'l four bedrooms all w/ample closets & wood floors & two full baths are located on the 2nd floor, as is an added bonus-a home office or computer room for the kids! The kitchen offers newer S/S appliances, H/W floors & flows effortlessly to the DR w/custom wood paneling. Enjoy two brick fireplaces~in the sun drenched L.R. w/beamed ceiling & in the Cozy F.R. with built-ins. The grounds are spectacular~cobble lined driveway, stone walls, brick patio, screened in porch, outdoor shower & mature perennial gardens. This 1.5 acre property with its beautiful and private estate like setting also offers an amazing 2-story barn w/two garage stalls offering endless possibilities for expansion or renovation~A barn for animals, a future pool house, workshop or rec room!
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Sunday
July 21 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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