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Old 26.03.2018, 16:12
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I can't offer any advice, but you have my sympathy, OP. You are not in an easy situation whichever way you approach it.
And for that reason, much as I hate to say it, I wouldn't entertain the job offer. Nobody needs that additional level of aggravation, particularly someone who already suffers from anxiety.
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Old 26.03.2018, 16:17
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To be fair, you could ask how the survivors of amputations coped without anaesthetic, antiseptic or effective painkillers before they were all invented.

Just because people in the past somehow "got by" without modern techniques, doesn't meant people nowadays should also have to.

Regarding this thread, though, I suspect the OP will be dealing with a social issue as much as a legal one. Even if she manages to get extraordinary approval of the breed in ZH, or is able to secure accommodation in another canton without breaching the terms of her permit, and is able to find a landlord willing to accommodate a dog, which isn't just any dog but a dog with a reputation (whether deserved or not), there will still be her employer, her colleagues, her neighbours, the people on the tram, bus and train, and everybody in Migros to contend with.

I can't offer any advice, but you have my sympathy, OP. You are not in an easy situation whichever way you approach it.
That is not the way I wanted this to be understood, of course we have made advances in the meantime.
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That is not the way I wanted this to be understood, of course we have made advances in the meantime.
My comment wasn't really directed at you in particular - just contributing to the thread in general - which, by the way, has been one of the most interesting threads on the forum for a while. It's good that a topic like this gets an airing and that people feel free to ask questions and make comments. I have to admit that when I first saw the thread, my first reaction was "lol, wut?". Reading the comments and links - and answers to the questions you brought up earlier - has been an education.

At least I'll feel a bit less self-conscious about some of the things I have to do to maintain my own good health - my conditions don't involve bending any cantonal rules or getting thrown off planes (as far as I know!).
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Old 26.03.2018, 16:55
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Re: Emotional Support Animals

Over the years in my professional capacity I was asked for advice by those with job offers who were undecided about what to do. Their reasons for their indecision varied greatly.

In some cases the research showed relocation was feasible. However there some potential clients with obstacles that I could not see overcoming and at the end of the day I advised these individuals to turn the job offer down. In some cases there were families and while I always have an open mind and suggest they consider living apart, this was always rejected.

In this situation, and although I don't have all the facts, my instincts would be to tell the OP to turn the job offer down.
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Old 26.03.2018, 18:06
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Wish we could ask the dog if he feels like commuting to ZH from a different canton and then hanging in an office. Sounds pita, tbh.

Nobody mentioned PETA yet? I mean...a hedgehog or a peacock on a plane? Next thing will be us imagining that they actually do not mind. It seems to be getting ignored that these animals are most of all animals. The service and comfort is something we need, not necessarily something they'd want to be useful for. ZH is pita for babies and animals.
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Old 26.03.2018, 18:26
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Pita as in the Greek flatbread you put gyros in?
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Pita as in the Greek flatbread you put gyros in?
Well, she did say the dog would be hanging in an office all day. No point getting the meat ready like that and then not eating it.
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Old 26.03.2018, 19:03
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DB!!!!! Got to be pork gyros. *craving tzatziki now*
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Old 26.03.2018, 19:08
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...There was a time when the idea of guide dogs for the blind was scoffed at. I prefer to keep an open mind, learn all I can as new ideas emerge.
Good point. Well presented.

I was considering having my cat registered as my ESA. But then I realised, no-one would ever believe me.
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Old 26.03.2018, 19:12
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this thread really makes me wonder if Noah's Ark was just a regular boat that was built be a guy that was denied by all regular ferries because of his emotional support animals.
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Fill your boots.. https://petsastherapy.org/join-us/join-pat-cat/

Cats need qualification too! Cats demand recognition (and usually get it, but that's another story)
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Cats need qualification too! Cats demand recognition (and usually get it, but that's another story)
the cat looks very happy
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Old 26.03.2018, 19:56
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The next time someone complains about the parrot noise I am going to say this is an emotional support animal. If I arrive home after a bad day all is forgotten when I hear "Hi Honey". There is always someone to talk to who will listen and agree with me.
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Old 26.03.2018, 19:57
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the cat looks very happy
Not surprised. Have you tried patting a cat?
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Old 26.03.2018, 20:44
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Wish we could ask the dog if he feels like commuting to ZH from a different canton and then hanging in an office. Sounds pita, tbh.

Nobody mentioned PETA yet? I mean...a hedgehog or a peacock on a plane? Next thing will be us imagining that they actually do not mind. It seems to be getting ignored that these animals are most of all animals. The service and comfort is something we need, not necessarily something they'd want to be useful for. ZH is pita for babies and animals.
Imagine getting on a plane and your emotional support animal is a snake?
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Imagine getting on a plane and your emotional support animal is a snake?
I'd be fine with it. With somebody else's snake I wouldn't. Which reminds me when I took a long haul bus overnight to find somebody's cat being placed under me. That poor thing kept screaming the entire night, which is ok (felt bad for the cat) but nobody has asked once if I am allergic.

I think safety/hygiene measures are developed for a reason, I don't want to be an insensitive drab to the people with high emotional support needs, but what about legislature and safety/sanitary needs?
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I think safety/hygiene measures are developed for a reason, I don't want to be an insensitive drab to the people with high emotional support needs, but what about legislature and safety/sanitary needs?
Safety and hygiene are overrated.
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Safety and hygiene are overrated.
We are a bunch of snowflakes, aren't we.
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I'd be fine with it. With somebody else's snake I wouldn't. Which reminds me when I took a long haul bus overnight to find somebody's cat being placed under me. That poor thing kept screaming the entire night, which is ok (felt bad for the cat) but nobody has asked once if I am allergic.

I think safety/hygiene measures are developed for a reason, I don't want to be an insensitive drab to the people with high emotional support needs, but what about legislature and safety/sanitary needs?
Uhh! That was a jab at "Snakes on a Plane" humor.
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Old 26.03.2018, 21:46
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Uhh! That was a jab at "Snakes on a Plane" humor.
I'm ok with reptiles and your jab flew right by me

But there are people with phobias, too, and one's esa can be somebody else's nightmare. As if flying itself wasn't already annoying.
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