The laws in California allow a person with a disability to bring a trained service dog or psychiatric service dog to all public places but not emotional support animals. A public place includes libraries, hotels, shops, restaurants, theatres, and hospitals.Click to see full answer. Thereof, are emotional support dogs allowed in restaurants in California?A service animal may enter private establishments like a grocery store or restaurant (as allowed by the American with Disability Act (ADA)) while an ESA cannot. As most cat and dog owners know, a service animal must be trained. But an ESA does not need special training to become a legal support animal.Secondly, are ESA allowed in restaurants? Emotional Support Animals in Restaurants and Stores Contrary to popular belief, emotional support animals are NOT allowed in restaurants and other businesses. Unlike service dogs, emotional support animals do not have the same level of access and each business has the right to accept or deny ESA’s. In this manner, does California recognize emotional support animals? California law allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs, but not emotional support animals, to all public places.What are the laws regarding emotional support animals?The person seeking the emotional support animal must have a verifiable disability (the reason cannot just be a need for companionship). The animal is viewed as a “reasonable accommodation” under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHA or FHAct) to those housing communities that have a “no pets” rule.