Pets and Recovery

When facing addiction, recovery can be a challenging journey. Often, the emotional and mental support provided by pets plays a crucial role in healing. Their unconditional love, presence, and companionship can help alleviate anxiety, stress, and loneliness that many individuals experience during detoxification. San Diego Detox understands the powerful bond between patients and their pets.

Benefits of Having Your Pet During Detox

  • Emotional Stability: Pets provide a comforting presence that can be extremely beneficial during emotional turbulence.
  • Routine and Responsibility: Caring for a pet can establish a routine, giving individuals a sense of purpose and responsibility.
  • Physical Activity: Walking or playing with pets can be a source of much-needed physical exercise.
  • Distraction: Pets are an excellent way to divert attention from cravings or triggers.
  • Unconditional Love: Pets offer unconditional love and affection, which can be a great comfort during challenging times.

San Diego Detox’s Pet Policy

Wondering if San Diego Detox allows pets? Good news for pet owners – we believe in the therapeutic benefits of having a pet during your recovery. However, there are certain guidelines and considerations to keep in mind:

  • Size Restrictions: Smaller pets are generally more manageable in a detox facility environment.
  • Behavioral Considerations: Your pet should be well-behaved and non-aggressive.
  • Health and Hygiene: Ensure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and is free from pests.
  • Accommodation: While we do our best to accommodate pets, space can be limited. It’s essential to discuss this with our team in advance.

Considering Bringing Your Pet? Here's What to Do

If you’re considering bringing your pet to San Diego Detox, follow these steps:

  • Contact Us: Reach out to our team to discuss the possibility.
  • Assess Your Pet’s Suitability: Be honest about your pet’s behavior and needs.
  • Prepare Necessary Documents: Have your pet’s vaccination and medical records ready.
  • Pack Essentials: Don’t forget your pet’s food, toys, bedding, and other essential items.

Embrace the Comfort of Your Pet During Recovery

Recovery is a personal journey. At San Diego Detox, we recognize the unique comfort and support pets can offer. While we strive to accommodate our patients’ furry friends, always ensure that your pet’s presence will be conducive to your healing and that of others in the facility. Ready to start your recovery journey with your loyal companion by your side? Contact San Diego Detox today!


While we appreciate all pets, we primarily accommodate smaller, non-aggressive animals. Always discuss with us beforehand.

Your pet must be up-to-date on all vaccinations to ensure the safety and health of all our residents.

This depends on your treatment plan and phase. We’ll discuss specific arrangements that work best for your recovery and your pet’s well-being.

While we want to support all our patients, if a pet becomes disruptive or poses any risk, alternative arrangements might be necessary.

There might be nominal fees to accommodate pets. Please reach out to us for specific details.