Important to note kinds of animals accepted and to call first for permission to bring pet. There are people with pigs, alligators, chimps, snakes , donkeys, rodents, as emotional support animals. Important to be clear what kinds of animals are allowed. People love animals, and just seeing a pet can turn your day around or relieve stress. Pets can be like family to some. If you have a pet and need addiction treatment, the idea of leaving your pet could be preventing you from going to rehab, or be a major stressor if your had to. That is why New Leaf Detox and Treatment provides pet friendly rehab. If you are unsure if your pet will be allowed please give us a call, we do allow most any pets that are legal to have.

Is there anything different about pet-friendly rehab?

No there is not any difference other than the option to bring your pet into rehab with you. You will be responsible for the pet or any damages the pet may cause, but if you are responsible there should not be any issue, and there will be other there to help with pet care if needed. Having the comfort of your best friend there with you is helpful in the process and will accommodate pets.

Are there benefits to going to a pet-friendly rehab?

Not having to absorb extra costs of pet care, or dealing with the worries of making arrangements, or being without your pet are all advantages to pet friendly rehab. Any stressors are not helpful when going to rehab. Finding a trust worthy pet sitter or kennel is stress enough, not to mention the worry while you are away from them.

Additionally having your pet with you actually will decrease stress and make you much more comfortable during rehab, that is scientifically proven. Having your pet will also help you develop social bond with others.

Will I benefit as much from rehab if I bring my pet?

Yes, you will get as much if not more from rehab with your pet. Your pet will bring you the reduced anxiety that is beneficial during rehab and will even help reduce the stress within the group. They will not interfere with daily activities related to rehab, only enhance them. Yes, you’ll be able to get as much – if not more than – what you’d get out of rehab if you went without your pet. There are outdoor activities at rehab pets may enjoy, and the social bonds and anxiety reduction that pets help with are well worth it.


Is there anything I should know about bringing my pet to rehab?

If you plan to bring a pet to rehab, you need to know that you will be responsible for taking care of them. Bringing enough food to keep them fed, cleaning up behind them, taking them out to potty, and any other regular pet care needed. Pets must be up to date on vaccinations as well. If your pet has any behavioral issues or is dangerous, you must alert staff immediately before you commit to a program. Also if your pet might be dangerous to other pets in the facility you need to make us aware.

Will insurance cover pet-friendly rehab?

Addiction treatment is covered among many insurance plans, however how much of it is covered may vary depending on the plan or carrier. Pet friendly rehab is no different than regular rehab to a carrier. Read through your plan or check with your provider to see if addiction treatment is covered, or speak with one of our addiction treatment specialists find out.

New Leaf Detox and Treatment in Laguna Niguel provides pet friendly rehab.

If you are ready for rehab and have a pet your would like to bring, please contact our facility in Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano,  so we can get you the help you need right away. We will make sure you get the accommodations needed for you and your pet. We can also help advise with insurance as well, or payment plans if needed.

Call us today and one of our specialist can help you get stated and give you the information you need to begin your recovery.