Pet-Friendly Rehab: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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We are a pet-friendly treatment facility with locations throughout Southern California. Pet-friendly rehab allows you to connect with the addiction treatment you need without leaving your beloved pet behind.

There are many dog-friendly rehab centers in California that allow you to focus on detox and recovery without the additional stress of rehoming your pet. We also understand the comfort a beloved pet can bring as you go through the treatment experience. Other treatment centers utilize various forms of AAT (animal-assisted therapy) for a more immersive recovery experience.

When animal-assisted therapy is used as part of an evidence-based treatment plan, it can help some people to break a vicious cycle of substance abuse.

The sustained abuse of any addictive substance brings about functional and structural brain changes. Abusing alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs causes increased production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain. When addiction sets in, your brain will produce less dopamine, making it hard for you to feel pleasure unless you use the substance in question.

When animal therapy forms any part of a comprehensive treatment plan for addiction, this can help to stimulate positive feelings safely and naturally.

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What is Pet-Friendly Rehab?

Pet-friendly treatment centers appreciate the emotional support and companionship pets provide to those kickstarting their recovery at a residential rehab.

Having your dog alongside can help make you feel more comfortable during the challenging phase of withdrawal and early recovery. As you progress with your recovery, your pet’s presence can make you feel more at ease as you create new and healthier routines.

Choosing the right pet-friendly drug rehab or pet-friendly alcohol rehab can be time-consuming. If you want to take your dog with you to residential rehab, you should first call the treatment centers on your shortlist to establish if they have a pet-friendly outlook.

To help shortcut that process, consider Gratitude Lodge where we will make sure your pet is as welcome as you here at our luxury California rehab.

THE BENEFITS of Pet-Friendly Rehab

Having a companion along for your recovery journey goes far beyond playing fetch and listening to soothing purrs. Pets provide many benefits including:

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Engaging in addiction recovery with your pet alongside you can give you a renewed sense of purpose. You’ll need to care for your pet and place their needs upmost, while at the same time focusing on your recovery. In return, positive interactions with your pet will help your brain to produce endorphins naturally after relying on addictive substances to provide euphoria for so long.

Walking your dog for instance during recovery can improve your overall well-being. Exercising is proven to boost mood, but it can seem like too much effort in the early days of recovery. If you have a pet to consider, you’ll feel compelled to get outside at least once a day. Exercising can trigger the release of dopamine and other brain chemicals associated with positive mood. 

As well as improving your overall well-being and physical health, having and caring for your pet can deliver mental health benefits during your recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism.


Recovery from addiction can be an intensely lonely experience at times. Many people feel that nobody understands what they are going through. If you feel this way, it can be tempting to withdraw further from others, often leading to increased feelings of loneliness and possibly episodes of depression. With your pet by your side, you can decrease the feeling of being alone, and you’ll always have a friendly face offering unconditional love and support.

If you don’t have a pet, you can still benefit from interacting with animals during your recovery at Gratitude Lodge.

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If you are ready to engage with treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, we can help you here at Gratitude Lodge.

Pet-friendly Rehab Options in California

Costa Mesa

The city of Costa Mesa is one of the primary business and culture centers of Orange County located between San Diego and Los Angeles

Costa Mesa has grown from a small farming community with less than 17,000 residents to a commercial cluster home to over 111,000 people and Orange County’s two largest skyscrapers.

Nicknamed the City of the Arts, there is a thriving performing arts scene in Costa Mesa, as well as some of the best dining and shopping in Orange County. These are some of the main attractions:

  • South Coast Plaza      
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • TeWinkle Park
  • The LAB Anti-Mall
  • Fairview Park


National Rehabs Directory includes options for pet-friendly rehab Costa Mesa. Engage with evidence-based treatment at some of the best pet friendly rehab California in Costa Mesa.


Irvine is a planned community in Orange County, California. Offering year-round sun, a laid-back vibe, and stunning natural beauty, it’s no surprise that OC is so densely populated.

The population of Irvine was 212,375 according to the 2010 census and was estimated at 287,401 by the California Department of Finance in 2019.

Even in December, the coldest month, temperatures won’t fall much below 70F.

Many tech companies are headquartered in Irvine along with a handful of higher education institutes including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and Pepperdine.

There are many places of general interest in Irvine, including:

  • Ayn Rand Institute
  • California State University Irvine
  • Concordia University, Irvine
  • Orange County Great Park
  • The Market Place       

Santa Ana

Santa Ana is the county seat of Orange County. Located in Greater Los Angeles in Southern California, the 2020 census shows the city’s population was 310,000.

The city is roughly four-fifths Latinx, making for a vibrant and inclusive environment.

Some of the main attractions in Santa Ana include:

  • Bowers Museum
  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • Discovery Cube Orange County
  • Orange County Museum of Art
  • Lyon Air Museum

National Rehabs Directory includes many options and types of rehabs that are pet-friendly in Santa Ana.

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Pet Friendly Rehab Services at Gratitude Lodge

If you want to head to rehab without leaving your pet behind, we can help you achieve this at Gratitude Lodge.

We provide pet-friendly drug rehab in California at the following locations:

  • Newport Beach
  • Long Beach
  • San Diego

All Gratitude Lodge addiction centers offer the following treatment programs for addiction to alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications:

  • Detox
  • 30-day inpatient program
  • IOP (intensive outpatient program)
  • Dual diagnosis treatment program

Before you engage with an ongoing treatment program, take advantage of our licensed medical detox center to get your recovery off to the strongest start. Access FDA-approved medications to streamline withdrawal and cravings, and benefit from around-the-clock emotional and clinical care.

Whatever level of treatment intensity is most appropriate for your needs, your treatment team will draw from these evidence-based interventions:

  • MAT (medication-assisted treatment)
  • Psychotherapy / Individual counseling (talk therapy)
  • Group counseling

You can also participate in a variety of holistic therapies if you attend a residential rehab program at Gratitude Lodge in Southern California.

If you are exhausted from searching for a pet-friendly rehab center near me, shortcut the process by calling admissions at 888-861-1658.