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Finding Pet Care While in Rehab

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You have decided to attend an addiction recovery program. Understandably, this may not have been an easy decision, but we commend you for prioritizing your health and well-being. It makes sense that most people cannot just drop what they are doing and head out to a facility. Whether it is work, studies, or family, we want people to feel secure and ready before joining our programs. This is why Banyan Treatment Center Delaware offers advice and options for finding pet care while in rehab.

Animal Care Options to Keep in Mind

There are a number of different options available when determining how your pet will be cared for while you pursue addiction treatment. While there are some drug rehabs that allow pets, this is not typically the norm. We understand that each person will have circumstances unique to their own situation, and as such have culminated in a collection of options to make that decision as seamless as possible.

Pet Boarding Services

This is a solid option because of the assuredness that your animal will be cared for in a safe and comfortable environment. The staff at these facilities are often well-trained in what they do, while many also offer in-house veterinarians that can handle any needs that arise. However, it is worth keeping in mind that pet boarding services are typically on the pricey side, so this option won’t be viable for everyone.

Rely on a Trusted Friend or Family Member

If you need a less expensive option, consider asking someone close to you for help. In some cases, the animal can stay at the home of the person who is watching it, which ensures they will be able to get some kind of socialization while you are away. It also means that your pet will be in the care of someone that you trust, which should hopefully relieve some of the stress.

Hire a Pet Sitter

Many companies now offer the services of in-home pet sitters that board with their animals while pursuing treatment. This means that your animal will be able to remain in an environment that they are familiar with while being cared for. Having at-home pet care while in rehab can sometimes be a less expensive option than a full-time animal boarding facility, depending on where you look.

Consider Outpatient Addiction Treatment

If you are truly concerned about the well-being of your animal, and it is deemed an appropriate choice by treatment professionals, pursuing an outpatient program may be a good option. For instance, Banyan’s Delaware drug rehab offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that provides much of the same effective care as our residential options while allowing patients to return home each night. Not only does this make a great option for people pursuing an education or career, but it also means that patients can continue to care for their pets while prioritizing their health.

Don’t allow fear of the unknown to keep you from achieving your full potential. Call our Delaware rehab center today at 888-280-4763 and speak with an intake specialist about treatment options.

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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Finding Pet Care While in Rehab
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