Doggy News

Sign up for our newsletter and get an adorable puppy delivered to your doorstep each week.
Just kidding! It's only our newsletter.

Here’s How Much Owning A Dog Really Costs


A lot of people think that having a pet dog is simple, easy and free, while the truth is far from that. There are many things your pooch will require from you, and a lot of them come with a hefty price. There are certain things that don’t really cost that much, but when accumulated together with other necessities, it adds up to a lot.

To begin with, the adoption fee when taking a dog from a shelter varies from $50 to $400, if you want to adopt a dog from a professional breeder it goes from $500 to as far as $3000. Once you get a dog, you should spay/neuter and vaccinate them, which is an additional $200 (approximately). You might want to buy a crate for your dog, a collar, tags and a leash, and get some training lessons – nobody likes a disobedient pet. A bit of this, a bit of that, these small things don’t cost a lot but amount to more than $400, which is not a small amount of money.

These were just the initial costs, now we move on to the recurring ones. Dog food will cost you about $30 per month, and your dog’s visits to the vet about $250 per year. If your dog contracts a serious illness or sustains a heavy injury, make sure you’re ready to give up to $2000 to cover the expenses.

Then there’s the damage repair, then there’s the grooming, your dog might have a special diet, or it might be necessary to hire a professional walker, the list goes on and on. Make sure you have the necessary funds (and that you’re willing to pay for everything your dog will need) before getting a dog – you will save yourself a lot of nerves and you will make your pet truly happy.

Prev1 of 2Next


Join Us On Facebook

You May Also Like

Doggy News

Sign up for our newsletter and get an adorable puppy delivered to your dorstep each week.