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How Much Does A Pup Cost

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Depending on where you live there can be substantial differences in the costs to acquire and care for a new pet. The following list summarizes the most common expenditures you will face in caring for your pup. The figures are averages ,and are based on information compiled from various sources

Getting a Pup:
  • Animal Shelter: $15-$150
  • Breeder: $250 - $1,500
Notes:
May include shots & neutering. Varies depending on lineage.
Dog Food:
  • Small Dog: $100 - $300/year
  • Medium Dog: $200 - $400/year
  • Large Dog: $300 - $500/year
Notes:
Varies based on brand quality.
Veterinary Care:
  • Shots for 1st Year: $50 - $200
  • Annual Checkups: $50 - $200/year
  • Spay/Neutering: $30 - $150
Notes:
Standard treatment, no surgery. Females are more expensive.
License:
  • $5 - $30/year
Notes:
Not required in all areas.
Grooming:
  • $100 - $400/year
Notes:
Varies based on coat length.
Obedience Training:
  • Puppy Kindergarten: $50 - $150
  • Group Lessons: $50 - $150
  • One-On-One: $150 - $500
Notes:
Includes multiple sessions.
Miscellaneous Supplies:
  • $50 - $800
Notes:
Can vary widely.
Owning a dog is not inexpensive.But the overwhelming majority of owners would agree that the rewards of unqualified love and companionship, make the union between dog and owner a very fulfilling, desirable and worthwhile

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