Costs of Caring for a Dog



COSTS

SMALL DOG
MEDIUM DOG
LARGE DOG

Annual Costs
Food
$150.00
$250.00
$600.00
Medical
$150.00
$175.00
$400.00
Grooming
$200.00
$300.00
$400.00
Toys/Treats
$50.00
$60.00
$100.00
Flea/Tick/HW Preventative

$225.00
$250.00
$325.00
Pet Insurance

$150.00
$200.00
$240.00
Annual Total

$925.00
$1235.00
$2065.00

Capital Costs
Adoption Fee

$300.00
$300.00
$300.00
Collar/Leash
$25.00
$30.00
$35.00
Crate
$50.00
$90.00
$160.00
Obedience Class

   $200.00
$200.00
$200.00
Spay/Neuter

$150.00
$175.00
$200.00
Miscellaneous
$50.00
$75.00
$100.00
Capital Total

$775.00
$870.00
$995.00

1st Year Total

$1700.00
$3,105.00
$3,060.00

*These costs are intended for estimation purposes only. Every dog has different needs. Some costs may be less and other expenses not listed here may be necessary. For example: Dog Walkers, Doggy Daycare, Dog Sitter/Kennel when Traveling, Damage to Personal Belongings, etc.
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