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Dogs by the dollars: Here's the cost of owning a canine
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Dogs by the dollars: Here's the cost of owning a canine

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While most dog owners don’t consider their canine relationships from a dollars-and-cents angle, has come up with some figures.

Initial cost of getting a dog ranges from $610 to $2,350, including everything from adoption fees or price from a breeder to spay/neuter surgery to food, treats, toys and more. The start-up costs can be even more if you’re buying a pricey breed.

Annual costs can average from $650 to $2,295 a year, with the most budget-minded pet parents spending less than $1,000 per year. However, the company’s recent survey of dog owners found that nearly half of pet parents spend far more than the average, with 47% claiming to spend about $3,400 on their dogs every year. On the other hand, 32% say they budget $100 or less monthly for their dog’s expenses.

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