Costs of a Dog

Here’s some costs to think about when you are deciding on whether or not to have a dog.

Adoption/purchase price (depends on whether it is from a breeder, humane society or animal shelter) $25 - $1,500
Spay/neuter fee (often included in the adoption fee) $100 - $300
Food    $100 - $200/month
Routine veterinary care – shots & check-up $200/year
Treats $10 - $40/month
Leash & collar, water & food dishes, grooming comb & brush, bed $150 - $300
License $10 - $20/year
A conservative cost for a dog for the first year $1,805 - $5,200