Slide Show | September 2011
9 Costs Every Dog Owner Should Budget forFollow @AmandaMLilly
Mixed-breed, 10- to 20-pound dogs are typically the least expensive canines to own, according to Dr. Louise Murray, vice-president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City. Adopting a dog from a reputable shelter can save you hundreds of dollars in initial expenses -- money you can later put toward emergency medical care or supplies. If you prefer to buy from a breeder, get to know him and his track record first to ensure that the puppies are well-bred and healthy.
Click through our slide show to learn about the expenses to consider before purchasing your loyal canine companion.
Sources: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.org), PetEducation.com, HumaneSociety.org, AmericanPetProducts.org, PetCareInsurance.com, CostHelper.com, PetBusinessExperts.com9 Costs Every Dog Owner Should Budget for