How Much Does that Puppy in the Window Really Cost?

By Brian Mossenburger – Certified Dog Trainer

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How much does that dog really cost? You might be surprised to find out that the cost of owning a dog can be much more than one might have originally anticipated when either making that impulse purchase at the mall or even adopting a rescue dog from your local shelter. Many dogs that are adopted are often surrendered because the owners inability to desire to continue the long term responsibility of owning a dog or cat. When considering adoption or purchasing a new puppy have a look at our cost calculator, while the calculator is a broad generalization of what your actual cost may be over the lifetime of ownership, you may find it helpful to get a rough idea of the actual costs involved with owning your new four legged friend.