Last week I adopted a puppy from the Humane Society. It’s no secret that any pet will cost money, so I figured it would be an interesting exercise to see how much the pup is costing per month. This is what was spent in the month of Feb. I adopted him on the last day of the month so it wasn’t much:
Adoption fees: $90
This includes first set of shots, micro-chip, etc
Total for 2011:
In March, I’ve already spent money on a Kennel crate, leashes and collars. I still need to get dog food, dishes and a couple toys before I bring Otis home. I also know that neutering will cost $25.
What about you?
I need your help dog lovers! What is a good brand of Puppy food? What other expenses will I encounter this first year? In your opinion, what is frivolous and what is a necessity?