Many people don’t think about the cost of a dog when picking Fido up from the shelter. I for one considered the financial commitment only briefly before I got suckered in by those big puppy eyes.
I knew dog food and vet bills were going to add to my expenses, but I really didn’t have a figure in mind. Not until I got home did I realize that all of the small expenses that come with the benefits of owning a dog – like treats, toys, collars, leashes, and training – add up quickly. However, after a bit of practice, I learned where to spend my money and where to save.