Being the owner of a dog can get expensive, even if you don’t notice the costs at first. Of course, every cent is worth it for our irreplaceable fur babies.
When money gets tight, however, it can be hard to figure out where to cut costs when it comes to our pets. We want to give them everything they need to live a full and happy life, so the thought of cutting costs can seem like the opposite direction.
Fortunately, there are ways to save money as a dog parent without cutting corners on quality.
1. Adopt vs. Buy
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When looking to add a dog to your family, it can be tempting to look into breeders and getting a purebred dog. However, many purebred puppies – of any breed of dog – can cost anywhere between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.
On the other hand, adopting a dog from your local shelter can be as cheap as a $50 adoption fee. There are thousands upon thousands of dogs that are waiting to find their forever home in shelters all over.
So when you adopt, not only are you saving money, but you’re also saving a life.