First Year Costs of Having a Dog

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Buying the Supplies

05/13/2013

THE NECESSITIES
- water bowl = $10
- food bowl = $10
- leash = $12
- collar = $8
- dog house = $60

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES
- dog bed = $30
- chew toys = $10
- dog crate = $40
- treats = $6
- brush = $6
- shampoo = $4

Food

05/14/2013

A bag of dog food will cost around $20. This is something you will have to buy every month.

Purchasing of Dog

05/15/2013

Prices range on the costs of buying a new puppy based on gender, age, bloodline, ect. By searching online, I found a 12 week old, female collie for $500. $500 seems to be the average price.

Food

06/14/2013

$20

Going to the Vet

06/15/2013

First visit to vet:
- health maintenance consultation = $35
- puppy vaccination = $6
- intestinal parasite exam = $24
- heart worm = $9
- bordetella = $16
- flea bath = $20

Food

07/14/2013

$20

Fencing

07/15/2013

There are different routes you can take when deciding how to fence in your yard.

For a half acre back yard the prices will be around:
- invisible fence = $132
- wood fence = $7,000
- post and chain = $20

Food

08/14/2013

$20

Second Vet Visit

08/15/2013

On this visit the vet will (if owner decides to) spay or neuter the dog. The price for this will be approximately $200.

Getting the Dog Groomed

08/16/2013

To get a dog groomed, it will cost around $60.

Food

09/14/2013

$20

Food

10/14/2013

$20

Replinish Supplies

11/13/2013

Some of the supplies will get ruined from use of the dog. The most common things that will need to be replaced are:

  • chew toys = $10
  • treats = $6
  • shampoo = $4

Food

11/14/2013

$20

Grooming

11/16/2013

$60

Food

12/14/2013

$20

Food

01/14/2014

$20

Food

02/14/2014

$20

Grooming

02/16/2014

$60

Food

03/14/2014

$20

Food

04/14/2014

$20