ASPCA PET CARE COSTS

How much is that doggie (or kitty, rabbit, or goldfish…) in the shelter window? In addition to the initial cost of adoption, there’s a whole litany of expenses that the average pet owner will incur within a year.

 

To make it easier for you to plan for your new arrival, we’ve prepared a financial breakdown of the annual costs of caring for a variety of species.

Costs

Notes

Small Dog

Medium Dog

Large Dog

Cat

Rabbit

Small Bird

Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food

1

$160.00

$310.00

$350.00

$170.00

$126.00

$75.00

$20.00

Medical

2

$150.00

$175.00

$200.00

$150.00

$125.00

 

 

Litter

3

 

 

 

$175.00

$400.00

 

 

Toys/Treats

 

$60.00

$75.00

$150.00

$50.00

$25.00

$30.00

 

License

 

$15.00

$15.00

$15.00

 

 

 

 

Misc.

 

$35.00

$45.00

$65.00

$30.00

$15.00

$15.00

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Total

 

$420.00

$620.00

$780.00

$575.00

$691.00

$120.00

$35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spay/neuter

 

$75.00

$100.00

$125.00

$75.00

$75.00

 

 

Collar/Leash

 

$25.00

$30.00

$35.00

$10.00

 

 

 

Litter box

 

 

 

 

$25.00

$25.00

 

 

Cage

 

 

 

 

 

$90.00

$75.00

 

Carrier

 

$30.00

$50.00

$80.00

$30.00

$30.00

 

 

Crate

 

$60.00

$90.00

$160.00

 

 

 

 

Aquarium eqpt

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

$200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Total

 

$190.00

$270.00

$400.00

$140.00

$220.00

$75.00

$200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Hair Groom

 

$200.00

$300.00

$400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First year total

 

$810.00

$1,190.00

$1,580.00

$715.00

$911.00

$195.00

$235.00

 

 

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