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Make sure you consider the costs of responsible pet ownership before adopting a dog, cat or rabbit!

Dog Budget

One year minimum, approximate cost for a mixed breed, medium-sized, spayed female

Cat Budget

One year minimum, approximate cost for a 9 lb, spayed, domestic short-haired female

Rabbit Budget

One year minimum, approximate cost for a medium-sized, spayed female (cost to trim teeth not shown)


Food and Treats
8 13 oz cans of wet dog food per month $133
1 18 kg bag dry dog food per month $288
2 boxes dog biscuits per month $156

Food and Treats
4 6 oz cans of cat food per month $52
1 8 lb bag dry cat food per month $264
12 tins of cat treats $36

Food and Treats
1 1 kg bag of pellets every two months $48
Alfalfa cubes/bales $48
Fruits, vegetables $20


Veterinary Care
Yearly exam/vaccinations $80
Yearly heartworm testing $45
Yearly heartworm prevention $40

Veterinary Care
Yearly exam/vaccinations $75

Veterinary Care
Yearly exam $55
Nail trim every 2 months $114


Grooming
Spring bath and brush out $40
6 nail clippings $120

Grooming
1 container cat litter per month $108
6 nail clippings $90
1 tube of anti-furball medication $7.50

Grooming
4 bales of bedding per year $40
1 tube of anti-furball medication $9
30 lb bag litter every 3 months $60


Vacation
2 weeks dog care $308

Vacation
2 weeks cat care $252

Vacation
2 weeks rabbit care $280


SUBTOTAL: $1,207
SUBTOTAL: $884.50
SUBTOTAL: $674

One-Time Costs
Spaying, tattoo $185
Food/water dishes $20
Collar, leash $40
Brush and comb $15
Toys, misc. $40
Kennel $160

One-Time Costs
Spaying, tattoo $100
Food/water dishes $20
Collar, leash, harness $20
Brush, comb $15
Litter pan, scoop $10
Small scratching post $8
Cardboard traveling box $6
Toys, misc. $30

One-Time Costs
Spaying, tattoo $150
Indoor housing (hutch, cage/kennel) $70
Food, bowls/bottle $10
Brush, comb $12
Harness, leash $12
Toys, misc. $60
Litter pan, scoop $8
Good book on rabbits $15


SUBTOTAL: $460
SUBTOTAL: $209
SUBTOTAL: $337

GRAND TOTAL:
$1,667
GRAND TOTAL:
$1,093.50
GRAND TOTAL:
$1,011


Adoptable animals

We can help find the right pet for you. Call our Adoptions Department at 204-982-2035.