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Q: Does it cost to buy a pet?

September 22, 2008 | By PoohBear96 | 25 answers | Expired: 2271 days ago

B uying pets.

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julia e.
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Oct 05, 2008

Shelter pets are the most reasonable when you have done your research and are ready for a pet. They are also spade or neutered when you save an animal from a shelter.

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Denise E.
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Oct 03, 2008

PoohBear,

I've seen the responses to your question and they are super. I respond only to comment that the question itself is ridiculous and ignorant. Of COURSE it costs to buy a pet, even if you are wise enough to do the right thing and adopt one. Consider proper nutrition, veterinary care, appropriate housing, emergency situations including humane euthanasia when appropriate, etc. What COSTS is whether or not you truly care about your pet. The purchase price of the pretty puppy mill baby at the pet store at the mall is nothing. I hope that you DON'T get a pet as you don't seem to have the sense or character to deserve one.

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Deana W.
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Sep 30, 2008

We like to say "adopt" in the shelter world! You can adopt a pet for $75 at our shelter (all animals) and you can even adopt 2 cats now for only $80.00! W/ each adoption the pet is fully vetted w/ booster shots, rabies, heartworm or felv/fiv test, spayed or neutered, and given flea control and even dewormed.

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Chelsea H.
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Sep 30, 2008

ADOPTION!!! We adopt out dogs and cats at RePets Animal Rescue for $75 which includes spay/neuter, booster shots, rabies, and micro-chip. When you adopt from a shelter you save 2 lives...the one you adopted and the one that you opened up a cage for. Their is no need to buy a pet when their are so many in the shelters.

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Melissa
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Sep 26, 2008

Adoption is the way to go. The adoption fee covers alot of the inital healthcare cost (depending on where you go). And you are saving a life in the process. Wether it be a puppy or an adult - you can't go wrong!

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shannon b.
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Sep 26, 2008

Dont shop...ADOPT!

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Gina S.
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Sep 26, 2008

What is the saying . . . nothing in life is free? Once you get the pet, there is expense in caring/feeding etc. Even if you find someone giving a pet away you will get the expense of taking care of it. If you are interested in getting a pet, I'd recommend going to your local humane society. They can talk to you about your needs and help direct you to the perfect animal. They know these animals well and you can play with the animals they have available. If they don't have anything you want they can connect you to quality rescue groups that offer certain breeds. Both of these places do have adoption fees. But many times a portion of that fee goes to shots and is discounted from the spaying of the animal, so overall it really isn't very expensive. Plus, you can feel good about giving an animal a second chance.

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Michael M.
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Sep 26, 2008

Having pets is just like having a child!! Food, Healthcare etc....

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Nickel3691
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Sep 25, 2008

No Comment.

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Matt H.
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Sep 25, 2008

First thing to remember is that nothing in life is free! Second is there is always money involved in responsible pet ownership. I suggest researching the charachteristics you are looking for in a pet. From there contact your local rescue. The amount you pay for an animal goes towards the health and care of the other pets who are currently still waiting for adoption- a much better way of spending money in my eyes, verses buying from a breeder.

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