Q: WHats the least I would spend on an adoption?

December 13, 2009 | By Leero | 9 answers | Expired: 1795 days ago

I want small dog. Relatively younger as I have children. I always tell them we will get one but could never afford $200 dollars just to buy one. So I would like to adopt one. My older daughter really wanst one and I miss having dogs as I have had some in my lifetime. Even a kitten as well. My younger daughter is 8 and wants one.

Readers' Answers (9)

Dec 13, 2009

There are still adoption fees, too, but also keep in mind is that there are a lot of costs associated with owning a pet. Vet visits are really expensive, plus you have the cost of food, shots, license, etc. You should do some research first and calculate what your cost might end up being if money is an issue. A pet illness could end up costing a substantial amount of money.

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Lauren P.

Dec 14, 2009

I've seen adoption fees for dogs ranging anywhere from $50 to $150. It really just depends on the shelter. The adoption fee helps to cover the price of spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and any other care the dog had while it was in the shelter's care.

Some places will even charge more than $200..I know all the Bulldog rescues I looked into charged more than that.

I do agree with kavykeeper, though, in the fact that you need to consider the other costs that are involved with dog ownership. You have to account for food, supplies, shots, and any other unexpected vet visits. I'll use my own dog as an example..she was $1600 and I've already spent close to $500 on vet bills since I had her, and that's with my discount for working at the clinic! This just covers shots, some blood work she's had done, skin biopsies, and various mite dips she's had to have. Soon she'll be getting spayed, which will bump it up to close to $800. So, just keep this in mind!

Good luck on your search for a new dog. :)

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Dec 15, 2009

If you cant afford 200$, than i urge you to please not get a dog. Please dont. Wait untill you are more financially stable. It will cost you way more than 200$ if you need to take it to the vet!!

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