Pet Costs

We love our pets, but sometimes new owners can underestimate the regular cost of having a pet. Check out these tips to help you budget for a pet and consider all the (potentially unexpected) pet costs you're likely to incur over their lifetime.

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How Much Should You Pay Your Dog Sitter?
We asked a pet lifestyle expert about a dog sitter's average pay per day and what amenities and services make the price go up.
Dog Grooming Costs and How Much to Tip Your Dog Groomer for Their Services
How much dog grooming costs depends on a few factors. Learn what makes a difference and how you can save money.
Adopt a Dog in 2020? Here's How You Can Get Your Adoption Fee Reimbursed
As tax season ends, the good folks at Jinx are offering to pay up to $150 to people who adopted shelter dogs in 2020.
More Than Half of Americans Adopted Pets During the Pandemic Because of Loneliness, Survey Says
The survey from Money.com also asked where people adopted their pandemic pets and how much they would spend to save their fur babies' lives.
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The Annual Cost of a Puppy Is More Than the National Average for Two Months’ Rent

Raising a puppy isn't cheap. One recent study breaks down the costs of puppy parenthood and the number might surprise you.