Dogs

A Big Commitment

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  • Dog food
  • Toys
  • Crate
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • License

All these can cost upward of $500 per year, depending on the breed. A puppy's first-year expenses can run to roughly $900, including food, toys, neutering, vaccination and other items. Factor these figures into your annual budget if you're going to take the responsibility of pet ownership seriously.

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