Nothing compares to the love of a dog. That sweet puppy breath, those long walks together, all that energy and affection—it’s easy to get swept up in their boundless joy.
Of course, pet parenthood is a lot of responsibility, too. You’re adding a member to your family and making a commitment to provide a safe and loving home. And the costs involved—from adoption to poop bags—are one of many factors to consider when you feel ready to make the plunge.
This breakdown of the true costs—one-time, annual, and monthly—of getting a dog will help you budget so you can spend more time bonding with your new friend (and less time stressing about the bills).
Travel plans? Next time you leave town, find a dog sitter who’ll treat your dog like family. Rover’s got you covered with loving dog sitters across the U.S. including Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Oakland, Orlando, and your city.