Average Costs by Dog’s Size
Small dog: $15,051 (average life expectancy of 15 years) Medium dog: $15,782 (average life expectancy of 13 years)
What is the average monthly cost of owning a dog?
Basic Costs of Owning a Dog
|Type of Expense||Yearly Estimate|
|Training Classes or Resources||$25 to $300|
|Dog Walking (between $0 (you can walk your dog) up to $20 per walk, 1x per weekday)||$0 to $5,200|
|Petsitters or Boarding||$100 to $300|
|Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog||$125 to $824|
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How much does a medium dog cost per month?
According to a new study from Rover, most people think a dog will cost them a mere $26-$75 per month. But that figure is actually more like $153 per month.
How much does a small dog cost per year?
After the first year, ASPCA figures a dog’s annual cost at anywhere from $580 for smaller dogs to $875 for big breeds, which gobble more food.