So just read an article during my morning news blitz. Not taking it too seriously but obviously we all know having dogs, pets, or any animals in your life will cost you a pretty penny and then some. It's something we are all happy and willingly to accept. But apparently according to Bloomberg in this article, the cost of your dog can cost you upwards to 60k. Whoa!
Here is the article -- Is Your New Dog A Money Pit?
Also another eye opener to me is ..."every year, about 13 million American households adopt a dog or a puppy and within 12 months, half of them have been taken to a shelter.". -- That is so sad!
So I just sent this article to three of my friends who have been thinking of getting a dog.
I really like this from the article...""There's an odd peer pressure, especially in the shelter world, that we always need to be pumping up the benefits of pet ownership, and that's great. I'm fully on board. But it's like home ownership. Owning a house and having a dog is the American dream, but you only want to do it if you can afford it. You don't want to have to give either up because you didn't think it through."