March 6, 2014

The True Cost vs. Benefits of a Dog. {Infographic}

lindsey block dog

Could we ever really put a price tag on our beloved pooches? Our best friends?

My dog is the first thing I see every morning. My alarm clock. My snuggle buddy throughout the night (move over boyfriend!). My work companion throughout the day (believe me, he’s making me a better worker). My running buddy. Dinner date—eager for scraps. I can’t image not having my little pooch by my side all day and all night. That said, it’s always smart to think of the commitment (it’s a big one!). Money, time, energy, love. It’s a real learning and growing experience and I am grateful.

Bonus: This Why We Should Adopt Rescue Dogs. {Photos}

The True Cost of Dog Ownership by Golden Meadows Retrievers


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Lindsay Apr 18, 2014 9:36am

If you get a rescue dog, they are usually spayed/neutered already, so that would be free. Or often times organizations will provide these services and other vaccinations at reduced costs. Rescue pups all the way!

Myriam Mar 9, 2014 12:54pm

Love this and I agree! I cannot imagine my life without our two rescues.

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Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking by the river with a book. A vegetarian for most of her adult life, she delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Montana.