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

Via Lindsey Block
on Mar 6, 2014
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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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About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


2 Responses to “The True Cost vs. Benefits of a Dog. {Infographic}”

  1. Myriam says:

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

  2. Lindsay says:

    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!