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R.A.I.N.

Rescuing Animals In Need



ESTIMATED COSTS OF PET OWNERSHIP

Adoption fee, new collars, leashes, ID tags, licenses, litter box:  $100-$150
Food per year:  $200-$500
Cat litter:  $100-$150
Routine annual veterinarian exams and vaccinations: 

(State law requires regular rabies vaccinations. Other vaccinations needed include feline distemper, feline  upper respiratory for cats and distemper, parvo, kennel cough and year round heartworm preventative for dogs.)

$75-$150
Probable Additional Costs
Emergency illness:  $500-$1000+
Obedience school: $50-$200
Pet sitter/kennel (per visit):  $10-$30+
Grooming (per visit):  $20-$40
Dog crate / Cat carrier  $25-$150
Pet bed:  $30-$100
Cat scratching post:  $15-$150
Toys, chews, treats, etc. (per month):  $5-$20
Average total cost for the first year of dog ownership is $1000.

 Average total cost for the first year of cat ownership is $550.

Special Needs Pets for Adoption                                 Pets for Adoption