While the idea of owning a puppy is easily an exciting thing, it’s important to consider all of the costs involved with getting one, so you can make sure you are financially in a position to afford it. Not only will you need to be things prior to bringing the puppy home, there are also on-going costs involved with keeping one.

Puppies are one of the most expensive pets to have, so if you are already feeling like you won’t be able to keep up with the costs involved with having a puppy, you may want to consider a less costly pet such as a fish or a cat.

Costs of Having a Puppy

costs involved with preparing for a puppy

There are a number of things you will have to purchase prior to getting your puppy. It’s important all of this is bought prior to the puppy coming home, as it can become quite a headache to not be prepared (especially for little accidents).

Here’s what you will need to purchase in advance:

  • Food – find out what your puppy breed eats, and try buying quality puppy food in bulk to hep you save money
  • Bedding – to avoid your new pet sleeping on the furniture (and on your own bed), you’ll need to by some warm bedding for him or her
  • Toys – It’s important to have toys for your puppy to ensure they can keep busy and won’t be tempted to start biting things they’re not meant to (i.e. shoes, furniture etc)
  • Grooming products – make sure you have puppy grooming products ready to groom your puppy with, so they aren’t malting all over the house!

ongoing costs involved with having a puppy

  • Food – this is obviously something you’ll have to purchase on a regular basis to keep your puppy in a good state of health
  • Training – in order to prevent and stop bad habits, you may want to enroll your new pet into a local puppy training school