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The Expense of a $0.25 Adoption...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

When I adopted King (or vice versa), it cost me $20 out of pocket with $19.75 of that going for his dog license. So, the actual adoption cost a quarter. I'm glad I wasn't stupid enough to think, "Oh, gee, I got a dog for 2 bits." My g/f tends to get "free"cats. They jump in her car at church (Critter), or turn up on her porch (Cyrus, Talker), friends find them (Luna), or they just walk out of the woods and announce they are part of the family (Miss Kitty). NOTE: she only has Kitty, Critter, and Luna at the moment. Anyway, these "free" cats cost. There's vet bills, food, toys, all the usual stuff.

Fortunately, when I adopted King, his first vet visit was free. The heartworm test, stool sample test, flea and tick stuff, and heartworm pills weren't. Neither was his food. Or his fancy leash, or Cincinnati Reds collar, or his toys, or his pooper scooper, or his tie out (so he can keep me company when I'm working in the yard), or his... you get the picture.

Dollarwise, Elvis has been expensive starting off. Value wise, he's been cheap. Tomorrow, I'm taking him shopping, God only knows what we're buying....
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    Totally worth it.
    I have a budget for what I'm "supposed" to spend on my rescue GSD, Hudson. It took me three years to make my budget match what I spend... and notice I didn't say "make what I spend match my budget." LOL! Most costly is probably her training--- I love taking her to classes and doing agility, et al., but that always makes me spend more too-- look! new leashes! look! new grain-free treats! look! glow in the dark vest! :) :) look! a contractor who will install a fence and an A-Frame! lol!!

    Have fun - enjoy how he radically changes your life. :)

    2201 days ago
    the love he will give you will pay you back many times over. Congratulations! Post a pic.
    2201 days ago
    He will be the BEST companion you'll ever have. At least that's how I feel about my dog. He stands by my side always! Have fun shopping :)
    2201 days ago
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    In my case, I purchased an Australian Shepherd for a large sum, paid for 2 classes, vet visits, food, leashes, snacks, toys, and a sitter for when we go somewhere overnight. Is it worth it? I totally think so.
    2201 days ago
    Nothing good comes cheap....just wait till he's full grown!
    2201 days ago
    I have always said to someone when you take the responsibility of a pet it is liking having a child except no fear of college.

    You have just confirmed what I have always said so here is hoping that you continue to enjoy your pet who I am sure brings you many smiles and hours of companionship and unconditional love despite the cost factor. How wonderful of you to give this homeless pet a great home and care.

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    Comment edited on: 4/10/2013 8:32:24 PM
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