On average, a puppy will cost $1,300 in the US. Some can be found as low as $50 and others as high as $85,000, but in general, 80% of puppies fall in the $500 to $2,500 range. Adoption is much cheaper and generally costs $50 to $500.
How much do puppies cost at pet stores?
The average cost of purchasing a dog from a pet store is upwards of $1000, but despite this higher cost, there are few benefits. Unlike shelters, pet stores don’t spay and neuter animals, and most don’t treat illnesses. A licensed, legitimate breeder is the way to go if you’re interested in a specific type of dog.
Is 3000 too much for a dog?
$3000 is not an unreasonable price for a well-bred purebred puppy with an exeptional pedigree from a very good breeder, particularly if the puppy shows promise as a working or competition/sport/show/breeding dog and that is what you are looking for. NEVER buy a puppy from a pet store. Ever.
Is it OK to buy a dog from a pet store?
Puppies sold at pet stores often have serious health or psychological problems. Some of the illnesses common to pet store puppies include zoonotic diseases which can be spread to other pets and humans. Buyers are often faced with enormous vet bills or even the death of the puppy within days or weeks of purchase.
Is it bad to buy a puppy from a pet store?
Bad Health: Because so many pet store pups come from puppy mills, they are not the result of careful breeding and they are usually not well cared for before coming to the store. Some common illnesses and conditions are neurological problems, eye problems, hip dysplasia, blood disorders and Canine Parvovirus.
How much should I budget for a dog?
Most people can count on around $500 in total expenses to adopt a dog or cat, get supplies, and cover initial medical costs. Then, you should budget around $500 per year in most cases for ongoing costs too. Those costs vary based on the size of your pet, brands you prefer, and assumes your pet is generally healthy.