Can you afford a pet?

The costs of pet ownership can exceed $500 per year. Expenses can up quickly for items like: 

  • Annual vaccinations
  • Food
  • Grooming
  • Kitty litter
  • Licenses
  • Routine and emergency veterinary care
  • Spaying and neutering
  • Toys
  • Training classes

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1. Why do you want a pet?
2. Do you have time for a pet?
3. Can you afford a pet?
4. Are you prepared to deal with the special problems a pet can cause?
5. Can you have a pet where you live?
6. Are your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind?
7. Is it a good time for you to adopt a pet?
8. Does everyone in your household agree with adopting a pet?