First Year Puppy Costs

Like any family member, a puppy needs to be fed, cared for and receive medical attention.

Here’s an estimate of first year costs:


Other miscellaneous costs include toys, kennel boarding, dog walking, daycare services, and so on. As your puppy grows, you might find yourself spending money on dog magazines. You might even join a club dedicated to his breed. Make an allowance to replace a few chewed-up household items too.

As you can see, the first-year costs of a puppy can quickly add up. Be sure to budget accordingly.