How Much Does A Dog Cost A Month?

How much does a dog cost per month on average?

According to a new study from Rover, most people think a dog will cost them a mere $26-$75 per month.

But that figure is actually more like $153 per month.

How much does it cost for dog food per month?

Food and Treats

It is important to feed your dog a high-quality dog food and healthy dog treats. This typically costs somewhere from $20 to $60 per month ($250 to $700 per year). Food expenses vary based on the size and energy level of your dog as well as the quality of the food.

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.

How much does a dog cost a month UK?

Dogs, by far, are the most expensive, costing £178 a month on average to look after. Cats and rabbits cost the same per month at £94, but the rabbit’s shorter lifespan makes it a cheaper pet in total.

How does this vary by breed?

Dog sizeMonthly cost
Small£144
Medium£164
Large£209