Looking to get a pet? Tips for bringing a pet into the family inexpensively

Buying and Adopting Pets for Less

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How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

Oscar Paez

A dog will take up a lot of both your time and your money. Therefore, it is really important that you take into consideration all of these aspects of dog care before getting a dog.

6 Ways a Pet Could Save You Money

Veronica Bowman

When you're looking for ways to save money, the general tendency is to look for ways to cut spending. However, there are times when spending a little can actually save you a lot. One example of this is pet ownership. You might be surprised to discover the various ways that sharing your home with a pet can be financially advantageous.

A Puppy for Christmas

TDS Reader Solutions

Are you considering adding a puppy to your family? Can you find a healthy puppy at a shelter? Or should you plan on trying to find a breeder? How do you know that the puppy you're getting is healthy? TDS readers share answers to these questions and more for new dog owners.


Adding a Dog to Your Family

Gary Foreman

It is wise to consider pet care costs before you make an emotional commitment to a pet. Too many families do it the other way around and find that they're unable to afford a pet that they've grown to love. Hopefully, you'll be able to add the necessary expenses to your existing budget, but if not, it's better to know that now before your family grows to love a dog that they'll have to give up.

The Lifetime Cost of Adopting a Dog

Wojciech Kulicki

Did you consider the total lifetime cost of adopting a dog when you adopted that cute little puppy at the pet store or shelter? Here are some tips for accurately predicting lifetime petcare costs.

Adding a Pet to Your Family

contributed by JD

Before you decide to add a pet to your family, there are a few things you should consider. First thing to consider is who will care for the animal? The next major consideration is time. If you have a home looking for a pet, do the math and the research. You'll find just the right new "family member" waiting for you.

Pet Adoption

Linda Shapero

Many families are considering purchasing pets this season. There are several reasons to consider a shelter animal. Before you head off to the shelter to pick out your pet, here are a few things for you to think about.

Buying a Puppy?

Ian White

So you've decided to buy a puppy? Dogs can bring joy, laughter, love, loyalty, protection and companionship into your life. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you choose the puppy you wish to bring into your home. Use this checklist to ensure you purchase the puppy that's right for you.

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Canine Costs

TDS Reader Solutions

"We are considering getting a dog for our family. We know that we would love it and care for it, but would like to know what sort of financial commitment we would be making. Can anyone tell me approximately how much to budget per month for food, vet visits, kennel costs, and any other expenses we might not know about?"


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