10 Ways to Cut Pet Expenses in Half
When I adopted my big chow mix Toby from a shelter years ago, the staff steered me toward buying a crate from a pet store for his initial training. I paid $80 for the crate and spent around $100 more for a dog bed, food and toys. Fifteen years and a few dogs later, I’m a lot more discerning when it comes to pet expenses. For a time, I had four dogs, which is how I learned the hard way how expensive pets can be. Now that I’m down to two hairy housemates, I still hang on to my frugal ways, saving hundreds of dollars a year on pet expenses.
[To learn more about saving money on your furry friend, check out How to Save Money on Pets.]
When it comes to pet expenses, you don’t have to keep coughing up money faster than a cat claws up a new sofa. Follow these tips, and you’ll have money left over to pay toward debt or deposit in emergency savings.