How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

For most of us, the decision to own a pet comes from the heart. We may come across an irresistible kitten or puppy, or find ourselves at a rescue facility, forced to choose only one; or maybe a short-
term pet-sitting situation becomes permanent. Whatever the circumstances, pet ownership is a loving commitment that can bring years of joy to our lives. It can also bring several expenses that can add up quickly, so it’s important to understand the monetary realities.