In the market for a dog? Here’s what it’s likely to cost

A dog is for life, not just a pandemic, and the outlay can quickly ratchet up

Puppy love. Photograph: iStock

Puppy love. Photograph: iStock

Homes that are left empty for large chunks of the day have always been one of the strongest arguments against buying a pet. Leaving them on their own for the day is neither practicable nor kind. But working from home means those keen on a pet could now have the time for one.

Dogs are the most common pet, but owning one is a big commitment. And the cost can feel like that of another child. It’s important to choose one that’s right for you, and for your pocket.

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