PROJECTED COSTS OF RAISING A CHIHUAHUA

ONE TIME COSTS:

*  AKC or CKC registration, $30
*  Microchip, $35 - $75
*  ID tag, $5 - $7
*  Crate, $30 - $50
*  Basic Supplies ( collar or harness, leash, brush, food-water dishes, dog bed, toothbrush, nail trimmer ), $100 - $125
*  Portable exercise pen, $75
*  Baby gate, $50


YEARLY EXPENSES:

*  Veterinary care ( check-up, heart worm testing, vaccinations, or dental cleaning if needed ), $350
*  Food, $250
*  Grooming supplies ( shampoo, conditioner, ear cleaner, toothpaste ), $25
*  Treats, toys, dog coats, $75 - $200
*  Dog license ( if required ), $35


OPTIONAL EXPENSES:


*  Professional grooming, $45 per visit
*  Doggy daycare, $15 - $25 per day
*  Dog walker, $7 - $15 per day
Training classes ( 8 week session ), $150
Pet health insurance, $100 - $150 per year






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