3 Great Freebies for Your Dog

Pets are expensive, so it pays to get as much free stuff for your pooch as you can.

Caring for Fido is so doggone expensive these days. The ASPCA says the minimum annual budget to care for a small dog is about $1,300 -- and bigger dogs cost even more. Plus, when you factor in other expenses such as unexpected veterinary care and boarding fees for when you’re on vacation, the costs can really add up.

Luckily, there are certain goods and services that dog owners can take advantage of that require no cash at all. Here are three of them:

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.