What’s the Cost Of Owning A Dog… And Other Pets?

February 18, 2015 : H&R Block

Editor’s Note: This infographic reveals the cost of owning a dog and other household pets. Check it out!

Last weekend was all about love. Big red heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, over-priced rose bouquets and glitter (so much glitter!) could be found just about everywhere. All these symbols of affection got us thinking about the important ones in our life that don’t get celebrated on Valentine’s Day  – our pets. And we aren’t the only ones! February 20 is actually “Love Your Pet Day”. So if you had little reason to celebrate on Feb. 14, maybe you’ll have a chance to recognize that special bond with your favorite companion on Friday.

You may wonder “What’s the cost of owning a dog, cat, or other pets? With around 67 million American households owning a pet, you can see this question come up frequently. And how much does the average person spend on their pet? We’ll show you here…

Click to view larger image

Like this infographic? Use the code below to embed it on your site:

Related Topics

H&R Block

H&R Block

Related Resources

Tips for Filing Taxes as a Student

Curious about how to file taxes as a student? The experts at H&R Block are providing tax tips for students so you’ll know exactly what you’re doing.

State of Legal Residency for Active Duty Members

Learn more about the state of legal residency for active duty members with help from the tax expert at H&R Block.

Scholarship Money And Taxes

Does scholarship money count as taxable income? Learn about how taxes on scholarships could affect your tax return and get tax answers at H&R Block.

Shopping Online? Double Check If You’ll Owe State Taxes On Your Purchases

Many who browse online retailers make the decision to hit "buy" based on the online shopping tax charged. Let's review the rules behind this common finding.