Need some help here, too!

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Buddy'sParents, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Soo... I'm working on a project and need some help.

    What I would need is:

    # of dogs
    age of dogs
    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly
    amount spent on food/monthly
    amount spent on toys/monthly
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. :p


    If you buy your supplies in bulk, you can give that info as well, but please let me know how long your "bulk" lasts for.

    I would like someone with one, two dogs, three dogs, and then four or more dogs. I would also like to know size of breeds, small, medium, large, giant, etc.. as that will definitely play a factor in food amounts, etc.

    You can PM it to me or include it here. No names necessary (i.e. dog #1)and a rough estimate is okay, as long as it's somewhat accurate and not something like "give or take $100".

    TIA! :D
     
  2. Charliesmommy

    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    # of dogs One - large breed (GSD)

    age of dogs - 15 months

    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly - None, unless you count obedience classes, which lasted 2 months (one class per week) and cost $100

    amount spent on food/monthly - $43.00 for food plus about $10 for treats

    amount spent on toys/monthly - $10- $15

    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly -
    K9 Advantix $16.25
    Interceptor $7.50
    Allergy Meds $14.00
    Doggie Day care 4-5 times a month $40-$50
    Vet bills - not every month, but about every 3 months due to allergies and other health issues $50-$100

    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations - Took one vacation this year. Cost of boarding was $120.
     
  3. BostonBanker

    BostonBanker Active Member

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    # of dogs - one, medium
    age of dogs - about 2.5 years
    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly - Probably $220/averaged (more when competing/less in a month without trials).
    amount spent on food/monthly - $35
    amount spent on toys/monthly - $15 or so
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly - $50 - 75 averaged (heartworm, titers, physicals)
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. - I don't really vacation. I get free boarding if I'm away with a friend's in-home boarding, but I believe it actually costs $30/day.
     
  4. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    # of dogs -----4 (2) medium (2) toys

    age of dogs ----- 11 years...9 years...4 years....5 years

    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly that has to depend on the month nothing committed but can be $ 200.00

    amount spent on food/monthly $ 150.00 or more

    amount spent on toys/monthly average of $ 50.00

    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly $ 100.00 or more

    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. Do I include the cost of the motor home here ? That was one of the main contributing factors as to why we got it so they could always go with us

    Breeds and sizes are ( 2 ) ACDs in the 50 to 65 pound range
    (2) Shih-tzus in the 14 lb range

    Vet bills are Insurance $ 243.00 per month
    Heart meds $ 75.00 per month.
    uncovered things are around $ 4000.00 per year ( co-pays and uncovered medical treatments.

    And they think they are not spoiled
    Added note here **** Hubby said he would like to get about 6 more ACDs !!! I about needed a doctor at that point
     
  5. Fran27

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    # of dogs : 2 (60 and 85lb)
    age of dogs : 2 and 2 1/2
    list and $ of any activities : none anymore :(
    amount spent on food/monthly : $90
    amount spent on toys/monthly : none, they destroy them
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly : $30 plus $180 once a year
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. : Well, we haven't been on vacations since we got them so can't really say, but it would be about $55 a day on boarding alone.


    Edit: how in the world do you guys spend so much on necessities? :yikes: Hearguard is $50 a box for 6 months...
     
  6. Charliesmommy

    Charliesmommy I run with scissors

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    Heartgard is only for heartworms. It does not protect against fleas, ticks, roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, etc. I think Heartgard Plus might protect against roundworm and hookworm (not sure on exactly the difference) but still no fleas and ticks.

    I end up spending so much because Charlie was a puppymill dog and he generally has a low immune system and tends to catch ANYTHING so I therefore try to protect him against everything.
     
  7. queequeg

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    # of dogs: 1
    age of dogs: Estimated at 10
    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly: nope
    amount spent on food/monthly: 20
    amount spent on toys/monthly: 1 (My guy doesn't really dig toys.)
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly: 5

    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations:

    My most recent vacations and trip-related costs:
    Vacation #1: $100 (Plane Fare)
    Vacation #2: $0 (Free to stay in hotel)
    Vacation #3: $50 (Dinner and gift for friend who took care of him)
     
  8. Fran27

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    Yeah I use heartguard plus.

    I haven't used the tick/flea preventives for a while. There's no fleas here, they are vaccinated for lime disease, and I've heard too many bad things about advantix and the like.
     
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    # of dogs: 2
    age of dogs: 18mo, 15mo
    list and $ of any activities: Agility for Wrigley $45
    amount spent on food/monthly: $55
    amount spent on toys/monthly: $10
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly: $30
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations: none--generally stay with friends or in-laws
     
  10. StevePax

    StevePax A guy with a dog

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    # of dogs: 1 - 5 pounds, chihuahua/shih tzu mix
    age of dogs: 3 months
    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly: Just obedience classes, starting soon, $70 for 6 weeks
    amount spent on food/monthly: About $8 (he's tiny, so doesn't eat much)
    amount spent on toys/monthly: $10 or so
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly: So far, just $30 a month for the vet (regular puppy shots), but he only has one more round of that.
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations.: We aren't taking him on vacation with us (a friend is taking him in their house, which will cost us a pair of movie tickets, a gift certificate for a restaurant, and free babysitting for them when we get back from vacation), but I checked at our hotel, and it would be $25 a night to have him with us there.
     
  11. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    # of dogs --- 1 (BC/Aussie mix)
    age of dog --- 3 years 3 months.
    list and $ of any activities. ---- We've been to 2 Ob classes costing $100 each. Then we have been to 4 agility classes costing $40 each, totaling $160. (but we got about 3 agility classes free)
    amount spent on food/monthly --- $20
    amount spent on toys/monthly --- $5-$10
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly --- $40 ( Vet visit, Heartworm, Frontline)
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. :p --- Our dogs stay home, and we have some one coming to watch them for free. Otherwise it would be about $10 a day at the vet.
     
  12. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Thanks everyone! :D

    Keep 'em coming please! :D
     
  13. shadowfacedanes

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    Hope this helps with your project. :)
     
  14. showpug

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    # of dogs = 4

    age of dogs = 9, 7, 2, 1

    list and $ of any activities = conformation showing approx $50 per month

    amount spent on food/monthly = $100

    amount spent on toys/monthly = $ 15

    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly = $25

    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. = in home pet sitter $84 per day.


    Breed size = 3 toys (under 20 lbs) and 1 medium (50 lbs.)

    Did I miss anything?
     
  15. Fruit bat

    Fruit bat cuckoo

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    # of dogs = 3
    1 hound mix 3yrs old 90+ lb.
    2 chi mix (brothers) 10 mo. old 7& 8 lb.
    No formal training or activities
    Food average $80 to $100
    Toys $15
    Treats $15
    Vet bills = $198 a piece for shots (Yearly average) No health issues otherwise.
     
  16. Puppy-Raiser

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    Okay, I'll be basing this off of what our family pays. Blitz is sponsered, so his sponsers pay for most everything.

    # of dogs: 1
    age of dogs: almost 5 months
    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly:If obedience classes count, I am taking one in september, and the cost for the eight week course is 150, but the sponsers are paying 100 of it.
    amount spent on food/monthly:0 dollars. (Sponsers pay)
    amount spent on toys/monthly: Now this I pay for. I'd say...Maybe fifteen/twenty dollars??
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly:Leashes, collars, beds, that kind of stuff, about twenty dollars a month, since I only get that kind of stuff every once in a while. (It's not like I get a new collar every month LOL)
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations:Seeing as it is a guide dog in training, there is no extra charge to take my puppy. (He hasn't gone anywhere big yet though, since he is still so young.)
     
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    Gosh, I wish I could help you out too Nikki. But I've never figured it out. The mere prospect of being enlightened terrifies me....what with Lyric's special needs in particular. Four dogs takes a lot. Maybe I'll add it all up one of these days and let you know.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Hope that helps :) my answers are in red
     
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    age of dogs just turned one year

    list and $ of any activities (agility, showing, etc) dogs are involved in/monthly
    nothing that organized!

    amount spent on food/monthly including treats about $20
    amount spent on toys/monthly $20 (she keeps destroying them)
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly $15- Frontline
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. If we drive, we take her and make sure to get a hotel that allows dogs (or we camp); if we cannot take her, the boarding place costs $32 per night
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    # of dogs: 3
    age of dogs: 2, 1, 1
    amount spent on food/monthly: $25
    amount spent on toys/monthly: $10-15
    amount spent on necessities (other than food)/monthly: $10 if just Interceptor, about $30 if they are on flea control for the summer months
    amount spent on vacations if you take your dog with and how much it cots to have the dogs go with, OR, amount spent on boarding/not monthly, unless you take a lot of vacations. My parents watch them when we go away, so no expenses.
     

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