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If you are on twitter or indeed any other social media network, you will have heard of the #AdoptDontShop hashtag. I think most people are aware that this refers to the ideal of adopting a shelter animal rather than buying a puppy. The benefit to the dogs of doing so is threefold. Firstly, you won’t be supporting puppy farming. Secondly, you will be offering a loving home to an unwanted, abandoned pet. And thirdly, you will free up a rescue space for another dog that would otherwise have been put to sleep if a rescue space hadn’t become available.

It is a sad fact that healthy dogs are put to sleep every day just because there is nowhere for them to go. So now that I’ve convinced you that the #AdoptDontShop adage is in fact the future, you’re thinking about the cost implications associated with having a dog. Of course, if you can’t afford to look after a dog, you shouldn’t have one. But this fun little infographic produced by Bought by Many illustrates the ways in which having a dog can save you money, in fact just as much money as you spend on it!




  1. December 14, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    We have a new puppy and its great to see the savings side of things! I hadn’t even thought of some of them 🙂 I have never been a fan of gyms so a long walk is my preferred option!!! x

    • December 15, 2014 / 1:34 pm

      Oh you’re so right, I would rather take my dog for a walk or run than stand around in a sweaty gym any day 😉

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