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With the number of coronavirus cases still rising in the U.S., people may be interested in buying, adopting or even fostering a dog while they’re stuck at home.
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But the cost of owning or fostering a dog can vary depending on where you live.
On Wednesday, dog supplement company Vet Naturals published a report that calculated how much it costs to adopt, foster and buy a dog in 50 major U.S. cities.
The company used the average cost of seven different factors to find how each city ranked. The average annual costs that Vet Naturals included in its report were: adoption fees, vet bills within the first year, licensing fees, food, startup supplies, toys and treats and a dog walker.
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Vet Naturals used data from the ASPCA, the American Kennel Club, dog walking service Rover and local government websites to find those costs, according to the report.
Using the data, Vet Naturals found the cities where dog owners will save more money by adopting compared to buying and the cities where fostering a dog saves the most money compared to buying a dog.
According to the report, Los Angeles has the most savings for dog adopters compared to dog buyers. If you adopt a dog in Los Angeles instead of buying one, the annual savings are about $1,870.