You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

20 financial factors to consider before adopting a pet

Espresso Logo By Daphne MacDonald of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Pet ownership is a long-term commitment. You have to invest time and money into keeping your pet healthy and happy. While the costs of caring for other animals also add up, dogs and cats tend to live longer, costing more over time. People often underestimate true the cost of pet ownership. Be sure to consider these financial factors before adopting a furry friend.

20 financial factors to consider before adopting a pet

Pet ownership is a long-term commitment. You have to invest time and money into keeping your pet healthy and happy. While the costs of caring for other animals also add up, dogs and cats tend to live longer, costing more over time. People often underestimate true the cost of pet ownership. Be sure to consider these financial factors before adopting a furry friend.

© Shutterstock

More From Espresso

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon