On this page you can find Dog Resources I find useful or recommend, however with my own disclaimer that you should do your own due diligence and verify everything from Many reliable sources, Not only the Internet.

Usually I will also put my own notes about the resource.

Useful Resources:

    • The updated 2017 Pet Cost Guide is intended for individuals and families interested in becoming a pet owner. Often times, people are enamored with the idea of having a cute animal, but are unaware of the true costs that are associated with taking care of a pet and being a responsible pet owner.

My Notes to this Dog Resource:

First, I absolutely agree that people should be warned about the cost of owning a dog. That’s way when somebody asks me What kind of dog they should get – my answer is always the same: “Plush”.

However seeing those numbers posted there looks like the Guide is aimed at the USA audience, as most of the costs seem Too Low to me. (currently I live in Canada) – so verify those costs in Your own country, as they can be different.

So here is the 2017 Pet Cost Guide (USA) link again:


Here are some Resources for Pet Adoption:

https://www.petfinder.com/  – this one is for the whole North America

If you live in Canada, Ontario:

In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada here is the SPCA adoption and shelter: