Purebred dog average lifespan – 11.9 years
Crossbred dog average lifespan – 13.1 years
Remember, a fur baby isn’t a short-term commitment. If your financial situation changes, he or she will still need your love and support, so it’s really good idea to factor how you would handle any major upheavals before becoming a pooch parent. A safety net for those unanticipated life events, or vet bills, could be a smart move.
Adopting a rescue pet can help keep your initial costs down and do a good deed for an animal that needs some love. But consider what emergency funds you might need to cover any unexpected vet bills down the track.
Okay, feeling more eyes wide open about falling in puppy love? Happy hound hunting.