Costs of adopting and owning a greyhound
|Food and water bowls||£5|
|Sack of food||£12 (specific greyhound meal)|
|Sisal grooming glove||£6|
At adoption or in the first month
|Adoption fee||£0 (donation requested)|
|Leather collar and lead||£12.50|
|Car front seat dog guard||£15|
|DAP (calming pheromones)||£20|
|Carpet spray (after pee)||£5|
Spaying a bitch may cost more and require an overnight stay
as opposed to castrating a dog which is a simple same-day
procedure. Neutering is usually required as a term of your
adoption contract if it has not already been done. If the dog
is already neutered, you are likely to be charged an adoption fee to
cover the costs.|
Although I thought the DAP pheromones would help, they didn't. They are great for my parents' lab, but I noticed no effect on my hound.
|Sack of food (lasts 4 weeks)||£5 (Gusto, from Tesco)|
|Squeaky toy (lasts 2 weeks)||£2.50|
|Small bin bags for litter (last 4 weeks)||£1|
|Chew treats (lasts 4 weeks)||£4|
|Insurance (per month)||£8|
|Holiday kennels (one week)||£30+|
|Vet visits||£27.50 plus medicines|
|Annual booster jabs||£38|
|I do not believe that annual innoculations are necessary, as defended by this BBC news story. However your adoption contract may require you to have them, and any kennels or foreign travel will require you to show evidence that the boosters are up-to-date.|
This page last updated: 30 September 2005
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