vet bills, expenses for necessities such as litter, vaccinations, tags, destructiveness on occassion, carriers, food, water, soft claws for us, etc, cleaning up the inevitable fur balls, constantly vaccuming to keep as free of fur as possible (i have asthma & allergies-but it's not a big deal so long as i keep it clean
), and yes there is the traveling issue- you have to plan ahead and find someone you can trust to watch them while you're gone and that can add up expense wise. As far as the dogs go- one of ours, Fosters is an Australian Shepherd- so he's insanely high energy- That breed is a working dog- so they HAVE to have a task- otherwise they get destructive....so we constantly have to keep him entertained and play with him or put him to work- which for us is perfect as we love to do that- but for the wrong home- a high energy pet might not be a good match. We also adopted our Carolina Dog Whiskey as an older dog who had been abused and had a lot of temperment issues/etc- so we had to work intensely to train him (he's amazing now!) but you definitely have to be committed not just financially to your pet but also to training and spending time with them. That's not a burden in my book though- i love them, so i don't mind spending time working with them. The only thing i would like is my bed back
They all 6 (4 cats and 2 large dogs) wanna sleep in bed with us at night so it gets a little crowded
I wouldn't trade ANYTHING in the world for my furbabies though- they're worth everything!
They are such amazing companions and always let us know how much they love us.