Labradoodle vs. Mutt: The Real Cost of Owning a Dog

By Laurie Meisler - 2011-09-14T23:37:24Z

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Dog communities emerge wherever you live. And some people just like to celebrate their dogs. A lot.

Labradoodle

  • $2,880.00: Cost of gas and a pot-luck dish for monthly "doodle romps"
  • $700.00: Two-hour Champagne party for dog and up to 20 guests. Includes photographing of "Red Carpet Grand Entrance" and "special dog punch"

Mutt

  • $3.98: Cost of Duncan Hines premium chewy fudge brownie mix to bring to dog run in Central Park
  • $0: Walk to one of Manhattan's 28 designated dog runs

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $151,892.96
  • Mutt: $19,446.34
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