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

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

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Doggie day care costs in New York City can be the price of a nice house in much of the rest of the country.

Labradoodle

  • $106,617.60: Doggie day care
  • $9,744.00: Two weeks of boarding at the New York Dog Spa and Hotel

Mutt

  • $32,280.00: Lifetime's worth of the 30-minute daily group walk with Mobile Mutts
  • $7,056.00: PetsHotel at PetSmart (two weeks a year)

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $268,585.52
  • Mutt: $58,861.29
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