Okay, this cost obviously ranges on what you want to do with your pet. If, on the high end, you want to take your dog absolutely everywhere on a chartered airplane as you globetrot the world, that may cost you closer to the $1 million range (which is ridiculous and hyperbolic and silly, of course. But, hey, if you’ve got the money and want to spend it, it’s yours to spend how you wish).
If you just like to hang with your pet in the designated pet spots or have an animal that is perfectly fine chilling at home all day every day, that won’t cost you anything extra.
Of course, just like the adventures you opt into in your human life, you can always choose to bring an animal along. Some hotels welcome four-legged friends for free while others accept them for a small fee, which usually runs around $20 to $100 per night.
The same is true for airlines if you want to experience a totally new environment with your pet. Costs can range from $100 to $125 one way to bring your pet on board, not including the pet carrier you’ll need, which can run you between $30 to $250. Even then, there’s no guarantee due to breed and size and training restrictions.
Plus, with so much love for pets and so many pet people thinking of creative ways to stimulate and show off their animals, there are lots of really cool things you can do and invest in to make memories with your pet. You could get them involved in a fun activity that they’d enjoy. Most dog parks are free, but something like an agility course at the Zoom Room in Virginia Beach would cost you about $120 for your first four class starter pack. Dog yoga in London is a delightful way to start your weekend and bond with your pup, and will only cost you around $32.
The point is, there are at least a few more costs to keep in mind depending on the type of pet you’re getting and the amount of interest you may have in doing all sorts of playful activities with them.