Owning a Dog — Start-up Costs
My live-in boyfriend and I have decided to get a dog. We're looking at various animal shelters and are trying to get all the 'supplies' we need for him/her beforehand. While we understand the cost and responsibility of owning a pet, being frugal people we are looking to find some ways to cut corners and/or not purchase unnecessary items. I was wondering if anyone had any links to websites where you could make your own dog stuff (treats, beds, toys, etc). Also, does anyone make their own pet food? I'm scared to use the dry stuff after the whole China fiasco. Tips or advice appreciated.