While owning a dog can bring you endless benefits and joy to your life, getting a dog is not something that should be done impulsively without considering the costs. The last thing you want is to be unable to care for your fur-baby properly because of limited cash flow. Aside from the expenses incurred from bringing home your dog, the monthly bills can quickly add up. One recent study showed that Americans spend on average $126 every month on their furry pals. By making sure that you can afford the costs, you can bring home your new puppy ready to be the best pet-parent you can be. Your pup is sure to pay you back in full through licks, wags, and cuddles.