The average cost of feeding and caring for a healthy dog can be up to $1,000 annually. This does not include specialists, emergency vet care or working with trainers/behaviorists. Additionally, many dogs need annual dental cleanings which can cost up to $1,500; grooming for dogs can average $50 or more every 4-6 weeks. An average emergency room visit for a serious condition/injury such as a broken leg with surgery can cost upwards of $5,000. Before you complete this application, make sure that you are prepared with a plan and are capable to make a lifetime commitment to give this dog a quality life.