Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)-- This week's Pet Pause segment focused on the cost of having a pet.
Dolores Glytas, from Wisconsin Federated, joined us to share some insight on what you can expect to pay.
Purchasing VS. adoption charges:
Getting a dog- first check out your local shelter or go to petfinder.com if you are looking for a specific type of dog.
For example, if you want a yellow Labrador many shelters do have pure breeds or go to a Lab rescue site. Your price would probably be 1/3 the price of a Breeder, and in most cases these dogs are already spayed/neutered.
Another example, at Portage County Humane Society the adoption cost for a dog is $105. The dog is spayed/neutered, micro chipped and has current shots.
A breeder may charge a minimum of $300.
Here's a breakdown of common costs to take into account:
Food - can range from $500 to $1000 or more per yr.
Carriers/crates, bedding, toys, collars lashes, etc.
Boarding or in home sitters - from $9 to $25 per day
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