Cat and dog lovers beware! Con artists are on the prowl for folks who own or want to adopt cuddly puppies or exotic felines.
Studies have shown that over 60% of all families in the United States own a pet, and pets aren’t cheap. The cost of basic food, supplies, medical care, and training for a dog or cat often runs $700 to $875 annually. Add to that surgeries, grooming, kennel boarding, and miscellaneous costs, and you may end up spending $10,000 or more to keep your pet healthy and happy throughout its life.