a The Cost of Dog Ownership - Calculating the cost of owning a dog for a lifetime

Math Project:
Calculating the Cost of Owning a Dog

(The calculations for this project can be based on your real dog or the dog you hope to get.)
Before beginning this project you need to:

Note: Since the dog house will be bought only once, it only needs to be calculated once.
No entry needs to be made per month or per year for the dog house.

 Item or Service
1 month
1 year
 dog house

 dog food (dry)
 (for collies) $40.00
(40x12mths) $480.00
 (x12years) $5,760.00
       TOTAL: $

Add everything in the Lifetime column and you should have
a good idea of what your dog will cost over its lifetime.

Good Luck!

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