She was our “free” Doberman pinscher. A sweet dog with big brown eyes and a gentle disposition, she was kicked out of a truck and abandoned on the side of the road. Witnessing the tragedy, I stopped and brought her home. Little did I know how much that “free” dog would ultimately cost my family.
When I brought her home, the first order of business was to find a good vet. We were fortunate enough to find one who would let us make payments, a true gift since that first office exam cost more than $200.00 dollars. She had an exam, a full round of shots and was treated for worms. The cost was a little painful, especially for someone who wasn’t familiar with the high cost of vet visits, but we were already falling in love with her. A few months later, she cost another $500.00 dollars with the local vet, because we had to have several of her teeth pulled.
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