Friday is National Dog Day!

Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 07:39:00-04

(NBC) - Friday is National Dog Day, celebrating man's best friend and encouraging people to adopt a dog.

RELATED: Upload a photo of your dog here!

According to the American Society for the Prevention of cruelty to animals, the first year of dog ownership can cost about $1,300 for a smaller dog and up to $1,800 for a larger breed.


These costs include one-time expenses such as spaying and neutering, initial medical fees and buying a crate.

After the first year, it calculates the cost drops to about $580 to $875 a year.

Show some love to your pooch and upload a photo of your pet on the YouReport page!

Courtesy: NBC News Channel