So, you’re thinking about a pet. That's great! A pet brings many things into your life, including unconditional love and companionship, fun play and exercise. Another important factor to consider is how much it will cost to have a pet. CHS encourages you to do your research. Feeding a 110 pound Bullmastif will cost more than a 12 pound Shitzu. To help you determine if you can afford a pet we have put together a few budgets.