I bought my dog Clio for Php6,000 or about $150 when she was still a puppy. She's almost 11 months old now and an active and happy young adult. The problem was, she has an umbilical hernia that's not really bothering her but I did in the past. considered surgery. While it is costly in the Philippines to have medical procedures on dogs, I wonder what's it like in the states. If you adopted, how much did you have to pay and did the dog already had a check up and it's medical issues taken care of when you got him or her out? I think adopting is cheaper and more practical. I would've adopted myself if only the shelter nearest here has younger dogs.