We Americans dote on our dogs and cats—with cuddles and cash. In fact, on average, each U.S. house-hold spends about $500 per year on pets! You might have your own ways to save, but here you can find strategies to leave $700 or more in your pocket while giving your critters the love and attention they deserve.
You don't have to own livestock to love places such as Tractor Supply Co. and Rural King. Hit their websites and compare prices for basics, including scratching posts and pet beds, with prices of traditional pet shops. We saw a hooded litter box for $17 at Tractor Supply; the same item at one big store cost $25.