What determines the dollar value of a pet? While we increasingly think of pets as people, from a legal perspective, the dogs and cats in our lives are considered property. Like a used car, it is perfectly legal to buy, sell, or give away a companion animal. But there is a difference between determining the value of a used car and a personal pet.
Herzog, Harold, 2021. How Much Money Is Your Pet Worth to You? 'Animals and Us' Psychology Today, 2 March. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/202103/how-much-money-is-your-pet-worth-you