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What Is the Cost of a Maltipoo? 2023 Price Guide

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By Misty Layne

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If you’re considering a new pet, you shouldn’t only factor in the fun and enjoyment you’ll get. You’ll also need to consider the costs of getting a pet (and not just the cost of buying or adopting it, but the long-term care of said pet). Unfortunately, pets can be expensive to own, some more than others. So, you should always look at how much monthly or annual costs for a pet are.

Perhaps you’ve been eyeing the Maltipoo for a while—but how much does it cost to own one of these dogs? After the initial cost, you can expect to spend between $117–$251 per month.

Today, we’re looking at how much these pups cost, not only to adopt but for their everyday care. We’ll cover everything from the price of food to toys to healthcare, so keep reading!

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Bringing Home a New Maltipoo: One-Time Costs

The Maltipoo is a breed that costs more than many other breeds because it is a designer dog. However, the initial cost of adopting a Maltipoo will depend on where you get it. Going through a breeder will cost you more than adopting one from a rescue or shelter or someone giving them away for free.  And other factors will affect the cost, such as the dog’s size, age, and possibly even color.

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Finding a Maltipoo that’s free will be extremely unlikely. But there’s always a chance you could find someone giving puppies away for free online via classified ads or end up knowing someone who knows someone that has free puppies. Usually, though, classifieds will have these pups listed anywhere between $500–$3,500. And classifieds aren’t always safe, as you won’t know if the person selling actually runs a puppy mill.


  • $50–$800

There’s a fairly wide price range to be found here, depending on whether you adopt your Maltipoo from your local shelter or a Maltipoo rescue.

You’ll have more difficulty finding these dogs in a shelter, as the sweet, lovable pups don’t end up there often. But if you do, you’ll likely be looking at $50–$300. Remember, though, that you won’t be able to get the complete history of a Maltipoo from a shelter, so there may be unforeseen health or behavioral issues to arise.

You’ll have better chances going through a Maltipoo rescue, but it will also cost you a bit more—anywhere from $100–$800.

Either of these options is cheaper than purchasing from a breeder, though!

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  • $1,000–$15,000

Before you panic, the higher end of this price range is for specific, rare colors of the Maltipoo, like champagne or red. The majority of Maltipoos sold via breeder will be in the $1,000–$4,000 range. Still high but not nearly as big a hit to the wallet as rare colors. The price of your puppy will be determined by the location you’re buying in, the breeder used, fur color, and genetics.

If you go the breeder route, though, you want to ensure you’re using a reputable breeder. You’ll also want to get a health guarantee on your pup.

Initial Setup and Supplies

  • $425–$1,695

You can’t just bring home a new dog with no supplies! You’ll need to get a host of items to welcome your pup to your home, including a dog bed, crate, food and water dishes, food, and toys. Plus, you’ll have to get your new pet its initial vaccinations over the first few months of its life, and when it’s older, you’ll need to have it  .

These costs can add up, but since pet items come in a range of pricing, most budgets should be able to accommodate these initial costs.

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List of Maltipoo Care Supplies and Costs

Here are some of the more common items a new dog will require and the approximate costs of each. (Vet-related costs will vary by your geographical location.)

ID Tag and Collar $7–$50
Spay/Neuter $50–$500
Deworming, Tick & Flea $50–$200
Vaccinations $75–$200
Microchip $45–$60
Crate $30–$200
Bed $30–150
Nail Clipper (optional) $6
Brush (optional) $5
Toys $20–30
Carrier $25–$100
Food & Treats $50–$80
Food & Water Bowls $10

How Much Does a Maltipoo Cost Per Month?

  • $117–$251 per month

Now that you know how much it is to get a Maltipoo and purchase what it will need initially, it’s time to take a look at how much it costs per month to own this breed. Below you’ll find a breakdown of monthly costs, including health care, food, and more.

a person giving a bath to a white Maltipoo dog
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Health Care

  • $0–$2,000 per month

After you get your pet its initial vaccinations and deworming, you really shouldn’t have monthly health care costs—unless your pet becomes ill or is injured. If that occurs, the cost of health care will depend on what exactly is wrong with your dog. There are also a few health conditions your Maltipoo will be prone to that could cause the need to see a vet, such as allergies or dental problems. Other than these things, though, you should only need an annual vet visit and vaccinations, which should be in the $250 range each year.


  • $20–$60 per month

The Maltipoo may be small, but it certainly enjoys eating! You should get  for your pup (which doesn’t necessarily mean an expensive one) and feed it twice a day, either according to the bag instructions or your vet’s recommendation. You’ll also want to stock up on treats for training. Buying food and treats in bulk is an excellent way to save money here.

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  • $8–$100 per month

Maltipoos aren’t big shedders, but their coats are fairly high maintenance. As such, your pup will need to be brushed 2–3 times a week, which is simply the one-time cost of a good brush. However, that coat will also need to be regularly trimmed, which you can do at home if you’re confident in your clipping abilities. Otherwise, we recommend a monthly grooming session for a bath and a trim, which can cost anywhere from $50–$100.

Medications and Vet Visits

  • $30–$55 per month

If your pet isn’t ill or injured, you shouldn’t incur many monthly vet visits; likewise, for medication, for the most part. However, you will need to treat your dog monthly with tick and flea medication. Other than that, though, unless your pup needs regular allergy medication or something similar, monthly vet visits and med costs shouldn’t be much.

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Pet Insurance

  • $40–$100 per month

If you decide to get pet insurance for your Maltipoo (which is an excellent idea), your monthly premium could be quite a bit. It all depends on your geographical location, the insurance company you choose, and the sort of coverage you get for your dog. The more coverage you get, the higher the monthly premium, of course. But you can easily get a basic comprehensive policy for your pup for a reasonable price.

Environment Maintenance

  • $7–$40 per month

You’ll need to ensure your pet has a fun, safe environment around them, but that’s easily done. One crucial part of this will be a comfortable dog bed—while this shouldn’t need to be replaced often, if you have to wash it constantly, you might need a new one sooner rather than later. Or you may want to purchase a bed cover, so you simply have to replace that as needed.

Another important aspect of your dog’s environment is its toys. Depending on how much of a chewer your pup is, you may go through these rather quickly, so be prepared for a revolving door of toy purchases.

Dog Bed/Cover $5–$15/month
Toys $5–$30/month

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  • $5–$40 per month

As we said above, toys are an essential part of your dog’s environment, as they keep your pet entertained, active, and mentally stimulated (you definitely do not want a bored dog on your hands!). And though you can go out and buy new dog toys at the store each month to replace those that have worn out, you might also consider a subscription box for your four-legged friend.

These come each month with an array of toys (and often treats!) that your pet will love. And with these, you’re off the hook for going out and getting new and exciting toys. It’s pretty win-win!

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Total Monthly Cost of Owning a Maltipoo

  • $117–$251 per month

Overall, you’re looking at $100–$250 a month to own a Maltipoo. These costs include food, treats, toys, grooming, pet insurance, and potential vet visits or medication needs. This breed definitely isn’t inexpensive, but compared to, say, a large breed dog that eats twice the amount of this dog, the monthly costs aren’t atrocious.

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Additional Costs to Factor In

Of course, there are always additional costs to factor in (what could possibly be left, you ask?). Well, if you go on vacation and are unable to take your dog with you, you might need to pay someone to care for your pet. If you go on vacation and do take the dog with you, you’ll likely pay more for a dog-friendly hotel.

Then there’s the fact that Maltipoos are prone to separation anxiety, which means if you leave your dog alone for extended periods, your pet could end up engaging in destructive behavior. That means replacing items that have been chewed up or furniture that’s been scratched. And if the separation anxiety becomes too bad, you may need to invest in behavioral therapy for your dog.

Finally, there is always the possibility of an emergency that requires health care, such as surgery. If the worst happens and your pet needs emergency care, you could be looking at quite a chunk of money (though pet insurance will help).

Owning a Maltipoo on a Budget

It may not seem like it, but with some careful planning, you can own a Maltipoo on a budget. One of the biggest ways to save on owning a Maltipoo is by adopting via rescue or shelter. That alone will save you a huge chunk of change!

You can also save money on regular everyday items, such as brushes and leashes, by purchasing good quality items the first time around. It may seem like the cheaper version of a thing is saving you money, but in reality, it’s only more likely to break or fall apart more quickly. Higher quality means you can use an item for longer, saving money in the long run.

Finally, look into purchasing whatever you can in bulk. You’ll save not only money, but also time and energy by not going out to the store each week!

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Saving Money on Maltipoo Care

You can also save money on your Maltipoo’s care by grooming your dog at home. It may seem overwhelming at first to attempt to give your pet a haircut, but there are plenty of tutorials online that can help you figure out grooming in no time.

And be sure to never skip a visit to your vet. Bringing your dog to the vet for annual exams can help you catch any potentially serious illnesses your dog may have, and catching these early means you save on treatment in the future.
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Owning a Maltipoo is not a cheap endeavor. From the start, you’ll be shelling out anywhere from $50–$4,000 to adopt or purchase your dog. Then, you’re looking at $425–$1,695 to set your new pup up at home with food, treats, a crate and bed, a leash, toys, and more. Finally, you have the monthly costs of owning this breed which can run anywhere from $117–$251, depending on whether your pet needs health care or just needs food and treats or items replaced.

Even if you’re on a budget, though, you should be able to own a Maltipoo with a little planning, bulk buying, and DIY grooming. Just consider all the costs thoroughly before coming to the decision to get one of these dogs!

See Also: Maltipoo Male vs. Female – How Do They Compare? (With Pictures)

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