To get the less exciting stuff out of the way, we spent so much money. I estimated about $500, and we spent $715. The costs included more than double our usual at the grocery store ($175), couch covers ($160), cold weather running gear ($75) and some sundries. In exciting news, our new cat is just. the. best! $200 for the adoption fee + donation. He’s already king of the castle and bossing around the dog.