November 7, 2019 =========
☆ expensive 高価な
This week, the useful phrase is “A pure breed is always expensive.” In Australia, pure breeds are very expensive! In fact, most people tend to get their dogs from the rescue center, so they are not expensive, but still cost a little bit.
In the past, rescue animals used to be free to adopt. Unfortunately, people used to adopt the pet and then if they didn’t really like it, they would take it back to the shelter! So, the government decided rescue animals should also cost money, not just pet store animals. So, now you pay $300 or $400 to adopt a rescue dog or cat. They have all their vaccinations and microchipping done, so it’s not expensive, but it’s not free. The good news is that now much fewer people return their adopted pet.