People can spend a ton of money on toys for their children. Many people actually consider their pets to be as important as their children so they routinely throw down large amounts of cash to pamper their pets in the form of extravagant toys, and other material goods. You might be thinking of giant chew toys, or gold rubber balls, but it’s much worse than that. Can you imagine spending a million dollars on your dog? You might truly love your dog, but does the dog even appreciate getting an expensive toy over a not so expensive toy. Dogs will chew on old tennis shoes for goodness sakes. Cats can happily play with a piece of yarn for hours on end. Well, not these spoiled group of adored pets. These are the 12 most expensive items people have actually purchased for their happy companions.
Versace Barocco Pet Bowl – $750
This isn’t exactly a toy, but any pooch would be lucky to have it to enjoy a luxurious bowl of kibble. There are actually quite a few celebrities that have purchased this for their pets. Madonna, Britney Spears, Demi Moore, and January Jones to name a few A-listers. If you enjoy the clothing from the house of Versace, shouldn’t your pet be able to experience the same luxury in this small way? The dog bowl is nothing short of spectacular with 22 karat gold leaf embedded in a black lacquer finish. Each of these celebrities probably bought two of the bowls for their pets, one for water and the other for pet food. No doubt gourmet prepared by some fancy pet chef. They have those don’t they?
Mink Fur Coat- $700
It’s rather ridiculous to purchase a fur coat for an animal that already has fur on it’s being at all times, but this is an item that the super rich have splurged on. It’s made of mink by Hartman & Rose, a company that makes exquisite luxury items for your dog. Their dog coats made of down goose feathers are a least a little more reasonably priced at $50 so the average person can afford to dress their pet for inclement weather. They are based out of Canada, but will ship anywhere in the world for free with a qualifying purchase.
Pet Bed Made of 22 Carat Gold FIlling– $3000
This is quite a bargain for your pet when you consider one of these beautiful beds for a person will set you back about $30,000. It’s made by Magniflex, an Italian company that actually weaves the gold fibers into the cover of the mattress. It’s a very high end way to make sure your bed sleeps in a style that is luxurious, and warm. Gold does retain body heat better than normal fabric, because of it’s metal content. It’s rumored that Paris Hilton purchased one of these beds for her pampered Chihuahua, “Tinkerbell” a few years ago.
Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier- $2940
To carry a “Louis” is quite a luxury item in handbags, but to be able to carry your pet in a Louis Vuitton dog carrier is another step on the luxury ladder. This beautiful carrier is complete with the traditional monogram that is a big status symbol among the rich, and pampered. It has a washable lining, comes in two different sizes, and will fit pets up to 50 lbs. Not just for dogs, it’s scratch resistance as well will help out in case you want to carry your cats around in it too. It’s almost worth going out to buy a pet, just to be able to carry around this exceptional carrier.
Gucci Dog Collars and Leash- $350-$550
This high end Italian handbags, and clothing maker also makes luxury dog collars, and leashes. The collar comes in light yellow or pink leather with a bow, and the gold interlocking Gucci signature “G’s”. These collars are adorable, and expensive, but if you have the dough why not treat your best friend? Don’t forget to get the matching leash to go with it for the complete package. Its gold-plated brass hardware looks great with the traditional Gucci fabric covering one side, and black leather on the other part of the actual leash. It’s classy, and the couture way to walk your pet.
Tiffany Diamond Dog Collar– Price unknown
Someone actually in the early 20th century commissioned the famous jewelry company, Tiffany to make a dog collar out of gold, enamel, turquoise, pearls, and diamonds. This was recently on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. Can you imagine being the pampered pooch that got to wear that magnificent piece of jewelry. Let’s hope he didn’t chew on it.
Super Dog House– $400,000
This isn’t an ordinary dog house, this is a palace fit for a princess pet that is complete with a 50 inch flat screen tv, temperature controlled whirlpool, and self cleaning food bowls. A bed made of sheepskin that is elevated will allow your pet to relax, and sleep away their day in high end luxury. In order to gain entry into the dog house, there is a retinal scan so that only your pet has access to his or her place. No strays allowed in here. This actually costs more than most people’s houses in the Midwest. If you have the money to put up your little guy in one of these bad boys, then you must be making the big time money to do it.
Exotic Fish Tank– $200,000
As a status symbol in many homes people are purchasing expensive fish, and then giving them an expensive home to match. Two people in the West Village Of New York City even commissioned to have a fish tank built that holds 700 gallons of water and is suspended from their ceiling. Not only did they pay a pretty penny to have it put in, they must also pay every month to have it maintained properly. At least they can see their fish swim in style above them every night when they watch television.
Dog Jogger Stroller–$500
In case your pet isn’t really into running or walking long distances with you, then you can put it in one of these to roll it right along with you. It’s made by Novel, and can accommodate dogs over 45 lbs. It’s actually meant to help out your pets that don’t have the mobility that they used to if they are having problems with their hips as they get older. Although you’ll get quite an extra workout if you run with a big mastiff in one of these.
Walnut Litter Cabinet- $475
When a regular litter box isn’t enough for your cat, you can give them the privacy they need with this enclosed wood paneled little box. It doesn’t even look at all like a litter box, which is why you could easily store it anywhere in your house. Five Pet Place is the company that makes this product in case you want to treat your feline to one.
Dog Cake– $1000
Rockstar Pupper Bakers makes high end cakes for your dog in case you want to celebrate their yearly birthday in style. They come in three different flavor varieties, pumpkin, peanut butter, and banana. Rockstar will even customize a sculpted picture of your pet’s face on the two tiered cake. These cakes look so good that a human might be tempted to take a bite out of one. Which would be fine, because they have all natural organic ingredients in each one including brown rice flour, honey, eggs, and vanilla. No meal worms or animal bi-products here.
Swarovski Crystal Diamond Dog Bath– $6500
A spa for your dog or cat that is covered in pink Swarovski crystals will put your pampered princes in a category all it’s own. If you male dog isn’t a fan of pink, then you can customize the color selection to blue or green. Once you order one of these tubs, it takes a full 8-10 weeks for them to ship it to you, but you’ll be able to treat your pet to a lovely bathing experience. Light some candles, crank up the music, and let them soak away their troubles. Wait. Dogs don’t have troubles? Well, you can get them clean in this doggy bath too!