Accessories, pet clothing, pet furniture, a luxury home: these are, surprisingly, some of the things pet owners buy for their pets. While some pets are content with a place to sleep and rest comfortably, a place to relieve themselves, plus food and water. Some pets require lots of attention and love, and that play is often included in your day-to-day activities. For pets that have grown with you for years, they require palliative care, and sometimes surgery to address some medical issues.
There are some pet owners who do not mind spending an exorbitant amount of money on anything for their furry pets, even if it means having to move to a luxury home or luxury house and lot to provide lots of open spaces for them to roam and play around. The ones who really do have money to spare go the extra mile of even buying luxury homes for their pets!
Money is no object: Top pet accessories humans have invested in their pets
From posh designer clothes to diamond-encrusted collars to luxurious dog houses, we list down the most expensive pet accessories pet owners have bought for their furry companions. Some of these items are designed and released by recognizable fashion houses that saw a niche market for these luxurious accessories.
1. Macky Crystal Dog Poop Bag Holder: $325
A gold clip-on purse for your dog’s poop? Why not? Image from bitchnewyork.com.
One of the many laborious and annoying things dog owners do is to pick up dog poop. The sight, smell, and the fact that you are picking up dog poop isn’t a very glamourous thing to do. The people behind B*tch New York thought that there is a better way to disguise carrying these smelly wastage by releasing a Swarovski-crystal-encrusted container. Retailing at USD325, you get to carry your dog (or cat) poop that you gathered in a plastic baggie, and no one can really tell that you are on bathroom duty! Also, the crystals embedded on the bag’s flap disguises the bag as if you are carrying a coin purse.
But if you cannot drop some serious cash on this bag, the website has a USD99 version, which has four rows of Swarovski crystals embedded. Whichever you choose, you can definitely say you have upped the bathroom business game into a fashionable, luxury activity.
2. Gianni Versace’s Barocco Pet Bowl: $754++
This luxury dog bowl comes with the signature print of the eponymous fashion house. Image from liveauctioneers.com.
If you are into designer products, you will snag this beautiful bowl for your precious pet. This dog bowl is made of fancy porcelain and features 22-carat gold leaf edges. The signature golden and black Barocco design around the edges of the bowl is quintessential Versace that even your non-logo-loving friends will recognize.
There is no denying that the make and model of this fancy luxury bowl are perfect for your pet with very refined tastes. Whether the bowl encourages every other dog to eat in it instead of placing dog food on a simple bowl or the floor remains to be seen. But it doesn’t hurt gifting your dog this one-of-a-kind luxury item, which will be great in an Italian-inspired luxury home. It is no longer listed on the fashion house’s website but is being sold on other third-party luxury websites for a much higher price.
The Gold Mattress is a pet-size version of the bestselling mattress by Italian company Magniflex. Image from The New York Times.
Italian company Magniflex seems to have seen a trend in providing luxury pet beds in the market and is probably the reason they have released the Gold Mattress. The Gold Mattress is a handmade mattress that is made entirely out of 22-karat gold. Depending on the size of your pet and other customization requests, it can easily fetch a whopping $1,000 to $3,000 per custom order.
The Gold Mattress is a smaller scale version of Magniflex’s Gold Mattresses for adults, which can much command serious cash and elegance in your luxury bedroom. The company, which produces this special mattress line, sells custom mattresses for up to USD24,000 to USD30,000 per custom order. It remains to be known whether Magniflex offers discounts if you order a Gold Mattress for both yourself and your pet, but if you want to show appreciation to yourself and your pet, then money should be of no object.
Wanted a compact yet sizable luxury home for your dog in your luxury condo? This couture dog bed is for you. Image from www.poshpuppyboutique.com.
Some dogs are quite comfortable sleeping anywhere: the hard-grained floor, a pile of dirty clothes, or a simple, plush dog bed. Other pets just want to get the conditions right, like sleeping in front of the fireplace on cold days, an air conditioning unit during warmer days, or even your bed. Then some dogs prefer to have their very own dog house as they prefer the cocooning effects of having something over their heads.
If you have a dog who likes to have its very own dog house, how about this couture domed pavilion bed? For only USD3,900, this is a perfect luxury accessory for your dog indoors, especially if you live in a home in a city center such as a luxury condo. The outside is crafted from fine, imitation crocodile skin, and it has handmade, embroidered silk as its interior linens. Coupled with a favorite soft pillow or blankie, your dog will have a luxurious sleep inside this beautiful dog home.
5. Michel’s VIP Parfums: $120 – $4,000
Simple spritz any of the VIP Parfums from this collection and it will keep your dog from smelling, well, like a dog. Image from lespoochs.com.
If you are one of those dog owners who cannot get over the smell of dogs, there is a way to fix that. Introducing the fragrant Michel’s VIP Parfums. Specially made for your canine companions, you can buy either of the two scents available, which are Pink Grapefruit and Mandarin Blossom. Both are made of the finest botanical ingredients and are formulated to make sure your dog smells, well, not dog. Available in 4 to six-ounce bottles at Les Poochs, these perfumes are quite exclusive. You need a special invitation from certain sellers to purchase a bottle.
This set of pet accessories is easily a fashionista’s must-have. Image from puppywire.com.
At $6,600 per gown, why wouldn’t you? Give your dog’s wardrobe a major update with custom, handmade luxury dog gowns. According to the designers, these dog gowns are made of the finest bridal silk, ostrich feathers, and thousands of Swarovski crystal elements integrated into the gown. This dog gown also comes with pearls and beading accents that will elegantly highlight your dog’s body. Unlike typical dog costumes, the inner lining of each dog gown is made of velvet, ensuring that your dog wears these very stylish, unique gowns comfortably as well.
It’s not a luxurious bath without a Swarovski crystal dog bath. Image from doggiecoutureshop.com.
Why not give your dog a good, luxurious life with a $6,995 bathtub that’s encrusted with thousands of colored Swarovski crystals? Inspired by a 19th-Century clawfoot style bathtub, your dog will feel like an actual king or a queen with this very expensive bathtub. The clawfoot stumps are in silver, so it feels more like an expensive ornament in the bathroom.
Available in other colors, this bathtub functions like any other bathtub. The bathtub supposedly helps you run a bath for your dog safely and without getting a puppy or grown dog fur clogging your drain. Moreover, it is a special accessory for your dog so he or she can experience royalty and privilege, whether they are aware of it or not.
8. Expensive Pet Accessories: from $150,000-$4.2 Million
How about jewelry for your dogs? These accessories command thousands to millions of dollars alone. Image from Reuters.
Some pet owners are willing enough to spend more than a Swiss vacation home when it comes to jewelry for their pets.
Commercially, the La Jeune Tulipe Diamond Dog Pet Collar is one of the most expensive and refined dog collars available among luxury dog accessories. Fetching a whopping $150,000 or around P7.5 million, this custom-made dog jewelry features a 1.52-carat diamond as the centerpiece. The main marquise-cut diamond is framed by an assortment of other hand-cut diamonds.
Secondly, the Amour, Amour Dog Collar is easily the most expensive dog collar in the world at an eye-popping $3.2 million. Featuring 52-carats worth of diamonds and around 1,600 diamonds encrusted on the collar in total, the Amour, Amour Dog Collar is a rare investment you can grab for your dog – if you can though. The strap is in white gold with crocodile leather.
Thai jeweler Riwin Jirapolsek upped his dog jewelry game when he constructed a dog tiara for his Maltese as a gift. Dubbed the Puppy Tiara, it made its debut at a dog show in Bangkok. It’s currently not for sale, but the jewelry, which features over 250 carats worth of emeralds and diamonds, is worth $4.2 million. The jeweler is keen to create a few more pieces of jewelry to compliment the Puppy Tiara.
9. Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier: $58,000
We are pretty sure Paris Hilton has several of these in sizes for her toy-sized pets. Image from Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton has been known for creating outlandish pieces before, so a dog carrier from this line is not really surprising. What is surprising, however, is how well-made and functional this dog carrier is. The Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier, which retails at $58,000 on the fashion house’s website, looks very chic, thanks to its signature monogrammed print, fancy brass S-lock, and iconic leather-wrapped handles. Designed by Marc Jacobs, this dog carrier is a favorite among fashionable pet owners who want to look very chic and presentable. It also comes with a lavish zinc dish for food and water, plus air vents to make sure that your pet is stylishly comfortable during travel. The best of it all is that there is a space where you can specifically place photos or any form of identification.
10. Luxury homes for dogs
Similar to pet accessories, if you can afford it or have the means to build it on your own, why not? Image from dogingtonpost.com.
Architect Andy Ramus pulled out all the stops when he designed Super Dog House, a $417,000 two-bedroom luxury house intended for two Great Danes from Gloucestershire, England. This luxury home can easily rival any luxury home for sale or a Brittany luxury house and lot in Tagaytay thanks to its furnishings and features. The house is equipped with a $230,000 sound system, a 52-inch plasma TV that continuously plays ‘The Dog Whisperer’, sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled beds, an 18-inch spa plus a lounge and play area, and dog-vision webcams so the owner can monitor their activity.
This crystal-beaded pet house is also a must-have for jewelry/Hello Kitty enthusiasts in their collection. Image sourced from dramafever.com.
If you are into Hello Kitty or anything bedazzled or bejeweled, have you considered adding this crystal bead dog house to your collection? You simply need to pay $31,660. The Hello Kitty Crystal Pet House features a beautiful bed covered in $75,000 worth of crystal beads. It’s not designed for big pets, so puppies or your very high-maintenance cat will do.
This antique pet furniture is a great home for your posh pet. Image sourced from Alux.com.
The Louis XV Pet Pavilion is an antique piece of dog furniture designed for dogs with taste. Priced at $23,990, this dog bed is modelled after an 18th-century French Rosewood commode during the reign of, who else, King Louis XV. Its style also makes it a great accessory in your luxury home or luxury condo.
If you believe in free-ranging your pet, you may also consider upgrading your home by investing in a luxury home.
Brittany: A Pet-Friendly Luxury Home
Indeed, you could find such an opportunity of a lifetime at Vista Alabang by Brittany Corporation, wherein you could live your next years in an entirely sophisticated lifestyle in its enclaves.
Pets love to roam and explore in an environment that stimulates their senses. As such, a home with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces plus natural surroundings will help your pets thrive and live out their best lives. Moreover, pets should be living in a home that can accommodate their demands for play, sleep, and relaxation. It should also reflect the extravagance and effortless quality of life that they deserve.
Brittany Corporation is a pet-friendly residential enclave that features luxury homes for sale with a lot of expansive, outdoor spaces. This is because Brittany Corporation is the first in the country to conceptualize, develop, and manage beautiful residential communities that offer luxury properties. Inspired by the most scenic destinations in the world, each luxury house and lot is rich in character and sophisticated in thematic appeal. The luxury homes not only offer a beautiful, luxurious lifestyle for the homeowners, but also to their furry loved ones as well.
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