I dress my dogs in T-shirts and neckerchiefs and throw birthday parties for them at the beach.
But I draw the line on buying them a $650 Chanel collar and leash set.
It’s a growing trend among dog owners: spoiling their pooches with designer duds, lavish digs and, of course, the highest quality, most expensive dinners you can imagine.
The Beverly Hills Mutts Club, a high-end pet boutique in Southern California, sells collars with Swarovski crystals and pearls, wools and cashmere coats, and an Italian “Diva Bed” for $1,400. That’s more than my own bed costs. (Sandra Bullock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Billy Joel and Vince Neil are regular customers.)
Then you’ve got the standard Rodeo Drive brands such as Prada, Coach, Louis Vuitton and Saks Fifth Avenue — all of which sell pet-related gear at brand-name prices.
But other pet retailers are tapping into this latest trend, selling everything from air-conditioned dog houses to video cameras you can put on your dog’s collar.
What do you think about this trend? Commonplace these days — or dog-gone ridiculous?
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