From luxury pet strollers to doggy day camps, people love spending money on their pets. According the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership is increasing, and with it, pet pampering. But bejeweled dog collars and custom cat trees have nothing on these six pricey pet purchases.
Paris Hilton's Pomeranian - $13,000
Hilton spared no expense when looking for the perfect dog to carry around in her purse. According to TMZ, the celeb bought the world's smallest Pomeranian in 2014, naming it Mr. Amazing. The little pup weighed just 11.6 ounces when purchased.
A hypoallergenic, specially bred cat - $22,000
The Ashera cat is a crossbreed between an African Serval, an Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic feline, giving it an exotic, leopard-like look. A Los Angeles breeder is selling only 100 of these cats per year, making them a difficult companion to come by, even if you're willing to shell out the big bucks.
A Chimpanzee - $60,000
With opposable thumbs, these primates are just like us, right? While scientists often frown upon keeping monkeys as pets, they can easily be acquired from private breeders -- at a steep price. Michael Jackson had a famous chimp named Bubbles, who he adopted from an animal testing center in Texas.
Nicolas Cage's Octopus - $150,000
Actor Nicolas Cage has been known for some bizarre pet purchases, but this eight-legged friend definitely takes the cake. The octopus, which he claimed helped him with his acting, reportedly cost the actor $150,000.
A Tibetan Mastiff - $2 million
Man's best friend came with a hefty price tag for one dog owner. This furry canine reportedly sold for $2 million at a luxury pet fair in China last year. The Washington Post reports that purebred Tibetan Mastiffs are rare and the luxury pet market has been particularly strong in China as of late.
The Green Monkey - $16 million
While the name is deceiving, the priciest pet on our list isn't a monkey at all. The horse, named The Green Monkey, is the descendant of a Kentucky Derby winner, Northern Dancer. His good genes led to him being sold at an auction in 2006 for a record-breaking price.