Life is good for most celebrity’s pets. It seems to be a fad these days to flaunt your pet in public if you’re a celebrity. The most popular is the canine. I am not sure who was the very first person to start it, but it definitely caught on like wild fire. A movie in Hollywood that definitely influenced this trend was Legally Blonde. Reese Witherspoon’s dog Bruiser in the movie went everywhere with her. She dressed him up in clothes and jewels. She pampered him as if he were a child. Not only did movies influence this trend, but so did the real life celebrities. Paris Hilton was one of the first that most people probably remember. Paris and her Chihuahua Tinkerbell make the pages of several magazines every week. She turned a simple dog into a fashion accessory. If you can believe it she actually takes her dog to get a pedicure and that’s definetly not at a discount pet supply store. Most people think this is crazy, but more and more celebrities join the tabloids with their pets.
Celebrities buy all kinds of bling for there pets. They get things like diamond studded collars and leashes to designer clothing for their pups. Celebrities such as a Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears take their pooches everywhere with them. Not only are the Louis Vuitton purses a fashion craze, but the Louis Vuitton dog carriers became a hot item in Hollywood due to pop stars. Mariah Carey lets her dog Jack bathe with her, boy does he get the royal treatment. She spends hundreds of dollars on pet products each month just to groom Jack.
One of the craziest stories in circulation is about a fashion designer who was hired to make costumes for Tori Spelling’s dog Mimi LaRue. Some celebrities just have more money than they know what to do with. Does your dog really need custom pet apparel? Another celebrity that never seems to shy away from being the center of attention would be Sean “Diddy” Combs. He actually dressed his Maltese Sophie identically to himself for fashion week 2004 in New York. I wonder what his pet supply budget is!
Celebrities such as the Osbournes took on reality television on MTV and their pets became stars as well. People that watched the show knew the pets by name. They watched as the dogs got pampered every week as though they were human. The Osbourne dogs definitely wore some fancy bling and lavish pet attire. Sharon! Have you seen the %@!%&* pet supplies!
One of the most popular things right now to do with your pooch, is to get dog training from Cesar Milan “The Dog Whisperer”. Oprah and Denise Richards are among the many celebrities that have joined in on this movement. They invite Cesar into their home to help them with any problem they may be having with their dog. Cesar offers his opinion on training and pet supplies, but more often then not he trains the owner.
Some celebrities go a bit overboard and take things to an extreme, but others just spoil their pet just as you and I would if we had the extra money to do it. Pink for instance gives her Bulldog “Elvis” only bottled water. Oprah only buys her dogs’ designer collars such as the Burberry collar she bought for Sophie. These are just a few of the celebrities that are constantly in the news for being crazy about their pets. One thing is for sure, if I was an animal, I would want to be a Celebrity’s’ Pet.
Dawn Rose is a pet enthusiast and avid pet advocate. She runs a blog and pet news site called Front Page Pets. She also writes articles for the Pet Super Store. Many of the Pet Supplies she writes about can be found there.