Americans love their pets. About 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned in the U.S, according to the American Pet Products Association. That's about 44% of all households in the U.S. with a dog, and 35% with a cat.
And pets don't ask for much. Food, water, shelter -- maybe a toy would be nice. And yet, Americans will likely spend over $72 billion on these domestic doggy divas and kitty contessas this year, the APPA says.
So if you like to fuss over your feline or pamper your pooch, here are some extra special ways to spoil your pet.
Automatic Ball Launcher for Dogs
Keep your dog obsessed all day while you're away. This ball launcher shoots a ball up to 16 feet, and will dispense a treat when the ball is returned.
Little Cottage Cape Cod Cozy Cottage Kennel Dog House
Starting at $4,024.84 at Hayneedle
Spare no expense with this "true-to-life" Cape Cod cottage design. It has an 8 x 10-foot floor plan, pine wood frame, Duratemp siding, steel fencing, and an outdoor kennel area with decking.
Spartan Armor Systems Tactical Titan K9 Carrier with Armor Package
$1,799 at Spartan Armor Systems
Your dog can take a bullet for you and come out of it alive, hopefully. The Titan Vest was developed for K9 handlers wanting ballistic protection while maintaining comfort and mobility. Protects against 9mm, .40, .45 and .44 magnum and blunt-force trauma. It has carry handles (some dogs are too darned big to put in your duffel) and an integrated bungee cord.
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La Jeune Tulipe Diamond Dog Pet Collar
$150,000 at Posh Puppy Boutique
A little skeptical about this one? It's a dog collar with a 1.52-carat marquise-cut diamond as the focal point with an intricate arrangement of marquise, pear, and brilliant-shaped diamonds. The collar is custom fit, made to order, and comes with a GIA certificate. You'll need to put a down payment of 50% (that's $75,000, FYI.)
Photo: Posh Puppy Boutique
$132-$180 at Posh Puppy Boutique
If you're on the fence about the $150,000 diamond collar, these might do for now. At left, this 9-row Swarovski crystal collar comes in several colors for $180. At right, a Susan Lanci 3-row Giltmore Crystals Big Bow Collar for $132.
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Catio Outdoor Cat Enclosure
$39.95 and up at Catio Spaces
Keep your cat and the local songbirds safe at the same time with an outdoor cat patio (Catio.)
Catio Spaces provides a host of reasons to do this, including: protect your cat from vehicles, coyotes, lions, poisons, diseases, getting lost, injuries, cat fights and pregnancy while at the same time protecting the wildlife that domestic cats love to hunt. It's a great way for indoor cats to get a little fresh air and excitement. Catio Spaces sells DIY catio plans starting at $39.95, or order a custom job if you're in the Seattle area. You can also order this premade enclosure online for $419.39 at Hayneedle.
Chateau Poochie Dog Resort & Spa
Pompano Beach, Florida
A five-star resort for dogs where you can rest easy knowing they'll be pampered, entertained, and indulged with meticulous care and personal attention. Board your dog in the Royal Suite, a sumptuously furnished room with a designer king-size sleigh bed, flat screen TV, a personal overnight attendant and an on-site gourmet chef. Chateau Poochie offers spa services including massages, blueberry facials, pawticures, aromatherapy, fitness training, extreme makeovers, spa trips, and movie nights. This place has thought of everything: A limousine? Check. Restaurant? Check. Dress code? Check. Nutritionist? Check. Senior center? Check. Concierge? Check.
Rates vary, from The Palace Cat Boudoir at $32 a night to "Run of the Palace" for $100 a night.
The Furbo Dog Camera
$249 on Amazon
Spy on your pet all day with this treat tossing, full-HD Wi-fi camera with 2-way audio, 160-degree wide-angle view and livestream video. This spy cam sends you push notifications when your dog barks, so you can talk to them and calm them down via the app. It works with Alexa so you can tell it to dispense a treat, and it keeps all the dog selfies and photos of events that happen during the day. It even has night vision.
The Canine's Passive Solar Condominium$3,700 at Hammacher Schlemmer
A personalized doghouse built with a passive solar design worthy of a spread in Architectural Digest, says Hammacher Schlemmer. Passive solar design cools during the summer and heats in the winter without the use of photovoltaic panels.
This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired dog house doesn't stop there. It has a Brazilian teak roof with an overhang, and a removable perforated side panel for additional ventilation. In the winter, the window's glazing allows sunlight to pass through and be absorbed by the concrete floor to provide a cozy repose for a dog to snooze. Wait, there's more! It includes a 3.5-inch-thick Jax & Bones memory foam pillow, built-in twin stainless steel pet bowls, and a personalized, raised-letter sign with your dog's name.
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Bramble Mahogany Doggie Bed
$2,869.00 on Amazon
This 3.8-foot-wide pet bed includes white glove delivery service.
BarkPark Dog Park Fire Hydrant
$387 on Amazon
This 2-foot red hydrant is fun decor for the local dog park. It's made of steel and coated with thermoplastic (you know why.) If you'd prefer something more authentic, real fire hydrants can cost from $3,700 to $5,953, according to hydrant maker Kennedy Valve.
Paws Rest Premium Pet Casket
$329- $417.63 on Amazon
Lay your pet to rest in style. This pet coffin is made of oak with a velvet interior lining and handles on either side. Sized in small, medium and large (for pets up to 90 pounds.)
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TheCurrent Pet Bed
$849- $1,099 on Amazon
Made of powder-coated steel with a memory foam mattress, TheCurrent bed has a "chic cantilevered kitchenette with back-splash" and removable stainless steel dinnerware, a built-in deodorizer station with a refillable pet-friendly non-toxic bamboo charcoal pack, and a cubicle for toys and treats which can be securely stored below. Comes in seven colors and three sizes.
Photo: ORDO AB CHAO Design
Boomer & George Carter Mid-Century Modern Cat Litter Box
$219.99 at Hayneedle
Your cat's litter box doesn't need to be gauche. This chic and discreet mid-century modern cat box goes with your on-trend decor. It has two sliding doors for easy access and a hole for the cat.
Air Conditioned Dog House
$599.99 and up at Ricky Lees Dog Houses
Your dog will be the coolest in the neighborhood with one of these handsome dog houses. The basic floor plan features a painted interior and exterior, painted trim, a shingled roof, a dog door, removable walls, an interior light and of course A/C. Upgrade to the 3X-Large Presidential Dog House With A/C for $899.99 and add vinyl tile flooring, interior drain holes and a patio. Other upgrades include an A/C remote, rolling casters, an engraved name plate and -- don't forget about winter -- a heater.
Silent Squeaking Dog Toys
$39.95 at Hammacher SchlemmerA set of three plush dog toys with ultrasonic squeakers that humans cannot hear. These squeakers are tuned to a frequency range (24-28 KHz) that only dogs can detect. Includes cow, pig, and elephant toy.
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The Pet Pedometer Leash
$69.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer
Just when you thought nothing else could get smart, this smart pet leash comes along. It works with your smartphone to track your walks and alert you to incoming calls, texts, and notifications. The ergonomic handle connects with a free smartphone app that tracks time and distance walked, records maps of routes for sharing with family and friends, and vibrates when you've reached your pre-set walk time goal. It has a built-in LED flashlight and light ring around the handle and a tangle-proof 44-inch retracting nylon leash.
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$699-$1,499 and up at B&B Kustom Kennels
B&B Kustom Kennels makes dog crates that look like proper furniture, handcrafted of wood and metal rods and coming in a variety of wood stains. They make single kennels, double kennels, or will custom build one for you.
Photo: B&B Kustom Kennels
Katie Pet Carrier
$379.99 on Wayfair
This all-leather designer pet carrier is a must-have for the stylish pooch and looks just like a designer handbag. The Katie Bag is made of soft Italian leather and features designer signature hardware and removable and washable faux fur bedding. Sized for a 7-pound pet, it is airline-approved and comes in black, red, orange and blue.
Photo: Shutterstock (left) Wayfair (right)
Burley Tail Wagon Pet Bike Trailer/Stroller
$399 at REI
Don't leave the pooch behind when you go on a bike ride. The Burley Tail Wagon (Tail Wagon -- get it?) includes a tow arm and hitch so you can attach it to your bike and take your furry passenger for a tour.
Sauder Woodworking Natural Sphere Cat Tower
$189.53 at Hayneedle
Finally, cat furniture that won't burn your eyes when you look at it. This cat tower has a tripod stand with an architectural look, a natural banana leaf sphere with two cat-access holes and a machine-washable cushion inside. One leg is wrapped in sisal rope for scratching and a carpeted base with hanging toy provides a lounging spot that doubles as a play area.
Doggie Toy Basket
$69-$99 at Pottery Barn
Why spend $20 on a plain old basket for dog toys when you can keep doggie treats, toys and leashes corralled in this charming bone-shaped wicker chest instead? Made of hand-woven rattan with a cow leather handle and latch.
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GoPro Fetch Camera Mount Dog Harness
$40 at REI
Capture action shots of beloved canines chewing bones, fetching Frisbees and sniffing, er, flowers from their adorable, four-legged viewpoint. Because there's not enough of that on YouTube. (GPRO - Get Report)
"Songs To Make Dogs Happy"
$6.99 at Lauren Canyon Animal Company
Skip Haynes and Dana Walden formed the only record label in the world that creates music about, for and with animals, and the only label in the world that uses psychics to involve animals directly in the creative musical process. Their CD "Songs to Make Dogs Happy" includes hits such as "Squeaky Deakey," "Scratch My Back," and "Cookies."
Cat's Murphy Bed
$349.95 at Hammacher SchlemmerIt's a side table! No, it's a pull-down cat bed with built-in storage! It's all of these! If you live in the world's smallest apartment, this space-saving cat murphy bed provides cats a cushioned bed at night and folds up to form a stylish end table during the day. It has a pair of shelves with fabric totes for stowing cat toys or other stuff. The sides of the table have built-in sisal scratching pads.
Photo: Hammacher Schlemmer
Sleepypod Mobile Pet Carrier/Car Seat
$184.99-$332 on Amazon
Made with luxurious ultra-plush and foam with an adjustable and removable dome top, this pet carrier converts to a plain bed by removing the top. The round shape contours around your pet's body. It works as a car seat by wrapping the seat belt around the base of the Sleepypod and pulling the shoulder belt through the top handle. The Mini version fits under the seat on commercial airplanes.
Ruffwear Palisades Dog Pack
$149.95 at REI
It's time your dog carried his own weight on the backpacking trip. From now on, pooch packs his own food, sleeping mat, first aid kit, water, poop bags, whatever. It includes two 1-liter collapsible, BPA-free hydration reservoirs and comes in three sizes.
Designer-Inspired Plush Dog Toys
$7 to $32 at Posh Puppy Boutique
These tongue-in-cheek dog toys feature Sniffany & Co.'s classic blue box wrapped in a beautiful white ribbon. Unlike boxes from the famous jeweler, this one has a humorous squeaker. Or try a Pawda purse or Chewy Vuiton bag.
Antique Wood Pet Bed
$349 at Pottery Barn
Handcrafted with a solid oak frame for sturdiness and a removable velvet cushion that's waterproof and washable, decorated with nailhead accents.
Photo: Pottery Barn
Haute House Harlow Cuddle Dog Bed
$1,499, plus $210 shipping at Neiman Marcus
This handcrafted dog bed is designed by Haute House, a Hollywood-based design and manufacturing company that creates haute couture furnishings for the home. It has an alder wood frame, cotton/rayon upholstery, ruched sides and jeweled nailhead trim. The throw pillows are included.
Photo: Neiman Marcus
Seattle Sports SUP Dog Board Pad
$29.95 at REI
You need this for your stand-up paddle board because it adds some cushion for Fur Face while protecting your board against unwanted dings and scratches. And because if you don't take the dog with you, she'll just stand on the beach barking until you come back.
DenHaus BowHaus Modern Silver Pet Crate
$599.99 on Amazon
Here's another stylish end table that doubles as a pet crate. This one has a sliding door and is made of powder-coated steel. It fits animals up to 20 pounds, and can also be used to hide a cat litter box.
K&H Pet Products EZ-Mount Window Bubble Pod
$45.51 at Hayneedle
Suction cups hold this bubble pod to the glass so your kitty can look out the window for hours. It holds up to 60 pounds. That's one big cat.