Most people consider themselves animal lovers to some degree. Some people are dog lovers; some are crazy for cats. Some folks even prefer snakes. But how much would you pay for a precious pet? Here, we share with you some of the most expensive pets in the world. Do yourself a favor: Visit the local shelter, rescue a pet and save yourself a lot of dough!

Cloned dog

Cloned puppy

BREED: Labrador retriever
TICKET PRICE: $155,000
Lancelot Encore is not only the world's most expensive dog ever sold, he is also the world's first commercially cloned puppy! A Florida couple had the forethought to have samples taken from their beloved pet Lancelot, a Labrador retriever. After he passed away, the couple won the opportunity to have their pet cloned in an auction by BioArts, a California-based firm, which employed Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to complete the retriever recreation. Lancelot Encore is said to have many of the same traits as his predecessor, particularly in the looks department.

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Comments on "World's most expensive pets"

ratsrock December 13, 2013 | 12:49 AM

I agree that white lions should not be pets but what if you were an expierenced handler with big cats and were helping it through,rare animals are amazing when you get to see them,as for the macaw,the same goes its rare and needs a home as well everything here is a pet (even horses)

ART October 21, 2013 | 8:09 PM

Irresponsible post. The Hyacinth macaw is in risk of extintion and a post like this just make people want them until there are none of them in nature...good job

Nancy July 09, 2013 | 1:40 PM

I think you missed one very popular and expensive breed of cat. The breed is called "Savannah" Cat. I have two F-1 (first generation)male Savannah cats and together they cost me $40,000.00 @ $20,000.00 each. And now some of the F-1 female Savannahs are going for $35,000.00 each!!

SleepyVampire April 28, 2013 | 6:35 PM

Why is a white lion on a list of pets? Wild animals are not pets, especially endangered ones. It only puts the thought in people's heads that they can have one as a pet. Not cool. Absolutely ridiculous.

Helen March 26, 2013 | 10:20 AM

a race horse is not a pet

Haleene September 07, 2012 | 5:44 PM

I would have sold this fish the second I had an offer. My luck it would die in the next minute. People with this much money for a stupid fish, just don't care enough about the world.

Kylee May 28, 2012 | 9:24 PM

I am shocked to read about these animal stories! Especially the one on cloning their dog. Although I think it would be an owner's greatest present to have their pet cloned after it passes, I have always been brought up adopting cats and dogs from local shelters. Instead of spending all this money on cloning animals and whatnot, I feel that is hurting the chances of these poor animals that desperately need a home. My aunt has also owned a chimpanze once and at first it was the greatest purchase she could've made. Being the animal lover that she was, she was able to dress it, feed it and take it out for bystanders to stand in awh. However, from her experience it seemed training the monkey was nearly impossible. Since it is like having a child, she was not able to keep the money unfortunately due to it biting/harming others. Even though it wasn't intentional, just like owning a dog or cat, you can never be too safe when it comes to the animal and their instincts. I wonder why the Bengal Cat is so expensive? I love the coloring (Garfield like) fur but is a cat really worth $42,000 ?! Especially when cats usually live only up to 10-15years.

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