Paris Hilton bought a $13,000 Pomeranian puppy: ridiculous or adorable?


Paris Hilton is a well-known animal hoarder. At various times, she’s had more than a dozen dogs, plus rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs and more. Very few of her animals, past and present, have been rescues from an animal shelter. Actually, I don’t think she’s ever been to an animal shelter. All of her animals are bought in pet stores, and then she doesn’t spay or neuter them, so she has, like, second and third generation animals. She’s also been accused of animal cruelty before, because while she loves her animals, she sometimes forgets about them, leaves them in closets or accidentally starves them. Depressing, right?

Well, Paris has a new dog. She bought a Pomeranian puppy which is such a specialty breed (apparently?) that Paris had to order the puppy from a Canadian middleman and the puppy had to be shipped from South Korea. E! News says: “The seller, Joanne Pauze, did not reveal how much Hilton paid for the dog and added that it was worth $13,000.” I think this is a special kind of Pomeranian that is, like, extra-tiny. His former owner says that he’s 2 pounds and already fully grown, and as you can see in Paris’s photos, he fits in one hand.

I cannot imagine paying $13,000 (probably a lot more to account for shipping) for one tiny dog. There are seriously so many animals in shelters. For less than $100, you could get a dog who was already spayed or neutered and probably housebroken too. Plus, I personally prefer big dogs. The only smaller breed dog that I’ve ever really liked is Lhasa Apso, but even then… I wouldn’t buy one in a pet store.


Photos courtesy of Paris Hilton’s Instagram, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Dumbass. That’s all I have to contribute to this turd of a human

  2. GlimmerBunny says:

    Cute, but too tiny. I’d be afraid to step on/lose it 😀

    • Sabrine says:

      It seems very delicate. One false move of the feet and a closing door and it’s all over for the little thing. It is cute.

      I hope Paris donates to animal shelters and really, after all, she can have whatever dog she wants.

    • katP says:

      right? it’s so miniature and adorable, it almost looks like a toy

  3. Anna says:

    This reminds me of Justin Bieber.. Or maybe the other way around.

  4. Maxine7 says:

    The dog is cute. Her actions (and non-actions) are not. There are millions of animals in shelters. For a small fee you can have them in your life, they’ll be yours and love you because you just saved their life! But taking that aside. Let’s say you don’t want to get a shelter dog. Ok. Then please, please be a responsible dog owner and please do not get your dog from a pet store or other disreputable outlet. It perpetuates genetic disorders, poor treatment of the animals, and disease.

    I have two shelter dogs and they are Ms. Amazing #1 and #2 in my world! Adopting saves lives!

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I love everything you said. I saved my Bengal from a redneck coke head. Rescue animals & abused animals are worthy pets.
      Paris will be bored with this expensive creature in a few weeks.

      • kri says:

        @BengalCat2000-honey, that dog will be bored with Paris in a week!! Can you imagine what it thinks when it sees that coming at it?! Poor pup. P.S. Thank you for saving a rescue animal.I am sure your cat knows it is lucky to have you. 🙂

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        @ Kri, you’re probably right. That little dog having to listen to her baby voice! Lol, poor thing. Several years ago an old boyfriend bought me a cat from a breeder & the poor thing was sick all the time. I spent so much money trying to care for her & I failed.
        There are so many shelters that need money & this dog is just an accessory & it makes me sad.

    • Duchess of Corolla says:


    • fairyvexed says:

      All my kitties were ex ferals. A couple came limping up to my door, bloody and torn up, and a couple were dumped. (Also, the neighbor kids know a sucker.) They’re all spayed, neutered, spoiled, and utterly adoring and loving. Can’t imagine a pet store animal.

    • Erinn says:

      We ‘acquired’ our old cat (she’s about 15) last year when we bought our house. The old owner was moving out to Alberta or Ontario (I forget which) and wasn’t going to take it with her. I didn’t even hesitate to say “We’ll take her”.

      Our biggest brat is from the SPCA – adopted as a kitten. It was $150 for a kitten from the SPCA – which is a lot when you can go and get a free kitten nearly anywhere, but it contributed to the SPCA, so it’s completely worthy price wise.

      Our dog, however, was bought from a registered breeder. We chose her for out lifestyle, her lifespan, and for the likelihood of few health problems. I won’t automatically judge people for buying a dog from a GOOD breeder. We did our research. Met the parents, visited multiple times before the pup was even born, and then a bunch once she was born until we took her home. She’s CKC registered, an incredibly healthy, intelligent GSP. That’s how you ‘buy’ a dog. The backyard breeders who are (often over)breeding for money only, not to further the breed, or the pet stores getting their dogs from puppy mills is where the problem lies. I would never hesitate to rescue a dog, in fact, I’m hoping to adopt a retired greyhound in the nearish future. But I don’t regret my decision to have bought from a reputable breeder, either.

    • Leen says:

      Maxine I agree with everything you said. I am such an animal person and I’ve had many pets throughout my life, I never once bought a pet (we tend to adopt them from shelters or from the streets). Sometimes my family adopts cats/dogs, train them and give them up for adoption (only cause we have too many pets).

    • Sugar says:

      Getting a shelter animal is a great thing to do but let’s please not pretend that it’s easy to do with the ridiculously strict rules some shelters have. Some of them require someone to be at home all day with the animal before they’ll approve an adoption. Some insist that you let the dog up on the couch. Some refuse to allow renters or people with children under age 5 to adopt. Most people don’t qualify with these kinds of rules in place.

      • Hannah says:

        I have two shelter cats who I love, and one rescue dog who is a brat. The latter one has convinced me of the wisdom of (like Erinn) buying a dog from a reputable breeder. I’m committed to keeping my mostly-feral, high energy, destructive dog, and giving her a good life, but I no longer judge people who use reputable breeders.

      • lucy2 says:

        Wow, I’ve never heard of a shelter with rules that strict. It might just be specific to certain animals – there’s a cat rescue group near me that is very specific about what cats are good with kids, other pets, etc. Otherwise I think they’re just trying to make sure the animal won’t be neglected, or returned in 2 weeks when someone’s landlord finds out and it’s against the rules.
        If there are shelters that strict, I’d say keep looking. There are many private, non-profit rescue groups in addition to the shelters.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I’ve encountered rescues that strict as well, including one that wouldn’t adopt cats to homes where there wouldn’t be someone home for 5 or more hours a day. Since they also didn’t adopt to unemployed people or students, they essentially refused to adopt cats to single women, which seems a bit counterintuitive. Needless to say, most of their animals had been with them for years.

        I eventually adopted my wonderful kitty from a trap-neuter-release program, but I’m not a fan of pushing the “shelter or nothing” message. I think people should be encouraged to at least think about adopting a rescue, and also to consider adopting a mixed breed animal or one that’s not a puppy or a kitten. But for those who are only interested in young purebred animals, I think we also need to send good messages about picking healthy breeders and avoiding extreme variations and crossbreeds that might look cute, but are dangerous to the animal’s health.

      • Msmlnp says:

        I have found this to be hugely regional and/or rescue org dependent.

        When I was living in Mass, I had to apply with references checked, etc. for a dog. I wasn’t approved because my yard wasn’t fenced in and I had children under 5.

        When I moved to San Antonio, the criteria was not the same. There is a HUGE homeless pet problem here. the attitude was more like ” can you take another one?”

      • Nicolette says:

        Shelter’s can be really tough when it comes to adoption. It’s good in the way that they want to make sure the pet goes to a good home, but some of their rules are so stringent that they make it hard for them to get adopted in the first place. We recently had to put our 13 year old dog to sleep due to health reasons and we didn’t want her to suffer, and were planning to adopt another from a shelter. Our landlord just informed us we cannot have another dog, and it broke all our hearts. It was never stated to us that we couldn’t get another and this came as a surprise. My son’s birthday is tomorrow and it’s all he was asking for. He’s turning 11 and we wanted him to have a dog to grow up with like our daughter did. To top it off they found out we have two cats and were sounding like they wanted us to get rid of them. Not happening. My animals are part of my family and if we had to we would move. Here in NYC a lot of landlords have really become anti-pet. It’s coming down to where you have to be a homeowner to have pets. It’s insane. Personally I think animals are better than a lot of people. Long story short, we can keep our cats. But I’m heartbroken about not being able to adopt another dog at this time. I guess we’ll just have to wait until we move again. 🙁

    • gekkca says:

      I just recently adopted a rescue dog. We lucked out. He has no fear or anxiety. He is trained, so sweet and cuddly. We wanted to do something to help an animal that otherwise might not have a good life. He was rescued from a gas kill pound. We love him to bits. I’ve seen the dangers of backyard breeders, but think reputable breeders are fine. The rules for adoptions for rescue organizations are strict. No kids, fenced yard, need to be home, etc. It took us some time to find one that would fit. My kids were very impatient! Paris Hilton is just gross. Animals are not accessories. 13,000 is nuts and the way she treats her animals is just disgusting. That poor little one needs a rescue!!

    • ol cranky says:

      no reputable rescue would adopt to Paris Hilton (or Beiber); heck, I wouldn’t allow my rescue to adopt to them or Tori Spelling (she of the I’ve dumped my bull breed in years of boarding because I had kids and then goes and buys another dog” variety of irresponsible)

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Ridiculous and irresponsible, on many levels.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree. Animals are NOT accessories.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yup. That little dogs looks like it has issues too. Sadly, it probably won’t live very long. Teacups breeds are notorious for being prone to health issues.

      They make Munchkin Scottish Folds that I feel so badly for. No one should be mixing those two breeds together…so irresponsible.

      • Sadezilla says:

        Agree. I know there are responsible breeders out there, but I don’t think people by and large think about the repercussions of vanity breeding.

        I had two very beloved rescue cats, one Persian and one Himalayan, pass away of liver dysfunction at ages 8 and 6, within a week of each other. It was terrifying. Now I have another Himmie whose face is so flat she can’t breathe properly. She’s constantly snorting and wheezing. I love Persians and Himmies, but it makes me sad that humans have bred animals that are so delicate.

      • mimif says:

        What about Twisty cats? Talk about stabby.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Sadezilla–I’m so sorry about your kitties! That must have been so traumatic for you 🙁

        @mimif–I just googled “twisty cats”. I’m just….horrified. So upsetting and I cannot BELIEVE there is not a law against this!

      • Frida_K says:

        I just googled “twisty cats” and gasped out loud when I saw what that means!

        I can’t imagine what kind of cruel, twisted mind thinks this up and finds it acceptable. And I, too, struggle to believe that this would even be legal.

        As to dumb-dumb Paris Hilton, she should be ashamed of herself but I doubt that she even knows what shame is. That poor little dog, bred and alive just to be an accoutrement to her shallow existence. Ick.

      • mimif says:

        Sadezilla, we posted at the same time so I wasn’t able to read your post. Sorry about your kitties, that’s heartbreaking. Best of luck with your new girl.

        Yeah I should have warned you guys, sorry. Makes my stomach turn. And who are the freaks that are actually buying these cats?!

      • fairyvexed says:

        I just read an article about Scottish folds. The cartilage deformation is not limited to the ears. Those cats are in incredible pain.

      • blue marie says:

        I just looked up twisty cats as well and that’s horrifying. My little rescue kitten is laying on my chest, trying to attack my fingers as I type. He’s like a little bunny on crack.

        Sadezilla, I’m sorry that happened to you. When I first got Munchie, he was really sick and I worried he wouldn’t make it. (I was lied to by the pound, as he was only 3 wks old at best) But lucky for me, we were able to nurse him back to health. He is my lovable, little bundle of chaos.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @mimif-there are some seriously disturbed people out there. I just can’t believe that this was developed as a “breed”.

        @Fairyvexed-Nope you are wrong. The only way that Scottish Folds are susceptible to musculoskeletal issues is if they are bred folded-ear-to-folded ear.
        This is why it’s an IMPERATIVE to know your breeder!

        And this is also why the Munchkin Fold breed is so terrible. You cannot breed folded ear Scotty to anything other than another normal, straight-eared cat. Munchkins have foreshortened limbs that are detrimental to the cat’s health and ability to function normally.

        Just so you understand: the fold is a naturally-occurring genetic defect. ALL Scottish folds are born with straight ears. At 3 weeks, some will fold and some will not. An entire litter of Scottish Folds can be born STRIGHT-EARED.
        My older Scottish Fold was born to a straight-eared mom and a folded-eared dad. My younger kitten was born to a British Shorthair mom (straight ears) and a folded-eared dad. My younger kitten’s ears have popped or “unfolded” a bit as he’s gotten older because a Fold’s ears NATURALLY do what they want–they are not cut, stapled, or manipulated in any way. I call him “airplane ears” 🙂
        I would think that if either was in “incredible pain” they wouldn’t be chasing each other around the house, eating normally, and generally driving me insane.

        According to my vet, both my kitties have perfectly healthy muscular structures, they’re just more flexible that the average kitty 😉

      • mimif says:

        @Kitten, preach. Do your research and know your breeder.

        @blue marie, congrats on your new kitty! Did you name him Sebastian? 😉

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @mimif-Sorry for the long post. Ugh. I’ve explained it so many times around here so I’m sure I sound redundant. It’s just important to me that people understand I would never support inhuman breeding practices.

        Wait, Blue got a kitten? Congrats and I’m jealous!

      • mimif says:

        No need to apologize, Kitten. You’re just doing a little edumacatin! (Sorry for you that’s it’s redundant.) 🙂

        *throws Jell-O shot at Kitten*

      • sadezilla says:

        Thanks TheOriginalKitten, mimif and Blue Marie 🙂 I was heartbroken for a long time, but there are so many rescue animals out there, you have to pick yourself up and find a new fur buddy to love! I now have three, which I fear is crazy cat lady territory. I don’t care, I’ll own it.

        Hugs to all your kitties! And those poor twisty cats. People really are the worst sometimes.

      • blue marie says:

        Thanks guys! Haha, no mimif I named him Munchie (for Munchkin, but it also works cause he’s always eating) he’s a tabby.

        And OKitt, I never shade someone who buys from responsible breeders, my mom used to breed chows. We took care of those puppies as if they were our own and never had a single complaint from any of the buyers.

      • littlestar says:

        Just googled “twisty cats”. Please tell me those pictures I saw were photoshopped :S.

        Hilton’s dog is adorable, but I agree, that poor little thing is going to have health problems. It doesn’t even walk properly! It’s so little it looks like it has to hop around to move.

        Makes me glad for my two healthy former farm cats.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Ugh. Yes. The whole designer pet trend makes me sad. There’s debate in breeding circles about breed standard and whether things like health and temperament are weighed too lightly against appearance, but at least those discussions go on and are being held among people who understand what they’re doing. Many of these designer breeders seem to have put no more thought into what they’re doing than, “Let’s breed an X with a Y!” or “How about I breed the smallest two puppies from my litters and see if I get an even tinier dog?”

      • 237 says:

        I was about to say that.

      • ol cranky says:

        @Sadezilla I know the dog breeders have changed breeds by the poor husbandry they use to fit an ideal in a breed standard for show. Do cat breeders do the same?

      • sadezilla says:

        @ol cranky – I believe that is what happened with some of the “exotic” breeds (Persians, himmies, shorthaired exotics, etc.) The extreme “peke” (flat) face can cause breathing and eye issues, and Persians and related breeds are very prone to kidney disease. I’m no expert, so someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think at lease some of the problems are from breeding for appearance.

        Also, if you have cats who have or are genetically predisposed to kidney disease, consider feeding them mostly wet food instead of dry. Cats don’t have the thirst drive to supplement dry food with enough water. A lot of vets aren’t as expert in nutrition as they could be (no disrespect to the ones who are), which isn’t helped by the mainstream food companies subsidizing their products at vets’ offices. Wet cat food is a messy pain and I don’t enjoy cleaning up after it, but I won’t jeopardize my kerters’ kidney health any more than I have to. Kidney disease is a sad, uncomfortable, many times unnecessary way for them to go.

      • Teri says:

        I agree. It is so stupid to breed a dog down to this size. It’s so sad that this dog is getting so much press causing the demand for dogs this size to increase. I can only imagine the problems that these dogs will have and I feel sorry for the ignorant people that buy them.

    • Eleonor says:

      It’s Paris Hilton: she is ridicoulous and irresponsible.

  6. NewWester says:

    Does she even spend time with the other dogs she has? Within six months Paris will be bored with this dog and it will join her other pets she never sees. Hopefully this dog will avoid the closets in her house

    • Tulip says:

      @New Wester. I agree, I want that (and her other pets) to be safe.

      I also secretly want the dog to pee in/on her closets. Hopefully this new little dog will not disappoint.

      • Bridget says:

        You dont have to worry about it peeing in the closet so much as being forgotten in the closet until someone on her staff finds its little body in a few weeks.

    • fairyvexed says:

      Isn’t that the saddest thing? I lost an FLV+ kitty earlier this year, and I’d kill for more time with him. Paris Hilton, however, can’t get rid of them fast enough.

  7. eribra says:

    The dog is adorable but shelter dogs are the way to go. My dog is the true Mr Amazing, a half lab, half pit, tuxedo wearing gent. He thinks I rescued him but we all know shelter dogs rescue us!

  8. LK says:

    I don’t know. I wouldn’t like to judge rich people paying big bucks to own legal/ non-endangered pets ( that is, only if they are competent of taking good care of all their pets). I mean, we often forget that they can certainly afford them, and most of the time, they also give back more bucks to society than an average person can. I’m putting this pretty badly, english is not my first language so it’s quiet difficult to properly explain, but i guess what i am trying to say is, i don’t see the problem paying loads of money for pets, though it is certainly much nicer to adopt those poor strays. They do need a good home.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I understand what you’re saying. When it comes to rich people my motto is “If you have it, at least spend it and don’t sit on it.” But it’s a bit trickier with pets, dogs especially. If a dog is this expensive, the reason for the price is most likely the fact that it’s a special breed and/or very difficult to breed (best case scenario: the breeder is excellent and simply wants to be properly reimbursed). Those dogs often have health problems to name just one issue. If you don’t go to a reputable breeder and see in person under which circumstances your puppy is bred, you might very well be supporting animal cruelty or simply get a very sick puppy. Or one that was taken from its mother much too early. Then there are pet stores. Let’s not even get into the horror that is a pet store.
      So while I don’t care about the money itself, it represents a larger problem. And I can almost guarantee you that this little thing is not in the most robust health.

      • mimif says:

        13k for a dog is ridiculous, that’s pure profit mongering any way you look at it. Maybe a few grand less for a show or breeder quality dog, but that little thing obviously is not.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        If you want something special, you’ll have to pay a special price for it. 13K for a pet is ludicrous but if she had it brought over from Korea, there can’t be that many of them in the world. So of course the price is stupidly high. And it most likely took a lot of money and time to breed this size. So while excessive, it’s not surprising. Here, a purebred lab from a reputable breeder will already be at least 2K (Euro).

      • Bridget says:

        Also, Paris Hilton is famous for not taking care of her pets. There have been stories about Chihuahuas being locked in her closet and starving to death because she’s just forgotten about them, the baby kangaroo she imported in and then sent back because it hadn’t occurred to her that kangaroos get aggressive, the kitten she dropped off at the vet and just never came back for. To her, animals are accessories to be collected, not living breathing creatures.

      • Erinn says:

        Good lord, that’s outrageous littlemissnaughty. I could find a well bred, registered Labrador around here for around 1/2 to 1/3 of that price. Our GSP was $800 CDN, vet checked, CKC registered, health guaranteed, and great European lines, and I think the next closest breeder is in PEI (we’re in NS).

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I don’t own a dog but I know that here, if you want a reputable breeder, you may have to pay that price. I do know that vets are pretty expensive here (Germany) and frankly, you invest a LOT of time in breeding dogs. So it doesn’t seem that outrageous if it’s your only job.

  9. Talie says:

    There were a billion blind items about her back in the day. How maids would discover dead dogs in her closets and other places when she would be gone for months at a time. And remember the whole Tinkerbell mystery?

    Anyway, I doubt this dog will live long, designer dogs usually don’t.

    • LK says:

      God, that is terrible. Those poor dogs. 🙁

    • littlestar says:

      I would really like to know what happened to Tinkerbell.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Yup, I read those “blinds” too including the one that said she gave Tinkerbell away to her mother because she “got too big.” I have to add that her mother, Kathy, denied that claim. Plus, remember the time when she bought that illegal kinkajou? She was forced to get rid of it because it was biting her. Well duh, it is a wild animal not bred to be a domestic pet.

      Anyway, one can only hope that Paris has grown up a bit since then and will be a better mother to all of her fur babies.

  10. DanaG says:

    It’s a case of too much money and no sense but it’s Paris does anyone really expect her to behave like a grown up? It’s a silly amount for a dog it’s cute but there are thousands of dogs put down every day who would love a home but they arent as cute and Paris can’t fit them in her hand. Cause you know it’s all about Paris and looks.

  11. Jag says:

    I just hope she has an assistant who will take care of the dog for her between photo ops. That puppy is too cute to die the way some of her other pets have, allegedly.

    As for spending that much on a dog? Never! That much money would get me to the doctor for medical care and two necessary surgery’s copays, then back in school and a new career with a new computer, and would reinstate everything that robbers took from me a few years ago.

  12. Gina says:

    She has always loved little dog babies. I would absolutely adore that little doll, but I’m more of a shelter dog kind of a girl. My little guys hops around on three legs and is blind in one eye, but he lives like a little king and is probably happier than one….my friends always say they want to come back as my dog. At least Paris won’t kill the dog like Kim Kardashian did to Mercy the kitty. Can’t trust a pussy with a pussy cat…meow

    • umm…except there’s proof that Parasite here has killed her dogs before. I’m still just thrilled she’s neglecting and killing animals and not a child.

      • Gina says:

        Yipes. I thought she loved Tinkerbell, maybe just as a cute accessory. I haven’t kept up with her shenanigans for years as her pal Kimmie stole the headlines from her…..whoah….just saw the end of your comment, watch out North West….jk

      • Gina….Yeah I hope that some how there’s enough kash when little North West comes of age to cover the ass load of therapy that poor kid is gonna need. It’s not easy having rampant narcissists as parents. And yes…if you love an animal you don’t ‘forget’ it in a closet to starve to death and for your maids to have to discover/clean up.

  13. Lis says:

    We already know she has more money than brains, so … no surprise.

  14. Shelby says:

    Meanwhile in Shelters everywhere…

    • peren says:

      yes? what about it. why have your own kids, then – there are kids everywhere needing homes. Let’s just hope she has developed a little more sense than previously shown, as far as taking care of this one. live and let live!

  15. Adrien says:

    She’s an animal hoarder. Miley collects pets too but they are/were rescue dogs. Paris uses her pets as accessories. I remember, at the height of Paris’ popularity, people were buying Chihuahuas to put in their purses.

  16. tmh says:

    It’s her money so I don’t see the problem if she paid that much for it. I’m going to get a German shepherd but it won’t be from a shelter, there aren’t any German shepherds at any shelters where I’m at. Also you don’t have to always get a dog from a shelter.

  17. msw says:

    Ugh. I suppose it would have been TOO shocking for her to get a rescue.

    People like her should be banned from having pets. They are tiny accessories to her, and she seems to get bored with them as quickly as her nail polish.

  18. Triple Cardinal says:

    Unbelievable! Can you imagine what that pup went through being shipped in from South Korea?! The hours in storage, possibly even sedation being used. Who knows if it was fed/watered/exercised properly during shipment. If Paris was determined to get a pedigree dog through a breeder, you’d think maybe this schmuck could find a breeder in North America?

    Is it too much to ask that a seller be located on this continent?

    What an example she could have set had she contacted a rescue group or the county pound and walked away with the dog of her dreams.

  19. Arya Martell says:

    Is it just me or does that poor puppy already have the FML eyes going on?

  20. bored_01 says:

    These tiny ‘teacup’ animals are unscrupulously bred and reared to be unnaturally small and rife with medical issues. Bad for the breed and bad for the poor animal. Shame on you Paris.

  21. Suzy from Ontario says:

    It looks like a toy, which is the key for Paris, who seems to treat all animals as toys rather than sentient beings that have needs like food, fresh water, medical care and regular exercise, etc.

    I personally wish more people looked into shelters and rescue associations and it bugs me that this poor dog had to be flown on a plane to get to her, etc. but it bothers me a lot more that she rarely seems to take care of her animals in any responsible way. Once she gets bored with them they simply get pushed aside and that’s very sad and dangerous for their well being.

    She’s a horrible example as a pet owner. I hate that she basically started the trend of young women buying small dogs like Chihuahuas to put in handbags and specialty dog carriers and “wear” them like accessories, and usually without a thought to the dog’s needs. Apparently the shelters were inundated with a lot of those dogs after the girls got tired of them or the trends changed and they were no longer the “in” accessory. Poor things.

  22. mj says:

    Designer dogs are part of an awful, vapid, and cruel movement. Their bodies often can’t sustain organ development so they suffer constantly until they meet a premature end. It’s revolting to support their continued breeding at any cost.

  23. dragonlady sakura says:

    For the love of God, someone rescue this adorable dog before she accidentally kills it!

  24. Cupcake says:

    This reminds me – what’s up with Karl and Choupette?!?

  25. Micki says:

    Well, she definitely has love for “a specialty breed “.
    I would appriciate her hoarding pets more if they were rescue animals . The overbred races are magnets for health problems. I guess she has to buy a matching bag now.

  26. QQ says:

    The Best you guys was that she posted in Tumblr about helping Name him and the replies were like:

    Accessory # 48736543

    Irrelevant Hilton

    Human Society Rehome

    Pet Semetary Hilton

    and so on

  27. Danskins says:

    She’s so disgusting and pathetic.

  28. lunchcoma says:

    Neither. Words like “gross” and “sad” are more what comes to my mind.

    Ordinary Pomeranians are perfectly lovely dogs, but these extreme tea cup variations are never healthy. Even leaving aside issues of inbreeding, many of these dogs have bodies that are too small for their organs to function properly. The puppy is cute, sure, but the price of that cuteness is a shorter, far less healthy life.

    I understand the push to adopt dogs from rescues as well, but in cases like this, I think it’s also important to emphasize that adopting a healthy dog from a responsible breeder is a more ethical choice than seeking out tea cups and other designer breeds and supporting their breeders with your money.

    • Erinn says:

      I have a hard time getting behind any animal that ‘shouldn’t be’. As much as I loooove bulldogs, they’re so unhealthy. If an animal needs AI and c-sections to reproduce, it shouldn’t exist. If the bulk of a ‘breed’ is ridiculously unhealthy, or bred as a mutant, there is a serious issue. Bug eyed dogs with eyes that can pop out of socket, animals with faces so flat that they can’t breath or eat properly – that kind of thing.

      I majorly side-eye all of the ‘designer mutts’ as well. If you’re rescuing an ‘accidental’ crossbred dog, that’s fantastic. My parents have a labrador mixed with a golden x shepherd cross. She’s one of the most fantastic dogs, ever. Mutts are fantastic animals. The issue is when you have people breeding their cutesy named dogs. My MIL/FIL/SIL spent $600 on some back yard bred “MORKIE”. A yorkie, maltese mix. Do they call it a Yorkie, or Maltese mix? No. They call it a stupid morkie which just perpetuates the designer dog label. If you need to buy a dog with a cutesy name, you shouldn’t be buying a dog.

  29. 237 says:

    2004 called. They want their accessoire back.

  30. smcollins says:

    The puppy’s adorable, but I agree, it’s nothing more than an accossory to her. Once the novelty and public interest wears off the poor little thing will never be seen again.

  31. KatyD says:

    I honestly think there should be a law against teacup breeds. It’s cruel to solely breed dogs for tiny cuteness, and not care at all that they will suffer from terrible health problems. They are living beings. Can you imagine if we did this to children? Create designer babies who will be super-models but then suffer from liver failure? I wish some people would stop seeing animals as disposable toys and see them as members of the family. I can’t stand Hilton for promoting this stupid trend.

  32. Veronica says:

    Not cute or stupid, more like horrifying given her history with pet care. How long until she gets bored and leaves this one in the back yard to die?

  33. Bread and Circuses says:


    And an incredibly cute tribble, but I suspect that animal will have a lot of health problems. At least this one is a boy so he can’t accidentally get pregnant; he wouldn’t have space to gestate anything larger than himself, which is basically every breed, including fellow Pomeranians.

  34. Jillian says:

    I believe that this cute dog story is intended to distract us from the fact that Costa Rica just accused her parents of being drug dealers.

  35. Anastasia says:

    Rescue dogs are amazing. We adopted Lucy when she was a puppy with horrible kennel cough. She had to be taken care of night and day, ran a really high fever, I was at the vet all the time, it turned into pneumonia in both lungs, she was on antibiotics for so long, and we weren’t sure she d make it (she was also severely malnourished when we got her from the shelter).

    I’m happy to say she made a full recovery and now she’s an adorable, healthy, energetic two year old! She’s so ugly she’s cute (one blue eye, one brown eye, and the craziest coat colors I’ve ever seen). Part goat–she eats anything, so we have to be careful. But the joy she’s brought us is indescribable. We want her to live forever.

    Paris and other like her don’t know what they’re missing. Rescue dogs are truly special.

  36. LeAnn Stinks says:

    Unfortunately, Paris paid big bucks to a broker who admits that all of her “teacups” come from Korea. MS Puppy connection and the Jung puppies are other places that deal with that, and if google them, all these animals look strange with huge eyes like Anime.

  37. Aries_Mira says:

    My first dog was a rough collie that I got through a farmer who couldn’t give her the time or attention she needed. Grooming-wise, rough collies are intensive! She was five when I got her and she is halfway through her seventh year this year. I did luck out because she was already spayed when I got her, and tattooed too. She is incredibly gentle, smart, and very, very loving. She’s housebroken and easily picks up new commands.

    If I get a second dog, I will definitely look for one from a rescue or from a family that needs to be re-homed. But I will say this: rescue and/or adoption fees range from $300 – $600 in my area (depending on the age of the animal). Yes, that includes spay/neuter, vet clearance, micro-chip, etc. but I can get a pure bred puppy from a registered breeder along the same price. If the time comes, it will depend on price just as much as the animal itself.