05/15/2012 03:11 pm ET

7 Ridiculously Expensive Cat And Dog Breeds: Pricey Pets

There are more than 150 million dogs and cats in the United States and close to four in 10 homes count a feline or canine as a member of the family. Most of those animals were saved from shelters or purchased from a pet store, costing no more than $100 or so, but pet owners looking for more specific breeds can a lot more money than that getting a cat or dog with breed certification papers.

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