Getting by in New York City is hard, unless you are the pet of an eccentric rich person. Since long before Gatsby saw that green light at the end of pier, The Big Apple has been home to the excesses of the rich.

Not content to waste money only on themselves and loved ones, those who find extra cash in their coffers after they've had all the meals, facials, and drugs they can muster, often turn their financial attentions to their beloved canines. As a result, there are doghouses in New York City that you would mistake for penthouses, and puppy collars that would look more at home as a trophy wive's bracelet.

If they really are man's best friend, it might be time to borrow a few bucks: 10 Dogs in NYC Who Live Better Than You.

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