BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 19: (CHINA OUT) A pair of Chow Chow dogs, each worth over 100,000 yuan (about USD 12,406), are seen at a pet market on March 19, 2006 in Beijing, China. According to state media, with the country’s pet population growing fast, analysts predict that the market potential for the “pet economy” in China could reach a minimum of RMB 15 billion (about USD 1.86 billion). (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)