The Luxurious Life of Israel's Pampered Pooches

Spas, acupuncture and fine dining are par for the course for these dogs, whose owners spend more on them than most Israelis earn in a month.

Dana Freeman, a 33-year-old publicist, spends about 2,000 shekels per month ($570) on her dog, Coco. Coco (whose full name is Coco Chanel Freeman) eats a strictly organic diet, which accounts for most of the monthly budget. Freeman also has three cats, on which she spends about 1,500 shekels per month, per feline. That brings her monthly total of pet expenses to about 6,500 shekels, which...