Dip-Dying Doggies — Celebs Kick Off Summer’s Newest Trend [PHOTOS]
When Emma Watson stepped out onto the streets of East London, she accessorized with her friend’s pink pooch, Darcy, who is raising over £10,000 for Breast Cancer care. The pup received a £90 semi-permanent dye treatment at Groom Dog City where owner Stuart Simmons says: “All the dyes I use are completely animal-friendly. They are made from a beetroot-based vegetable dye. Pink is our biggest color.”
The pink pooch turned a lot of PETA and animal rights supporters red in the face. Criticism stirred up controversy that the dip-dye was “harmful and cruel.” The “Harry Potter” actress, caught in the middle tweeted her opinion.
Simmons believes that this attention-grabbing trend will increase “doggy dyes” during the 2012 London Olympics. He expects a lot of requests for red, white and blue, saying: “I may be able to do the Olympic circles on poodles.” Traveling across the pond, here are Hollywood celebrity pet owners who have picked up the colorful trend and the craziest tie-dye dogs we could find.