Lady Gaga’s longtime dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot Wednesday in LA by a pair of robbers who stole two of the singer’s three beloved French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. The third pooch, Miss Asia, was not taken.
As fans grapple with whether this was a random dog-napping or whether thieves targeted the dogs for their celebrity, it begs the question — where does Lady Gaga live? And are dog-nappings and other robberies common in the area?
The answer to the latter is yes.
Dog-nappings across the state of California have been more common in the past few months than ever before. Specifically, French bulldogs, a breed which can sell for upwards of $10,000.
Due to their small, easy-to-snatch size and the breed’s popularity among celebrities, there has been a booming black market for the pups.
The “Devastated” singer, 34, is offering a $500,000 reward for any information about the dogs that leads to their recovery and has set up the email address KojiandGustav@gmail.com for tips. She was in Italy when she first heard the devastating news.
All of Lady Gaga’s homes are in California, with the exception of a New York pad where she only rented for a time.
Scroll through to see details inside her real estate portfolio.
Eccentric Frank Zappa house
$5.25 million | Hollywood Hills
Gaga bought the 6,700-square-foot home from the estate of the late musician Frank Zappa.realtor.com
Lady Gaga’s Hollywood Hills home is only 12 minutes from where the attack occurred.
Gaga was shooting her new film “Gucci” in Italy when the attack occured, but she has owned the Woodrow Wilson Drive home since 2016, when she bought the home for $5.25 million.
Gaga bought the 6,700-square-foot home from the estate of the late musician Frank Zappa who, not unlike Gaga, was known for his eccentricities.
The traditional Tudor exterior masks the sort of eclectic, wild, yet tasteful home that you would expect from a celebrity who is known for meat dresses.
The home has a rooftop tennis court, double-height art gallery, decks and patios, greenhouse and a swimming pool.realtor.com
The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home has a gorgeous sky-lit kitchen, a double-height art gallery, a rooftop tennis court, a greenhouse and a swimming pool.
Plus, the home has some one-of-a-kind eccentricities, like a garden with a dragon mural and porthole windows and doors sourced from real submarines, according to the listing.
Zappa built a recording studio in the house called the “Utility Muffin Research Kitchen,” sourcing pieces from the Beach Boys’ recording studio, according to the Concert Database. Zappa even mentioned the storied studio in his hit “The Muffin Man.”
The studio was once called the “Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.” realtor.com
Frank Zappa himself recorded some of his most famous works in this studio.realtor.com
The home has a dragon mural and porthole windows and doors from submarines.realtor.com
Robbery rates in the 90046 neighborhood, the location of both Gaga’s house and the robbery, are 192.9 per 100,000 — elevated even for California, where robberies occur at 132.4 per 100,000. Dog-nappings in the area have been on the rise, though.
Additional amenities include two guest houses and a staff apartment, according to the listing.
The home also comes with a private massage room. Lady Gaga has detailed her health issues relating to her back pain in her 2017 documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two.”
Gaga’s Hollywood Hills house is eclectic.realtor.com
A ping-pong table sits in a covered, semi-opaque sunroom. realtor.com
Gaga has owned a home on Woodrow Wilson Drive since 2016, when she bought the home for $5.25 million. realtor.com
The home also has two guest houses and a staff apartment. realtor.com
Malibu palace with Batcave
$22.5 million | Malibu
It’s also possible that the dogs could have been staying at her Malibu house — the most recent social media post featuring them on the account @valleyofdogs was hashtagged #Malibu.
Gaga bought this more remote 10,000-square-foot home in September 2014, and it is most known for being the place Gaga penned the contract for “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper. It was also featured in the documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two.”
The palace has only three bedrooms, with other spaces converted into dressing and storage rooms for her Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace wardrobe — one devoted exclusively to leather, feather and black clothing, according to Realtor.com.
The palace has only three bedrooms, with other spaces converted into dressing and storage rooms for her Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace wardrobe.SplashNews.com
She purchased it from Warner Bros. consumer products division founder Dan Romanelli. Romanelli added a Batcave-like lair in 2005 with a secret door and passageway from the living room. It has an 800-bottle wine cellar, a home theater and a two-lane bowling alley.
The Malibu space also features a saltwater pool and hot tub, dining and sitting patios, and rose gardens with ocean and mountain views. The master suite has two fireplaces, a private terrace, two bathrooms and a walk-in closet.
It also has accommodations for Gaga’s horse, Arabella, with a dressage ring, a horse barn, tack and feed room, riding arena, four grass-sun pens, two grazing pastures and riding trails, according to Realtor.com.
Gaga bought this more remote 10,000-square-foot home in September 2014, and it is most known for being the place Gaga penned the contract for “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper. SplashNews.com
New York City townhouse
$67,500/month | Chelsea
The Chelsea townhouse spans six floors and 11,000 square feet.realtor.com
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, rented this New York City penthouse for a $67,000 a month, according to Zillow, and is reportedly the only person to have ever stayed in this building, which was built in 2016.
This five-bedroom, 12-bathroom home was first listed for $36.8 million in 2016 and was marked down to $29.5 million in 2017, according to property records. It appears that the building finally scored a buyer in September 2020, though their identity has not been disclosed.
A twinkling chandelier peeks into the kitchen.realtor.com
The kitchen has two large marble islands. realtor.com
The sound-proof theater has vaulted ceilings. realtor.com
The 34-year-old’s former Big Apple pad spans 11,000 square feet over six stories, not including 2,000 square feet of outdoor space.
The kitchen has two marble islands, seamless appliances, dual sinks, two wine fridges and a twinkling chandelier peeking in from a cut-out in the floor above.
Additional alcohol storage comes in the form of a 400-bottle wine cellar, two wet bars and several wine fridges, according to the listing.
The spa has a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym.realtor.com
The first-floor garage is more like a showroom, with beautiful lighting and glass walls showcasing the cars.realtor.com
The carpeted 14-seat theater comes with vaulted ceilings, sound-proof walls and a projector mounted to the ceiling, creating an unmatchable large-screen experience.
The living area features an oversized electric DaVinci gas fireplace to warm you up during the winter days.
And the owner’s suite has black marble flooring, intricate designs, a walk-in wardrobe and a dressing room, according to the listing.
The owner’s suite has a walk-in wardrobe and a dressing room.realtor.com
The living room has a DaVinci gas fireplace.realtor.com
The Chelsea townhouse has a large dining area.realtor.com
The luxury apartment also comes with a convenient indoor pool, a steam room, sauna and gym.
And something unheard of in New York City: The home also features a room to park your car.
The home also has 2,000 square feet of outdoor space (not pictured) and expansive windows that let in natural light. realtor.com
The home previously belonged to designer Karim Rashid.realtor.com
The house has 12 bathrooms. realtor.com