Saddle River, New Jersey, is an affluent New York City suburb that is known for its elegant and expensive real estate. Many moguls, CEOs and stars have, at some point, made Saddle River their home.

Most of the homes for sale right now in Saddle River have dreamy amenities: Beautifully appointed rooms, and stunning architecture. And this 24-room, 25,000-foot mansion is no different.

Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
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Like many other homes in the area, it’s organized around a two-story central gallery and has a massive chandelier, large pillars and marble floors. The ceilings and walls of the home have elaborate custom design moldings, as you would expect in a property such as this. And there’s a stunning indoor pool, natch, flanked by 220-foot-high waterfalls.

Equally unsurprising are the three master bedroom closets — one for her everyday clothes, one for her evening attire and one for his clothes. As far as luxurious mansions go, there’s no big news there.

Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
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But what does makes this stone-clad masterpiece so unique is its pet quarters. The pet rooms in this mansion are devoted to the owners' three dogs and a cat. Some of the amenities include a grooming room complete with a bathtub and an automatic dog door that allows the animals to come in and out as they please when they feel like frolicking around the 4 1/2-acre manicured property.

Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
Zillow / Listed by Jason Pierce, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International
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The owners’ cat also has her own room with a bed (obviously), and plenty of fun kitty toys. The cat’s room, like that of the children’s bedrooms, is located on the second floor. The cat, who is especially pampered, has a connecting door to the master suite, where her owners can pamper her anytime they so choose.

Now I’ve heard of pampered pets, but how many pet owners will devote precious mansion space to their pets’ comfort and luxury needs?

The home was originally listed for $19 million in 2012 then lowered to $14 million, and now can be snatched up for a measly $12.5 million. I know it’s a lot of money. But for many pet lovers, that’s a small price to pay for the ultimate in pet opulence.

Check out the full Zillow listing here.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: