Hey Usher, you know you could have just gone to a shelter, right?!

It looks like the singer had his eyes on one very specific goldendoodle though and would do whatever it took to get her. As in, pay $12,000 for it! That's according to Daily Mail. This very possibly could have been the world's most expensive dog!

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All that money for the adorable pup all went to a very worthy charitable cause though. The $12K was part of a winning bid made last week in NYC at the charity gala for Pencils of Promise, which is endorsed by Justin Bieber and serves to provide education in impoverished nations including Laos and Malaysia. Usher even outdid Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr in the auction for the dog! "Poppy Raymond is what I'm think of namin her...however there are two gregarious three-and-four-year-olds that will have the last say...and the responsibility that comes with her," Usher tweeted in reference to his two sons.

Usher also donated a private dance lesson with him to the auction item list -- which two separate families won by donating matching bids of $65,000!

What do you think of Usher's $12K puppy purchase?

Photos courtesy of Getty Images and Pencils of Promise