Did you know you can actually lease a dog or cat? But it comes with the risk of hidden fees that could lead to repossession.
was very heartbroken. Tammy, Harrington and her daughter, Savannah Derby lost their dog in a car accident. We had a dog, he wasn’t even a year old and he got hit by a car. So to fix that broken heart, they headed to the puppy place in Springfield massachusetts and fell in love with buttercup and Layla. We just played with these ones. The two shits cost over $3000. So when the pet store offered a financing option, they signed up without reading the fine print. If you got approved, then they could use that towards the dogs. It’s a practice known as pet leasing, but many shoppers don’t know the details or the hidden costs. I think when people hear leasing, they think of a house or a car, not a pet. Is this similar? It’s exact same thing as leasing a car. You pay a month at a time unless you agree to buy out the dog. Um, for of course an additional amount of money. You technically do not own the dog. The lease agreement clearly stated that if Savannah wanted to own her dogs, it would cost her over $6,000, more than double if she paid up front. But she says the pet store never gave her any paperwork. The puppy place could not be reached for comment. It has now closed. They didn’t give us any information actually just fill this out and you can take them home on the computer like a car being repossessed. They said they had no choice but to turn buttercup and Layla over to the dock and humane society, They sleep in my bed. I mean they’re not dogs, they’re my kids. I’m sorry, But Daykin Humane Society knew that pet leasing though legal in 42 states was banned here in Massachusetts. When I called them to say, you can have your dogs back, it’s okay. They were just so excited. They started crying when NBC News reached out to my pet funding, the leasing company that financed tammy and Savannah’s dogs, their voicemail said they were no longer offering financing for new customers. Experts suggest asking questions and be aware of what you’re signing. You obviously want to scrutinize information that’s in front of you very carefully. Ask for the contract to be printed out, which is often not done. Come on Savannah’s message. After this emotional ordeal, I would just speak up and fight before just giving up your dog puppy love worthy of a forever home savannah sellers. NBC News