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Waggin' Cents Pet Program at TNConnact

tnConnect understands that pets are part of the family, and you want the best for them. Pets are wonderful companions, but owning one is a big responsibility that includes a financial commitment. Not considering grooming, accessories, or toys, simply feeding your pet can be very expensive. See more on the expenses of various dog food brands here.

That’s why tnConnect created Waggin’ Cent$, a pet program designed especially for our members with 4-legged family members. In today’s economy, pet owners need all the help they can get to properly care for their pets. The program consists of a savings account to help save for pet expenses. Waggin’ Cents also offers reduced-rate loans for unexpected expenses, such as major vet bills.  It also offers Pet Insurance through Healthy Paws.


This account (on the member’s savings account) provides a specific place to set aside money for expenses, such as annual vet fees or pet medicines. Funds can be allocated to this account via payroll deduction, making budgeting easier on the member!


It is estimated that 1 in 3 pets will require unexpected veterinary expenses each year – tnConnect wants to help with these unplanned, and often expensive bills. Our reduced-rate pet loans offer 24 months to repay – we believe this is a better alternative than financing offered through your vet’s office.


This handsome fellow is Loki!  He is an 11-year-old Newfoundland, and with that adorable face, it’s easy to see why the Newfoundland is one of the world’s most beloved breeds.  This majestic but gentle boy’s favorite things to do are play with his toys and love on his mom!

Loki also loves to swim and play in the lake; not surprising, since Newfoundlands are born swimmers, and strong enough to save a grown man from drowning.  Obviously that sort of working-breed background requires a lot of calories, and Loki is most happy when he gets his favorite breakfast of Eggs and Bacon!

Loki loves the mountains, and the Smoky Mountains are his favorite, where he can take short walks with his mom and dad.  He is protective of his Sissy and Brother and barks at them a lot!

The great English poet Lord Byron, who owned a Newfoundland, described his dog Boatswain in this way:  “Who possessed Beauty without Vanity/Strength without Insolence/Courage without Ferocity/And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices”.  After seeing Loki’s picture, we can understand Lord Byron’s love and devotion to this gentle giant of a breed!

Pet Spotlight


Interested in submitting your pet for our Waggin’ Cent$ Pet Spotlight?  Submit your pet here.