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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 adorable cutie pie is Zoey Lumadue!  She is a rescued 8-year old Brussels Griffon, and her humans think her underbite is simply the cutest!  Zoey’s breed is naturally very intelligent, which factored into one of the reasons she got bored and dropped out of obedience school.  However, after back-packing in Costa Rica for a month, she considers her degree in Life to be much more valuable.

A lifelong Parrot Head, Zoey loves the beach and water, and her favorite song is One Particular Harbor.  She also loves to eat, which is why she always keeps Skinny Cow ice cream in the fridge.  Zoey frequently tires of having to walk, and much prefers it when her humans push her around in her pink doggie stroller.  Her parents think she is spoiled, but Zoey knows that’s how the natural order of things works.

Zoey’s favorite pastimes are extreme couponing, listening to vinyl records, receiving full-body scratches, and sleeping.  She is most happy when snuggled up with her momma; Zoey loves movies but falls asleep every time before the movie is over.  Zoey enjoys stretching out and taking up most of the king-sized bed, but it’s OK with her if her parents squeeze in with her.  Although she would never admit it, Zoey knows that she snores from time to time, and she believes Breathe-Rights strips should be taken off the market since they have done nothing to help her.

Even though Zoey is a chill little girl (after all, her mantra is “Keep Calm and Do Yoga”), sometimes she channels her inner hall monitor and has to know everything that is going on in and around the house.  In fact, her momma and daddy have given her an area of her own on the couch near a window, just so that she can look outside and stay informed!


Zoey Lumadue