S’porean Man Puts Up Shiba Inu For Adoption But With Alleged $5,000 Fee
A quick search online suggests that dog adoption fees in Singapore typically range from $70 – $250.
But if the adoption fee amounts to thousands of dollars, does it still count as an adoption?
A Singaporean man posted on Facebook giving his Shiba Inu dog up for “adoption with fee”. Unbeknownst to potential adopters, the “fee” is about $5,000. Yeah, that’s crazy.
“My lowest acceptable price is $4,500”
When questioned by an interested adopter, the man claims that the high adoption fee is because his Shiba is a supposedly rare cream-coloured one.
He then said that the lowest price he will allow is $4,500, and that he will wait for the best offer before giving his dog up.
However, we later learnt that having a rare Shiba Inu isn’t the only reason behind the insane adoption fee.
Unable to repay loan taken up to buy Shiba
A screenshot from the comments section revealed that the owner had taken up a loan to buy the dog for a whopping $5,888.
If you have to take up a loan to buy a pet – and such an expensive one – it really calls into question your financial ability to care for it.
The owner eventually resorted to putting his dog up for adoption at just $888 lower than price he paid for it.
Don’t get a pet if you can’t commit
Learning about this just leaves us with a burning question — why get a dog if you can’t afford it?
We truly hope this will serve as a lesson that it isn’t the best idea to take up a loan just to get an expensive dog. There are plenty of dogs in shelters that need a home. You would be doing much better if you decide to give one of them a home.
Pets are a heavy commitment, so unless you’re ready to commit, maybe reconsider your decision.