The Avatar Lending Program, or ALP, is The Daily Neopets' signature lending service to help our members get new avatars! We currently lend almost all the item avatars, and are saving for a Bony Grarrl Club to add to our items-for-lending. On the pet front, we run chain lends for every pet, petpet, and petpetpet avatar :)
Get ahead and read over our policies, then request the item you wish!
ATTENTION — The ALP team would like to remind you to ensure we can contact you when you apply for a lend. If your inbox is full, your neomail is sent to Neofriends only, you're silenced, or you are under 13, please change these settings or provide alternate contact information. If we are unable to contact you, your request will get deleted.
We have another exciting announcement! A very generous TDN user has been kind enough to donate a Malevolent Sentient Poogle Plushie (TCG) to the Avatar Lending Program! Because it's a high-value item, the lending rules and procedures will be much like those we have in place for the Bony Grarrl Club. For full information, see the full requirements on the ALP site here.
» on 11 July at 12:16 pm NST by Emily
|Super Awesome Fun Time News|
Hey guys! Guess what?
We have a new Bony Grarrl Club for lending!
Due to the extreme deflation of the item, I was able to pool the ALP funds with some of my own and replace our club. We've now been able to finish replacing everything that was stolen last summer, so all items we have listed will be available for lending again. I'm still working on trying to get TNT to look at my ticket, but for now, lending can fully resume as per usual.
Because of the problem we ran into last time, I'm going to take a few extra precautions when lending the item this time (full details will be explained in the email we send when we're ready to set up the lend), but the basic requirements can still be found here. Because of the drastic deflation (the club is now worth about 20% of what we paid last time), requirements to borrow have also been loosened a bit, so if you didn't qualify before, check out what's changed and apply again!
» on 14 March at 6:11 am NST by Emily
|Avatar Lending Program Front Page Fixed|
We apologize for the wonky appearance of the ALP front page since ~31 January. This had to do with our front page news export that is streamed from TDN Forums. We had to make some system changes.
Now... we're in tip-top shape. It's all fixed. Thanks much!
» on 2 February at 12:31 pm NST by Ian
As some of you may remember, back in the summer, someone got into my account and took all of my high-end lending items, including the BGC.
» on 9 December at 5:59 pm NST by Emily
|No Pet Chains for October!|
I regret to inform you that chains will not be running for the month of October. This is because of a few reasons.
Recently there have been several accounts frozen, which I'm sure you're all aware of. Because of this we feel that it is best to hold off on running the chains as we do not want to lose any of our pets and cause further delays while the lost pet(s) get replaced and aged. Additionally I have only received 4 requests for this month for different chains and that's not enough to risk running the chains. If everything goes according to plan, we will be running chains in November regardless of their size. So please continue sending in your requests and remember you may join up to 4 chains per month as long as you have enough transfers.
We apologize for this inconvenience!
ALP Pet Team
» on 5 October at 2:04 am NST by Mouseykins
|Suspended Pet Chains|
We regret to inform you that we have 4 pet chains that will not be running in October. Due to a couple of reasons. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Any requests received for
Thank you for your understanding and patience!
ALP Pet Team
» on 22 September at 7:16 pm NST by Mouseykins
|September Pet Chains Delayed!|
This is a few days over due and I apologize for it.
Our pet chains for this month will indeed be running, though a few days later then normal. Life has gotten extremely busy for our staff running the ALP Pet Chains. Now that my oldest is in school 2 days a week I will have some extra time and will get to the lends on Tuesday. If you've sent in tickets and haven't received a response, expect one to be sent sometime on Tuesday. I will be going through all tickets in our system to make sure no one gets missed, so if you still wish to join a chain this month you have until Monday night to get your requests in.
Additionally chains will be running regardless of how many people are in the chain!
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please direct them to myself through a PM.
ALP Pet Lending Team
UPDATE: Neomails have now gone out, but I'll still be taking requests for September as long as they're submitted tonight before midnight NST.
UPDATE: Chains are now being scheduled so please reply to your Neomails as soon as you can.
» on 10 September at 7:07 pm NST by Mouseykins
|Ruki - Mummified Chain Unavailable!|
Unfortunately the owner of our Ruki has had his account frozen for unknown reasons. A ticket has been sent to TNT to get this sorted out. In the meantime because our Ruki is on this frozen account it will not be available for lends until further notice. We're hoping TNT resolves the ticket swiftly, but this may not be the case.
I'd like to ask that if you need this avatar and haven't requested it yet to please wait until we've reopened lends so our requests don't get cluttered.
At this time we are not looking for a replacement pet, and if it comes to that I'll make a separate post.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
ALP Pet Lends
» on 23 July at 12:39 pm NST by Mouseykins
|Houston, we have a problem...|
As one of the primary lenders for the ALP, many of the items for lending are on my account. The other day, I came online to find I was logged out of my account. I didn't think anything of it, as I had just finished cleaning out my PC (including dumping temp internet files and cookies). I collected my interest, and left for the day. Today, when I went to set up lends, I logged in to find all of my high-end ALP items missing. These are also, sadly, the items that get the most requests. I of course changed my password right away (as I do every few months anyway for security), but the damage so far, has been done.
I've sent off a ticket to TNT, as they have been returning items for some people in light of the many accounts that are getting compromised, so there is still hope. But for now, until I get things sorted out, certain lends have to be suspended until I can replace the items. Requests that are in the queue waiting to be filled will stay in the queue until I'm able to replace the items, so don't panic if you don't hear from us, but we won't be accepting new requests until I can sort out the item situation.
So far, the items affected include:
-Bony Grarrl Club (this one hurts, and if TNT is able to return anything, I'm hoping it's this)
-Zafara Double Agent Plushie*
-Faerie Queen Doll*
*Another staff is looking into helping with these items, so they don't need to be suspended yet, but as of right now, no new requests will be accepted for Meowclops or BGC lends.
I'll keep you all informed as I get more information. Explained the situation thoroughly to TNT, so I'm hoping they'll be able to help us out soon.
» on 2 July at 6:40 pm NST by Emily
|Changes to Avatar Pet Lending!|
Due to some recent unforeseen circumstances and changes in our staff, you may have noticed your Pet Requests have been going unanswered or are a couple months after you've sent in your requests. I would like to offer you our sincere apologies for any inconveniences this has caused. To help overcome these obstacles we've assigned a new leader for our Pet Lends. For now and the foreseeable future pet lends will be handled monthly by Deboratibi and occasionally myself.
Currently we are still unable to offer the Grey + Huggy chain as we are still waiting on the pesky little Huggy to age. Stay tuned for updates on this chain.
Earlier this evening Deboratibi has sent out neomails to those who sent in tickets, please respond as soon as you can so she can get the chains lined up and set for June. Chains will not be running this month due to the large amount of people that need to be notified and we are starting late this month. By running them next month it gives us more wiggle room in case there is a delay with the chain.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
ALP Pet Team
» on 11 May at 9:49 pm NST by Mouseykins