Law & Legal Issues

If you buy a puppy for a friend are you the legal owner?

Answer

Wiki User
08/08/2008

If you bought it at the request of the friend, then the friend is the owner. You simply acted as an agent. Your problem will be that you might not be able to return the puppy if the friend decides not to take it. If you bought it intending to give it as a gift, then until you hand the puppy over, you own it.