12:01 April 26, 2022
Traveling across London with a pet can be a logistical challenge, but it is now possible to drive your dog in an Uber, thanks to the latest addition to the on-demand taxi app.
Following trials in Europe, Uber launched the Uber Pet on Tuesday (April 26). The service allows riders at Uberx to opt for an extra £ 3.20 surcharge that lets their pets join the ride. Selecting the “Uber Pet” option will notify the driver that there will be a pet running next to it.
To celebrate, Uber will partner with Highgate-based charity All Dogs Matter to donate £ 1 from each Uber Pet trip to the charity.
Ira Moss, general manager of All Dogs Matter, said: “Uber Pet is a really exciting new service that can guarantee that your dog is able to ride with you in an Uber. Receiving £ 1 from each Uber Pet travel in April will make a huge difference for us as a charity.”
The launch of Uber Pet will not affect Uber’s service animal policy. Passengers with service animals should request their Uber ride as usual.