At Uber we’re constantly imagining new ways to meet the needs of all riders, even those with four paws and a tail. So we’re excited to announce we’re piloting a new type of ride – Uber Pet!
Launching 10 March 2020 in Sydney and Brisbane, Uber Pet is specifically designed for pet lovers. This new product gives riders peace of mind that their much-loved companions will be welcomed along for a comfortable and reliable ride.
Not only is it a win for pet owners, Uber Pet also provides drivers who stay opted in to pick up furry friends with another opportunity to earn more. Uber Pet trips will attract a $6-7 ‘pet fee’ on top of the standard fare.
So next time you’re on your way to a pet-friendly pub, heading home from the vet, or on your way to doggy yoga – you can rest assured there’s a convenient way for both you and your furry friend to get from A to B at the push of a button.
And if riders and drivers like Uber Pet – we’ll roll it out nationally as a ‘paw’-manent option!
How Uber Pet works
- Uber Pet will be available in Sydney and Brisbane as a separate product in the Uber app. Simply request the Uber Pet product to be matched with a driver who is eligible and willing to transport you and your furry family member.
- During the trial, Uber Pet trips will attract a $6-7 surcharge (rates will vary by market).
- If you’re travelling with a service animal, you should continue to select your regular Uber option. Assistance animals are legally allowed to go everywhere their owner goes.
P.S. Uber Eats also has pet lovers covered. Our partnership with Coles means you can let your fingers do the fetching with snacks like schmackos and tinned treats for your four legged friends for times when you both want to stay at home instead.