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October 9, 2019 01:00 pm GMT

Getting an Uber with your pet just got a lot easier

Ride-sharing with Fido the dog or Muffins the cat can be frustrating for everyone involved — from the driver to fellow passengers — but a new Uber mode should make it easier to bring your pet on a trip.

Starting Wednesday Oct. 16, Uber Pet is a new test ride option available in Austin; Denver; Nashville; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Philadelphia; Phoenix; and Tampa Bay, Florida. 

Uber Pet is essentially a built-in communication tool so you don't have to call or text the driver you're matched with and hope they'll be cool with a pet joining the ride. Instead, by selecting "Uber Pet," you'll see the rate for taking your furball with you (there's a pet surcharge tacked onto your normal fare) and know that the ride picking you up will accept you and an animal passenger. It'll be an option in the same place that UberX, Uber Pool, and other types of rides are listed on the app.  Read more...

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