Now, you can give your dri­ver a heads up you will be bring­ing a pet along.


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This sto­ry orig­i­nal­ly appeared on Engad­get

Uber is test­ing a new ride option called Uber Pet, through which you can give dri­vers a heads up that you’re bring­ing your pet along. Start­ing Novem­ber 16th, rid­ers in Austin, Den­ver, Nashville, Min­neapo­lis-St. Paul, Philadel­phia, Phoenix and Tam­pa Bay will see the option in the Uber app.

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You’ll pay a “small sur­charge” to ride with your fur­ry friend, though. You’ll see the fee on your receipt and Uber’ll add it to the upfront price if you choose that option.

It could help both rid­ers and dri­vers avoid any unwant­ed sur­pris­es. It might give you peace of mind that a dri­ver is hap­py to have a pet in their car and won’t can­cel as soon as they see your dog or cat (or anoth­er ani­mal). Dri­vers can opt out of Uber Pet if they’d rather not fer­ry them around, but those who don’t mind doing so will get a cut of that sur­charge.

It’s worth not­ing this does­n’t bring about any changes to Uber’s ser­vice ani­mal pol­i­cy. Rid­ers with ser­vice ani­mals won’t be expect­ed or required to select Uber Pet or pay the sur­charge.

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