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UBER PET: Passengers can now pay to travel with their pets throughout the UK

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

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Ride-hail firm Uber has launched its brand new UK service, Uber Pet, which allows passengers to locate an Uber vehicle that their furry friend can ride in.

Following trials across Europe, Uber Pet will now appear as an option in the UK. The new service is being launched as an in-app offering allowing riders to select an additional surcharge that lets their pets join the ride.

Selecting the Uber Pet option will notify the driver that there will be a pet riding alongside. The launch of the new service is the latest way in which Uber aims to support riders and make life more convenient for all users and their pets.

To celebrate Uber Pet launching in the UK, Uber will be partnering with All Dogs Matter and donating £1 from each Uber Pet trip to the charity to help more dogs and cats find their forever home.

The launch of Uber Pet will not affect Uber’s service animal policy, riders with service animals should request their Uber ride as usual.

How Uber Pet works

  • Uber Pet will be available from 26 April, 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.

  • At launch Uber Pet trips will attract a £3.20 surcharge in London and a £2 surcharge outside of the capital.

  • If you’re travelling with a service animal, there's no need to select UberPet and you should continue to select your regular Uber option.

Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK, said: “We’re really happy to be launching Uber Pet in the UK, bringing even more convenient travel options to our riders. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted it's the perfect time for new pets to get out and about again with you, no matter what your plans."

Ira Moss, General Manager, All Dogs Matter, said: “Uber Pet is a really exciting new service offered by Uber, being able to guarantee that your dog is able to ride alongside you in an Uber. Receiving £1 from each Uber Pet trip in April will make a huge difference to us as a charity and we’re really pleased to be involved with the new service.”


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