Uber is launching 'Uber Pet' in NZ

trending 09/03/2020

Uber has announced that it's bringing 'Uber Pet' to New Zealand - and they're launching their first trial in Auckland from tomorrow!

Your furry friends can now hitch a ride with you. Whether you're on the way to the vet or off for a run in the park - there's a new way to get from A to B.

For $5 extra 'pet fee' -  Aucklanders will be able to request Uber Pet on the app from tomorrow. And if all goes well, Uber plans on rolling it out nationwide.

"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."

Here's how Uber Pet works:

  • Uber Pet will be available in Auckland 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 $5 surcharge
  • 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.

How pawsome!