Siren: Uber Puppies are coming (again)

Last year’s effort raised $1,500 and 11 puppies were adopted because of the promotion.


Get ready for extra smiles this Thursday, because Uber is teaming with the PSPCA to bring adorable puppies to your door.

It’s the second year for the one-day special, which will benefit the animal rescue nonprofit and help more stranded dogs and cats find good homes. Fifteen minute “puppy playdates” will run you $30, and every cent goes directly to the cause. Last year’s effort raised $1,500 and 11 puppies were adopted because of the promotion.

It’s easy to get yourself some quick puppy love: Starting at 11 a.m. on May 19, just pop open the app to find a new option sitting next to “pool” and “black”: PUPPIES. Request it and watch the map as the cuteness approaches, then spend your allotted time with a fuzzy little pup. The promotion will be available through 3 p.m. that afternoon.

High demand is a given, so expect some delays, but Uber will do its best to accommodate all requests. Do note puppies can only be delivered to offices — no residential addresses are allowed. Also, it might be a good idea to have an enclosed space ready for the li’l critters, unless your office is already puppy-proofed. If you fall in love with your new friend, let the Uber folks know, and they’ll help you get the adoption process going.

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