Uber continues to innovate in Portugal and today launches Uber Pet: the new option that allows users to travel with their pets with the same standard of quality and safety as all Uber trips. The novelty is available in a first phase in Lisbon, Porto and in the Algarve region.
With this launch, Uber responds to a growing demand from users who live with pets. In Portugal, there are currently more than 2.8 million registered domestic animals, according to the Companion Animal Information System (SIAC).
Users will be able to select the Uber Pet as a new travel option within the Uber app, which will be presented as a standalone service alongside other products offered by the platform such as UberX, UberXL, Uber Green, Comfort or Black. The exact price and estimated waiting time before requesting the trip. With fares equivalent to the UberX mode, but with an additional fee of €2 for each trip, the Uber Pet option brings more comfort and tranquility when traveling with pets, as the driver must always be aware that he will be transporting an animal inside of the vehicle.
“Uber Pet is yet another example of Uber’s commitment to continuing to develop technology and innovation in Portugal while listening to and meeting the different needs of our users. With that, we want to offer another mobility service included, this time for those who need to travel with their pet in a safe and peaceful way. ” said Manuel Pina, General Director of Uber in Portugal.
Tips for traveling with the Uber Pet:
- Keep your dog or cat tethered with a collar, harness or in a pet carrier. If your pet is not a dog or cat, a carrier will be required;
- Help drivers keep vehicles clean for all users by using a blanket / towel to protect the seat and reduce the risk of damage or dirt;
- Ask your driver if they prefer where your pet should sit;
- Don’t leave your pet alone.