Uber customers in select cities can now bring their pets along for the ride thanks to new feature


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The popular ride sharing service called “Uber” is experimenting with a new feature that is sure to make animal lovers happy.

According to The Verge, customers in select cities will now be allowed to bring their pets in the vehicle.

Before they had to ask the driver ahead of time and if they said no the ride would be cancelled.

“We anticipate cats and dogs to be the most frequent, but Uber Pet allows for any kind of animal to be brought on a trip — at the drivers’ discretion,” Uber said in a statement given to the Tampa Bay Times. “Riders are responsible for their animals’ behavior during an Uber Pet trip.”

There will be a surcharge of $3 to $5 when they go to select the “Uber Pet” option on the app, The Verge reports.

Drivers can choose whether or not they want to offer that service.

Service animals are exempt under state and federal ride and can ride at no additional cost.

The following cities are taking part: Austin, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tampa Bay.

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