When you live in a city or travel a lot with your pooch, it can be hard to find pet-friendly transportation, hotels, and restaurants. While we may not be able to help you find pet-friendly hotels or restaurants we can help at least help you order an Uber or Lyft car that both you and your dog can enjoy!
Both Uber and Lyft let the decision to allow dogs in their cars rest with the drivers. This means that some drivers may decline you while others would be happy to oblige to your dog-friendly ride request. As Uber drivers use their personal cars to pick up passengers, you'll want to assure them that your pup will be on its best behavior! We have outlined the top 5 ways to make sure your pet-friendly Uber ride goes without any mishaps.
As an important sidenote, if you have a service animal, your driver is always obliged to take both you and your pet! However, we still recommend following the above steps to make sure your ride goes smoothly.
The Rideshare service Summon, also follows the above guidelines.
As of June 6th, 2016, Uber has begun allowing dogs in their cars in Istanbul, Turkey. The special service is titled "UberPet" and it is the same rate (plus a 10TL surcharge) as an UberXL. With UberPet you can easily bring your pet along without worrying about messaging and asking the driver first! Uber has equipped each UberPet driver with a kit including seat covers, lint rollers, etc so you don't have to worry about bringing your pet into a drivers car. If you are interested in this service in your hometown, let Uber know