UBER might not be in Vancouver yet — but it’s hoping a puppy-driven publicity push will help win the city’s hearts.
The ride-share company is partnering with local dog rescue organization “CAARE” today — collecting donations in exchange for 15 minute visits with a puppy.
Sara Liebel with CAARE says she doesn’t care if it’s a publicity stunt — if it helps needy dogs find homes.
“I know that they’ve done this before. If it is, then it’s a good one. And either way it will benefit both parties so we’re happy with it.”
If you want to get your hands on a pup, it will cost you 30 dollars through the Uber app.
But Liebel says all the animals are up for adoption, and the big goal is to connect them with the right owner.
“Rescue is an important cause. And anything to raise awareness in a positive way we’re happy with that. The expectation is people might fall in love with them and want to adopt them, and it’s just really good exposure.”
UBER has yet to win approval in Vancouver to carry human passengers.