My family is full of dog lovers. We had dogs growing up and then we had a fur-kid of our own, Sophie, for twelve years when our kids were growing up. She was the light of our lives for twelve years. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and miss her.
And while we yearn to have another, at this point in our hectic crazy lives we just can't swing it. We sit in hope that when the kids get out of college and grad school that they will take the plunge...and we can puppy sit as grandparents!
We've often talked about how fun it would be to just "adopt" a dog for a couple of days or so, just to get our fill. Soak up the love but not have the full time responsibility that comes from having, basically, another kid.
So you can imagine my sheer delight when I heard that Uber was partnering with local shelters in select markets to give you fifteen minutes of play time. Evidently this has been going on for months; can't believe I missed this!
Just like you can click to get a ride, you can now click to get a pup, or two. Of course, just in case you decide to extend your playtime to a permanent gig, there are adoption forms on hand and at the ready.
Click here to see a video covered by NBC News. "It's like delivering Christmas!"
Brilliant for the dogs and the shelters to help give loving homes to deserving beings.
Brilliant for Uber to elevate its brand and honestly combat some of the negative commentary that's been put out there. I'm not sure anything except puppies could reverse search engine results around unions, surge pricing, and safety concerns.
Puppies, puppies, puppies!
To be honest, I'm not sure I'll partake because I have a feeling that puppy would be on a one-way trip and never go back. So I'll do it when I'm ready :)
Good going, Uber. Now that's a reason to light up the internet.
What's your experience? JIM.