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Nashville Uber riders can soon bring their pets along with them

Posted: 9:06 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 10:11:34-04
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Uber is testing a new pilot program allowing riders to bring a furry friend with him in Nashville.

The feature, called Uber Pet, was specifically designed for customers who own pets that are not service animals. Uber says the program does not replace the company's policy on service animals.

The program begins October 16 and is only being tested in a handful of cities outside Nashville including Austin, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tampa Bay.

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Uber Pet option in the Uber app.

Nashville riders using the Uber Pet feature will see an upfront $4 surcharge for using the service. Uber says drivers will see a significant portion of the surcharge for allowing pets into their vehicles.

Drivers have the option to opt-out of Uber Pet trips in their driver preferences menu.