PSPCA, Uber Team-Up For 'Afternoon of Puppy Playdates' in Philly - NBC 10 Philadelphia

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PSPCA, Uber Team-Up For 'Afternoon of Puppy Playdates' in Philly

Thursday, UBER and the Pennsylvania SPCA teamed up to offer some “mobile puppy playtime.” NBC10 Photojournalist Matt Maiorano has the story. (Published Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015)

How would you like to play with puppies and help pets available for adoption at the same time?

Well, if you’re in Philadelphia Thursday, you can do just that!

Uber and the Pennsylvania SPCA are teaming up to bring puppies to offices in the city of Brotherly Love.

The best part is that all the proceeds will go to the PSPCA.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Uber customers in Philadelphia can open the Uber app, slide over to “PUPPIES” and request 15 minutes of playtime for $20 from one of eight cars in the area that will have one to two adoptable puppies.

“UberPUPPIES is a fun and interactive way to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause,” said General Manager Lindsey Kling, Uber Philadelphia. “We are excited to use the power of our platform to connect pet lovers to puppies in need of a forever home.”

Every dollar is directly donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

“We are happy to add Uber to our network of organizations that are supporting our work to find permanent homes for the 5,000 animals we rescue every year,” said Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. “The best part is that every puppy is immediately available for adoption and there are many more animals to choose from – puppies, adult dogs, kittens and cats – at each of our three locations.”

Here are the specifics:

Open the app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Request the PUPPIES option. NOTE: Puppies can only be delivered to offices. Once the puppies arrive, requesters will get to enjoy 15 minutes of puppy cuteness. TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space ready for puppy playtime and make sure no other animals are in the area.

All puppies are eligible for adoption at the Pennsylvania SPCA Philadelphia headquarters on Erie Avenue after 3 p.m.