Ride sharing app Uber is reviving one of its biggest public relations stunts of 2015, where it brings animals to people’s offices, only this time instead of kittens it’s puppies.
Uber today launched #uberpuppies, which as with last year’s #uberkittens will be part of a drive to raise funds and awareness for animal shelters.
The initiative launches today between 12pm and 4pm in eight locations around Australia, with people able to order 15 minutes of cuddles for $40.
The project has been sponsored by Purina’s Pets At Work and recipients will also receive an Uber and Purina gift bag.
In a post on its website Uber said: “Not only has it been scientifically proven that the furrier your colleagues, the less stressful and more productive your workplace is, but we’re also working with local animal shelters to find new homes for our furry friends.
“It will be anything but business as usual when these adorable canine-didates from animal shelters across Australia visit your office!”
To order a play people can select the “Puppy” option on the Uber app. However, they as with last year’s kittens initiative they must also answer a series of questions to check their suitability, including having a room to take the cat and making sure no-one in the vicinity is allergic to them.
The service is being rolled out in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coat, the Gold Coast. Perth and Sydney.
Cash from the initiative goes to the participating shelter, whilst people will have the chance to adopt the dogs.