Sign up for our free newsletter
Come Wednesday, ride-share company Uber will deliver puppies in D.C. and six other U.S. cities as part of its “Puppy Bowl” to help get humankind’s best friends adopted into loving homes.
Locally, Uber has partnered with the Washington Animal Rescue League and Animal Planet to transport the pups between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the District, app-users will have to enter “PUPPIESDC” to access in the promotion.
“Once the puppy squad and their coaches arrive, you and your friends will enjoy a 15 minute cuddle huddle,” Uber explains in a post on its blog. “PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space ready for Team Ruff and Team Fluff gametime!*” The company notes that users should make sure their coworkers are cool with dogs and not allergic to them, additionally suggesting “a dedicated room for puppy playtime.” The promotion costs $30 for fifteen minutes.
As is usual with adorable dogs—as owners can attest to—”demand will be high as many will want to play with these cute little canines.” So the Puppy Bowl could end up being more like the Puppy Lottery, but, hey…you never know.
According to Uber, 70-plus puppies were adopted in the last such event, and more than $12,000 for shelters raised.
Screenshot courtesy of Uber