The Pennsylvania SPCA is teaming up with Uber for its second Puppy Playdate on Thursday, May 19th. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Uber users in Philadelphia (including Center City, Old City, the Navy Yard, University City, Conshohocken, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill) can open the Uber app, slide over to PUPPIES and request 15 minutes of “pawsome” playtime for $30.00. Every dollar earned from the event will be directly donated to the Pennsylvania SPCA and their lifesaving mission.
This will mark the second time the PSPCA and Uber have partnered in this unique way to find forever homes for adoptable puppies and raise funds for the PSPCA, which is 100 percent donor funded. In August 2015, 11 puppies were adopted and over $1,500 was raised for the PSPCA. The PSPCA and Uber followed that up with kitten playdates in October 2015, resulting in 21 kitten adoptions and over $4,000
“At Uber, we love finding ways our technology can delight the public and advance worthy causes like that of the Pennsylvania SPCA,” said Jon Feldman, General Manager for Uber Pennsylvania. “All you need to do is open the app, hit request and get ready for a doggone good time. We expect demand to be high, so if you don't get a pup right away, please sit patiently and keep barking. "
“We have been thrilled with our partnership with Uber, not only in finding homes for adoptable animals, but for creating awareness for our adopt don’t shop philosophy,” said Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. “The best part of these partnership days is bringing moments of joy to animal lovers throughout the city, and ultimately finding homes for the puppies. This day often extends into increased
adoptions for all of our animals – kittens, adult cats, puppies, and adult dogs – a wonderful side effect of Uber’s reach.”
Here’s how it works:
1. Open the app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 the PSPCA
2. Request the PUPPIES option. Please note: Puppies can only be delivered to offices, no private residences will be accepted
3. Once the puppies arrive, requesters will get to enjoy 15 minutes of puppy love. PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space ready for puppy playtime and make sure no other animals are in the area
4. Found your new furry family member? All puppies are eligible for adoption at the PSPCA Erie Avenue location, 350 East Erie Avenue, from 3-7 p.m.