UberPuppies! What exactly is UberPuppies? You’ve guessed it, puppies on demand delivered straight to your workplace.
Between 12-4pm today anybody with an Uber account can order puppies to be delivered to their workplace for 15 minutes for fun for a $40 fee. Teaming up with the Purina Pets At Work mission to deliver puppies to spread the love across eight cities in Australia for a limited time only.
It has been scientifically proven that our furry friends are shown to decrease stress and increase productivity in the work place. Many pet friendly initiatives have been adopted in offices across Australia making it less uncommon to work alongside animals. Of course, almost everyone is smiling when dogs are around which can bring a sense of calm to an often-stressful and busy working environment.
The goal of the initiative is to encourage the adoption of pets and help to raise funds for local animal shelters. In fact, all the puppies taking part in the UberPuppies initiative are up for adoption and in need of a new home. The proceeds of the special delivery will be donated to shelters in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, The Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, The Sunshine Coast and Sydney.
Of course, if you are worried about the puppies welfare fear not. This is a limited time initiative with successful requesters being subjected to screening to ensure the puppies safety is a priority. The biggest danger however may be just how many people fall in love with their new fury friends!
Current student in the Master of Marketing program at the University of Sydney Business School