BOSTON (CBS) – Uber in Boston just got more animal friendly. The ride-hailing service announced Tuesday that it’s launching Uber Pet in the city.
For $6, riders can make sure they have an Uber driver who is willing to accommodate their pet. Previously, people taking a pet along for their ride may have had their trip canceled if the driver had allergies or another reason for not wanting animals in their car.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
“Uber Pet makes it easy for riders to easily communicate their preference of bringing an animal onboard to drivers,” a spokeswoman said.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Only one pet is allowed per trip and Uber recommends they are leashed or in a crate. Riders could be charged a cleaning fee if their pet makes a mess or damages the car.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH
All Uber drivers are still required to allow service animals to ride at no extra cost.