Uber Is Doing Half-Price Rides with Pets Today to Celebrate National Take Your Dog To Work Day

However you spend the 9-to-5 grind, including singing Dolly Parton songs in your head, everyone’s working hours are always better with a pet. Had an average meeting? Rover will always be there for you. Stressed about a deadline? Patch’s purring will help soothe whatever ails you. Need to look at something other than a screen for a bit? Whatever kind of animal companion you have, they’re perfect for exactly that.

Most of the above situations lend themselves to working from home, as we’ve all enjoyed over the past few years — but if you’re back in the office, or at least out of your house and away from Zoom calls, you mightn’t have a furry, feathered or scaly friend on hand to help brighten up your day. Well, usually. Today, Friday, June 24, just happens to be National Take Your Dog To Work Day.

Yes, there’s a day for everything. Yes, you still have time to bring Fido with you today. And, to help — because wrangling an animal on public transport isn’t necessarily easy — Uber is doing discounted rides for everyone taking their pets into the office.

The half-price fare comes courtesy of Uber Pet, which launched in Australia back in 2020. To grab the deal, you’ll need to travel between 7am–7pm today — and, if you do so with your pet for company, you’ll nab 50-percent off your trip up to a total of $30 off.

The discount is valid everywhere that Uber Pet is available in Australia, which covers Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Hobart, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Wollongong and Darwin. There is a $6–7 ‘pet fee’ on top of the standard ride fare, though.

To get the discount, just go to the Uber app, click on your account in the bottom right corner, select ‘wallet’ and then scroll down till you hit ‘add promo code’. That code: FURBABY. (What else would it be?)

Each person can only use the code twice, but that’ll get you and Max to work and back.

And yes, your day just got better, obviously — for you and your fluffball.

Uber Pet is doing half-price rides from 7am–7pm today, Friday, June 24. For more information, head to the Uber website.

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