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Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet, Uber’s pet friendly option, officially launched today in Australia and across select cities in New Zealand. The feature officially launches on the Uber app after successful trials across cities in New Zealand and Australia. Uber Australia and New Zealand general manager Dom Taylor said the response to the Uber Pet trials had been “incredibly positive”. “It was clear that for many pet owners, especially those without their own car, simple things like taking their pet to the vet or visiting friends and family…

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Pets allowed on Auckland trains after overwhelming public approval

Pets allowed on Auckland trains after overwhelming public approval

Passengers in Auckland, New Zealand are now able to bring domestic pets enclosed in suitable carriers or pet dogs that are leashed and muzzled on board. Auckland Transport had carried out two trials and surveyed train customers before it announced that its trial of pets on Auckland’s trains became permanent. Stacey van der Putten, Group Manager of Metro Services says the majority of people who completed the survey, support having pets on trains, with only 12% opposed. “Our customers have…

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Dog and human fly in the sky on parasail to celebrate end of isolation

Dog and human fly in the sky on parasail to celebrate end of isolation

Residents of Bay of Islands, New Zealand who happened to look skywards recently may have been surprised to see a west highland terrier fly past at a height of about 300 meters. The New Zealand Herald reports that the dog Rascal flew on a parasail with pet parent Colette Kershaw, to celebrate the end of Covid-19 isolation and to support another Bay of Islands business. Rascal was clipped into a dog harness for the 10-minute flight. While the 7-year-old pooch…

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