Uber Puppies Return to Philly Area Thursday – $30 for 15 minutes of puppy play
That’s “pawsome”! Uber & the Pennsylvania SPCA team up to offer Puppy Playdates to Business Professionals throughout Philadelphia
Businesses in Philadelphia, Conshohocken, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill presented with opportunity to order 15 minutes of playtime with adoptable puppies; 100% of proceeds benefit $30 for 15 minutes of puppy play
PHILADELPHIA, PA. May 17, 2016 – The Pennsylvania SPCA is once again teaming up with Uber to bring
some pretty adorable stress relief to professionals throughout the Philadelphia area on Thursday, May
19, by bringing puppy playdates back! Offices in Philadelphia, as well as Conshohocken, King of Prussia
and Cherry Hill will have the opportunity to book puppy playdates by using the Uber smartphone app for
15 minutes of pure puppy love.
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. 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
Here’s how it works:
1. Open the app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19
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
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.