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

Uber’s reach.”

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

the area

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.