Uber set to deliver puppy love to work with help of local shelter
Inside the Elmbrook Humane Society is Anastasia, a lab mix. She's one of four UberPUPPIES.
"They're about three to five months old, full of energy, obviously, as most puppies are, very social," said Anita Alfaro, development director.
They're social, cute and looking for love at a new home, which is the main reason the humane society jumped at the opportunity again.
Not too long ago, they did it with kittens.
"All of the kittens out in the field were adopted within a week of that event and most of them went to people who saw them at the kitten snuggle time," she said.
So how do you get canine cuddle time?
Simply request "puppies" in the Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, February 12. Deliveries will only be to offices. You can then spend 15 minutes of play time for $30.
"That $30 then will get donated back to Elmbrook," Alfaro said. "We obviously need a lot of food and supplies to keep animals fed and healthy, cleaning their kennels."
It's one dog per car and staff will accompany each of them. There's even a bag full of supplies, complete with blankets, water, dog treats and toys.
Alfaro said Elmbrook helps about 2,100 animals each year and they only want to see that number grow, but adopters must be beyond infatuated.
"It's a time commitment and they need to be ready for that because we wouldn't want to see that animal come back," said Alfaro.
The four UberPUPPIES will be up for adoption after Friday's event. They'll be available on a first-come, first-served basis.