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Uber's new feature to let drivers know that passenger will be bringing pets

Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 10, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- Uber is offering a new feature here in the Tampa Bay area for those who want to ride with their pets, according to a report from TechCrunch.

The rideshare company launched a pilot program called “Uber Pets.” Passengers who use the feature can bring any household pets with them on their trip.

A surcharge between $3 to $5 is added to the ride. Drivers can opt in or out of the feature.

This pilot program only applies for non-service animals. Riders with service animals will not be issued a surcharge.

The new feature kicks off October 16 in Austin, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tampa Bay, according to TechCrunch.