On Friday, 3 June 2016, Johannesburg was abuzz with news that Guide Dog puppies in training would be making visits to Uber users.
For only R100, Uber app users were able to request 15 minutes of pooch playtime, for which every rand was donated directly to GDA. What’s more, Uber will be donating a percentage of their May trips to S A Guide-Dogs as part of the UberGIVING initiative.
24 Puppy Raisers with their pups were partnered with 24 Uber drivers. Between 10h30 and 13h30, they crisscrossed all over Johannesburg, bringing the joy to those few lucky enough to have their pleas for puppy love answered.
Having at one point been trending at the number one spot on Twitter, it was a very successful initiative that we hope to repeat in the near future.
Thank you to Uber, our Puppy Raisers, volunteers and the Uber drivers, we could not have done it without you! A big thank you also goes out to those of you who requested #UberPaws – thank you for your support.