WARL, Uber team up to deliver puppies around D.C.

WASHINGTON — Want to play with a puppy without the long-term obligation? The Washington Animal Rescue League is teaming up with Uber and Animal Planet to deliver dogs to your doorstep for a good cause Wednesday.

For $30, D.C.-area residents can order a dog for 15-minute increments between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday. If it seems steep for some puppy one-on-one playtime, it’s going to a good cause: every dollar is donated directly to the Washington Animal Rescue League, a non-profit animal shelter located in Northwest D.C.

An added bonus: each dog is available for adoption.

“This promotion really raises adoption awareness for these wonderful animals ready to find their forever homes,” WARL CEO Bob Ramin said in a news release.

The canine convene comes days before Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XI — the annual TV program where puppies adorably rumble. The show airs opposite the Super Bowl.

To get in on the puppy delivery, open the Uber app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and enter “DCpuppies” as a promo code in order to unlock the puppy delivery option.

There’s more to gain than time with a furry companion. Participants will receive a “Puppy Bowl gift pack,” too.

Also, all participants are encouraged to share their pictures of the experience using #UberPuppyBowl.

Editor’s Note: WARL and WTOP are partners for the Pet of the Week segment where adoptable pets are showcased.

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Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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