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.