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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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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