Grab Singapore Launches GrabPet So Furry Friends Can Come Along For Rides
Drivers are required to go through mandatory training in transporting animals in their vehicles.
Attention, pet owners!
Ride-hailing service Grab now allows passengers in Singapore to take their furry friends with them for rides via GrabPet.
Head of Grab Singapore Lim Kell Jay revealed that the beta release of GrabPet on 20 February is intended to serve riders who found it difficult to commute with their pets due to "limited transportation options."
"The needs of our users, no matter how niche, are important to us," he added, according to Business Insider Singapore.
While GrabPet rides start at a steeper fare of SGD14 (RM42), the company explained that this is due to the service's additional features
According to the company, GrabPet Beta is the first pet transportation service in Singapore that includes additional insurance coverage for pets onboard.
Driver-partners under GrabPet are required to go through mandatory training in transporting animals in their vehicles by Singapore's leading dog trainer Patrick Wong, the owner and founder of Waggies dog training school.
The cars of drivers will also have a foldable back-seat cover, adjustable leash, a microfibre towel, and air fresheners to ensure that it is hygienic for both animal and human passengers.
A maximum of two medium sized household pets, up to 41cm in length, or one large sized pet, larger than 41cm in length, are allowed on each ride
The animals, which must be approved by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), need to be leashed or placed in a crate, and accompanied by a rider, Mothership reported.
Several dog breeds, including Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds must be muzzled while being transported.
Birds are not allowed on rides as the air fresheners used in cars could pose health risks to them.
To book the services, a user need only choose the GrabPet option on the app and include pick-up and drop-off locations
Just like Grab's regular car services, GrabPet will be available for on-demand bookings throughout the day, subject to driver availability.
Current Grab drivers have the option to become GrabPet drivers by toggling the service on or off through the app.
According to Coconuts Singapore, Grab will donate SGD3 from every GrabPet ride to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Singapore for the next month.
Users using GrabPet will also be able to receive SGD3 (RM9) off with promo code ‘LOVEPETS’.
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