One of the main obstacles for pet owners is the movement of their animals, especially when they do not have their own vehicle. In some cases, in addition, this trip is not exactly for pleasure, but of vital importance, for example to go to the vet.
Since a little over a month ago, a service provided by the Taxi application was running so that customers can travel accompanied by their pets. The company is applying the same initiative. Since this benefit is underway, more than 1,500 trips with pets have already been made. Of the three thousand taximeters that work with this application, about 600 accept to move the animals. From the firm explained that the drivers accepted that people travel with their pets, aware of how complicated it is to move them in Zurich in other means of transport. For the taxi from Zurich airport these pets are also allowed.
The modality seeks to make the experience of traveling with pets in a taxi comfortable, easy and safe. Even the company conducted a survey among its passengers and more than 90 percent said that this new initiative is positive.
Following the strong pet friendly trend that exists in different areas, we join to give pet owners alternatives to move. In this way, among other things, they will be able to go to places that are farther from their homes.
What is it about?
The proposal includes taking a pet (only small or medium domestic pets can be moved) per passenger.
The condition is that they must be moved in a blanket, transporters, bags, purses or backpacks. It is also preferable not to feed or give water to the animals before the trip, to avoid inconveniences.
The cost of the service is 15 pesos additional to the traditional travel rate.
How to use
- This free download and use application searches for the vehicle closest to the taxi user, in addition to granting the data of the vehicle and the taxi driver.
- Upon entering the application, the passenger can choose the option of a pet-enabled taxi.
- The indicated vehicle can be easily distinguished with a fingerprint.
- The passenger will be responsible for the general condition of the animal, in the same way he will have to guarantee his custody and welfare.
- The passenger receives all the vehicle information: patent, name and photograph of the driver. You can also follow the taxi’s route in real time.
Lots of benefits
- Several studies confirm and highlight the positive impact that the presence of pets has on productivity.
- According to science, having a pet and petting it frequently helps reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
- In that sense, pets became an integral part of the family.
- Going on vacation with the pet, for example, is a trend that grows in the world.
- This current is occurring in all public spaces, bars and even offices that are rapidly transforming into pet friendly spaces.