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Uber has made it easier to bring who along on your ride?

Answer: Your pet!

Beginning Oct. 16 in select cities, users requesting a ride through the Uber app will get the option to let their driver know there will be an additional rider. 

The new service, called Uber Pet, will allow riders to bring their furry friends along for the ride for an additional “small surcharge.” They just select the option when requesting a ride, and the driver will be informed that a pet is coming along. Drivers can opt out of the service if they choose in the app settings.

Uber Pet will be available in Austin, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tampa Bay, Fla. 

Kate is a senior copy editor in Northern California. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in professional writing from the University of California, Davis.
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