Uber, DogVacay Tie To Help Animal Shelters

In a move which brings two of the hottest online, peer-to-peer marketplaces in the area together, ride service Uber and dog boarding marketplace DogVacay said today that Uber will donate $5 for every ride to help animal shelters on National Dog Day--August 26th--for riders who use DOGVACAY as the promo code for their ride. DogVacay said that the $5 for each ride--taken in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Central LA--will go towards the nonprofit group STARTrescue. STARTrescue helps relocate animals from overcrowded shelters in high-kill shelters in Southern California to areas more likely to find people willing to adopt dogs, in the Pacific Northwest.