Perth Pet Taxi: an Uber service to transport your pet door to door

Perth Pet Taxi: an Uber service to transport your pet door to door
Perth Pet Taxi: an Uber service to transport your pet door to door

ARE you having trouble getting your pet to and from vet appointments, or getting them off to the airport for a flight interstate?

Ballajura man Terry Butts can help.

He’s just launched an Uber-style transport business for pets – Perth Pet Taxis.

Mr Butts noticed many people having trouble transporting their pets safely, especially if either the owner or their animal was elderly.

“Many elderly people who don’t drive, or people with disabilities have pets but no way of getting them out and about,” Mr Butts said.

“Often they struggle to get their pets to the vet or even to the beach for some exercise.

“Since we launched in May, the demand has been incredible.

“I thought it was a good idea, but I didn’t think I’d be run off my feet.”

Perth Pet Taxis has two vehicles on the road and services areas from as far south as Mandurah to Alkimos in the north.

Mr Butts said one of the more interesting jobs he had done was to transport a pet snake to its new home.

The service is also available in emergencies to transport pets to 24-hour vets.

“The pet taxi has a custom built pet carrier designed to transport a tiny little guinea pig to an 80kg Great Dane,” Mr Butts said.

“The work is fun and the broad range of animals is amazing.

“Most of our customers are from the wagging tail variety and love to travel in the custom built pet taxi and more times than not their owner jumps in the front.”

To find out more phone 0498 358 676 or go to www.perthpettaxi.com.au.