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Don't plan on it. I used to be a Uber driver just to try it out and I did it 4-5 times out of curiosity. However, when Uber forced me to allow dogs in the car (service dogs), I said no way and canceled my driver status with them.
 

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Don't plan on it. I used to be a Uber driver just to try it out and I did it 4-5 times out of curiosity. However, when Uber forced me to allow dogs in the car (service dogs), I said no way and canceled my driver status with them.

This is kinda f*cked up to do, but you can initially give them a ride. Rate them 1 star afterwards and report them over something made-up and Uber will never match you up with them again. I didn't mind giving service dogs a ride with my old car. But once I get my new one, I'm not sure about it myself. Probably shouldn't feel too guilty because Uber will just match those riders up with 100s of other drivers on the road who are willing to accept them.
 

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This is kinda f*cked up to do, but you can initially give them a ride. Rate them 1 star afterwards and report them over something made-up and Uber will never match you up with them again. I didn't mind giving service dogs a ride with my old car. But once I get my new one, I'm not sure about it myself. Probably shouldn't feel too guilty because Uber will just match those riders up with 100s of other drivers on the road who are willing to accept them.
I realized that as well because a friend of mine provides cars to drivers and warns them against it. Eventually something on a regulatory level might happen, I just hope Uber/Lyft deal with it well as to not discourage people from becoming drivers.
 

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This is kinda f*cked up to do, but you can initially give them a ride. Rate them 1 star afterwards and report them over something made-up and Uber will never match you up with them again. I didn't mind giving service dogs a ride with my old car. But once I get my new one, I'm not sure about it myself. Probably shouldn't feel too guilty because Uber will just match those riders up with 100s of other drivers on the road who are willing to accept them.
Now this would be lying, wouldn't it? Not something that I would do as I (and everyone else) am accountable to Jesus Christ, and if I do it to the least of them, I've done it to Him. (Matthew chapter 25)

There are many many people with service dogs. Giving one or two or three or four a bad rating (and lying about it) to discourage other drivers to pick them up would just make it difficult for those individuals to get the ride they need (and in some cases desperately need). I would think that many drivers would be happy to help them. Not sure why you would discourage this for people in need.
 

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Now this would be lying, wouldn't it? Not something that I would do as I (and everyone else) am accountable to Jesus Christ, and if I do it to the least of them, I've done it to Him. (Matthew chapter 25)

There are many many people with service dogs. Giving one or two or three or four a bad rating (and lying about it) to discourage other drivers to pick them up would just make it difficult for those individuals to get the ride they need (and in some cases desperately need). I would think that many drivers would be happy to help them. Not sure why you would discourage this for people in need.

I respect your honest nature and stance even though you don't want to give service dogs rides yourself.


But I am non-religious, calculated, and know it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. I know they'll be fine. I haven't done it yet because I haven't bought a new car yet. I'm not sure if I would do it, I'm on the fence about it. I know in my city, there are 100s or 1000s of drivers on the road, I think they'll be fine. Every time you request a ride on the app in my state, you'll get a driver almost automatically, that's how much people are willing to earn pennies on the dollar driving for Uber.
 

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I respect your honest nature and stance even though you don't want to give service dogs rides yourself.

But I am non-religious, calculated, and know it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. I know they'll be fine. I haven't done it yet because I haven't bought a new car yet. I'm not sure if I would do it, I'm on the fence about it. I know in my city, there are 100s or 1000s of drivers on the road, I think they'll be fine. Every time you request a ride on the app in my state, you'll get a driver almost automatically, that's how much people are willing to earn pennies on the dollar driving for Uber.
Thanks for sharing your perspective. I appreciate it. This kind of sharing is healthy for the forum.
 
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