Shanghaiist lost count long ago of the number times we’ve thrown very unladylike expletive-laced fits in the middle of sidewalks when the umpteenth cab driver we’ve tried to hail has taken one look at our adorable, amazingly well-behaved-in-cabs pups and sped off. Seeing this China Daily headline (“Taxi wants to serve your pets”) got us all excited before we realized it was not a service available in Shanghai. The pet-centered cab service is run by a very sympathetic (and savvy) entrepreneur in neighboring city Nanjing:
The man, surnamed Fan, said he was inspired to start the business after seeing taxi drivers refusing to let passengers carry their pets with them in the car. Fan and his friends started soliciting business on the Internet in November. He said holidays are the peak times for business. Fan received four to five calls per day during the Spring Festival holiday. His car can accommodate two large dogs at a time.
Just one car? Maybe Mr. Fan can start up another one-car branch in Shanghai.
Photo from certo6.com.