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I'm thinking about is using a site called www.Uship.com It's a freelance shipping company, kind of like Uber, but for long-haul deliveries.

They have a category for pets with people seeking rides to have their pets transported all across the US. I'm thinking about doing this sometime in the future, not for the money really.

I'd get a van and make it nice for the pets. I figure it's a good way to pay for traveling expenses, have some company on road trips and help families get back together.

Not sure I'll do it, but am thinking of it in a few years.

Are you thinking about doing anything a little different?
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    I'm thinking about is using a site called www.Uship.com It's a freelance shipping company, kind of like Uber, but for long-haul deliveries.

    They have a category for pets with people seeking rides to have their pets transported all across the US. I'm thinking about doing this sometime in the future, not for the money really.

    I'd get a van and make it nice for the pets. I figure it's a good way to pay for traveling expenses, have some company on road trips and help families get back together.

    Not sure I'll do it, but am thinking of it in a few years.

    Are you thinking about doing anything a little different?
    I would watch the margins Uber takes out Kurt, in AU, restaurants act like places where people can order their food and pick it up, but the margins are so expensive most retailers or coffee/restaurants are shying away from them, (Uber takes out 30%) not to mention the swiping the food before delivery issue.

    Obviously swiping a pet isn't an issue, but knocking off some of the dog treats,....perhaps?

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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      I would watch the margins Uber takes out Kurt, in AU, restaurants act like places where people can order their food and pick it up, but the margins are so expensive most retailers or coffee/restaurants are shying away from them, (Uber takes out 30%) not to mention the swiping the food before delivery issue.

      Obviously swiping a pet isn't an issue, but knocking off some of the dog treats,....perhaps?

      It isn't Uber, it's Uship and yeah their fees are a consideration. However, I wouldn't be doing it for a living. Just a way to help pay for travel expenses and I'd probably pick trips based more on destinations than earnings.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        It isn't Uber, it's Uship and yeah their fees are a consideration. However, I wouldn't be doing it for a living. Just a way to help pay for travel expenses and I'd probably pick trips based more on destinations than earnings.
        I take it that Wooster isn't on your list of destinations?

        Although with a 30km exclusion zone, around a nameless vacuum store, that sparks terror into children, worldwide, that reduces your options to Elmo's Extra Greasy Fish and Chip Emporium and Gas station on the edge of town.

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          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          I take it that Wooster isn't on your list of destinations?

          Although with a 30km exclusion zone, around a nameless vacuum store, that sparks terror into children, worldwide, that reduces your options to Elmo's Extra Greasy Fish and Chip Emporium and Gas station on the edge of town.

          Depends. If I get a job transporting a couple of rabid honey badgers, high on meth and an appetite for chubby "aged" white guys, I'd be more than happy to make a side-trip to Wooster.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            Depends. If I get a job transporting a couple of rabid honey badgers, high on meth and an appetite for chubby "aged" white guys, I'd be more than happy to make a side-trip to Wooster.
            You might want to rethink the high on meth part. Though it would be amusing to watch a honey badger tweak . It might get messy with them fighting imaginary bears .

            And vidieos of tweaking animals might get you killed by Peta and not the people for eating of tasty animals
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            Depends. If I get a job transporting a couple of rabid honey badgers, high on meth and an appetite for chubby "aged" white guys, I'd be more than happy to make a side-trip to Wooster.
            Interesting fact: Honey Badger was one of Claude's leading ladies in a number of his adult features. It was just a coincidence and her surname being Badger had no bearing on her preference for doing Glory Hole scenes
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            Depends. If I get a job transporting a couple of rabid honey badgers, high on meth and an appetite for chubby "aged" white guys, I'd be more than happy to make a side-trip to Wooster.
            This just came in....

            Wanted, Driver to transport two cats from a vacuum store in Wooster to Long Beach California, for the Mouse Eating Finals.

            The cats display benevolent tendencies, and may try to overturn the free world if left alone with a Laptop or PC, so constant distractions are required from the driver, as is a black belt certificate, and some tranquilizers.

            It is recommended that the driver gives the two cats an iPad with these movies...

            Cattiga
            Paw Wars
            The Sound of Meawing
            To name a few.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Kurt, might be a good idea. My only concern would be you'd need to keep it small so you have total control.

    Several years ago I used a service that came to your home 3 times a day and fed/played with your pets and let them out or walked them. The person who came to the house to sign me up was great. I was not told she would not be involved as they 'outsource' to 'locals'. It was not a cheap service and payment was in advance.

    I came home after 2 weeks to find a house that smelled horrible - with dog food and poos all over the floor. Dogs had not been taken out - food had been dumped in large quantities - and 2 of 3 water bowls were empty. Never again! It was a month before my dogs were back to normal and over the two weeks of neglect.

    Unless you have people you know very well this would not (in my opinion) be a business you could expand very much. But as a personal service might be good travel time.

    When you are at a point in life where you can pick up and go with little notice I think you would find customers. A dog is always a good travel companion in my view. they listen well and never argue.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      they listen well and never argue.
      Sounds like you've never had Boxers. They listen when they want and always want to argue.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Kurt, might be a good idea. My only concern would be you'd need to keep it small so you have total control.

      Several years ago I used a service that came to your home 3 times a day and fed/played with your pets and let them out or walked them. The person who came to the house to sign me up was great. I was not told she would not be involved as they 'outsource' to 'locals'. It was not a cheap service and payment was in advance.

      I came home after 2 weeks to find a house that smelled horrible - with dog food and poos all over the floor. Dogs had not been taken out - food had been dumped in large quantities - and 2 of 3 water bowls were empty. Never again! It was a month before my dogs were back to normal and over the two weeks of neglect.

      Unless you have people you know very well this would not (in my opinion) be a business you could expand very much. But as a personal service might be good travel time.

      When you are at a point in life where you can pick up and go with little notice I think you would find customers. A dog is always a good travel companion in my view. they listen well and never argue.
      Seems I haven't been clear on how Uship works. It's a shipping site where people list things they want to be shipped and independent contractors bid on the jobs with the "lister" picking a service.

      One of the "Transportation Needed" categories is for Animals, which has a sub category for Dogs. People want animals transported across the US for a variety of reasons, so they list a job offer on uShip.

      And people like myself can scan the available jobs and make bids. If your bid is accepted, you get the job.

      I wouldn't be setting up a business, I would be looking for pets that needed a ride to someplace in the Southern states in the winter and north in summer. Uship has already established the business.

      It's just a way to do a little traveling while getting some travel expenses. Ill still work online. And as a former cab driver, I'm pretty sure I'll like these passengers a lot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    boxers are like 2 yr olds - they are especially cute so they get by with it
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