While the cool cats are ride-sharing with Uber and Lyft, plain old Pet Taxis are busy shuttling our fur-bearing friends hither and yon... but how do they pay the fares?   

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

 

1) Attaxi Dog

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

We won't try to explain why pets need taxis, we're just glad – overjoyed, even – that such a concept exists. Still no cure for taxi drivers, however, as can be seen in the photo above where a Dog Taxi in Vancouver, Canada makes an illegal turn onto a designated bicycle lane. Bow wow OWW! (images via Christopher Porter above and Elaine at top)        

 

2) Ruff Rider

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

This “Wonderful Taxi” from Japan could be a play on “wan wan”... the Japanese term equivalent to “ruff ruff”. All things considered, this could be a Toyota for a Toy Poodle or a Datsun for a Dachshund. (image via Hajime NAKANO)             

 

3) Dog Is My Co-Pilot

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

As if taxis for pets weren't enough, now we've got FETCH: the “4-Legged Limo” that advertises transportation to the groomer, vet, pet errands, kennel, and airport. Yes, the airport... flying furs class, no doubt. (image via Dancing Lemur)              

 

4) Mock Mobster

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

Most pet taxis operate like people taxis – the driver sets the meter and you pay by the mile. Then there's The Dogfather, where users make the driver an offer he can't refuse. Don't play ball and you just might find a horse's head on the back seat. (image via nullrend)             

 

5) Patch Purrfect

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

Across the pond in Belfast, Patch's Pet Taxi will ensure every pup gets to a pub before their Guinness loses its head. Regular two-legged Irish Rovers need not apply, must wangle another way to be whisked to their whiskey. (image via Donna)               

 

6) Wee Paws For Oncoming Traffic

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

“Walkies & More” offers busy pet owners a number of services including puppy care, cat feeding, and dog walking. Hmm, if you're paying 'em to walk your dog, why do they need a cab? So confused. (image via kenjonbro          

 

7) I'm Barkin' Here!

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

Sorry Ratzo Rizzo, no amount of New Yorker bravado can keep a New York City pet taxi from its appointed rounds. With any luck, the cab driver will be a young Robert De Niro in full-out Travis Bickle mode. You barkin' at me? (image via Ian Watson)               

 

8) German Shepherded

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

Your dog could have fleas; this beetle has dogs! If the window appliques are any indication, this cute New Beetle pet taxi from Ashland, OR can hold an average of three dogs – one each of small, medium and large. Cats don't appear to be welcome, however... not while the big dogs are riding shotgun. (image via Miguel Tejada-Flores    
        

 

9) Van Dogh

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

Here's another Dog Taxi from Vancouver – looks to be the same company as the Mini we featured earlier. We're guessing if you've got an English Sheepdog or a Great Dane, they send the van instead of the Mini. We also note they've parked right in front of a No Parking sign. At least no bike lanes were blocked this time. (image via Thomas_H_photo)                

 

10) Cab Scratch Fever

Pre-PAW-sterous Pet Taxis

For all those cat owners wondering why most of these pet taxis seemingly discriminate in favor of dogs, settle down: we got your Pet Taxi (cat version) right here! “Xena” looks thrilled to have the whole taxi to herself... just kidding, it's more like a case of cab-in fever. (image via Celeste Lindell

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