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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Pets and Taxi Cabs in Cuenca Ecuador
A lot of taxi cab drivers do not want pets, especially big dogs, in their cab. Some of them don’t care, but most do care. Here in Ecuador many of the taxi drivers personally own the cabs they drive for hire. A lot of the cab drivers in Cuenca take great pride in the cleanliness of their cabs and some drivers will not stop if they see you have a dog. We know this especially to be true with bigger dogs.
We know firsthand of a couple here in Cuenca who was literally stuck in their apartment because there was no cab that would take their big 100 pound dog in the cab. After a few days of being passed by from the cab drivers this expat couple ended up having a local gal “pet sit” for them so they could go buy some much needed food and water at the grocery store.
On one occasion, another cab driver flinched when some expats we were with boarded the taxi with their small 25 pound dog. We all hurried in and sat down before he could say anything, but we could tell he was not too happy with having a dog in his cab.
A lot of dogs, big or small shed a lot of hair and it gets all over the seats of the cab, and if it starts raining, then that’s a whole other issue, they are animals after all.
It’s really just personal preference of the cab driver whether or not he’ll allow your pet in the cab. We just want to let you know that some cabs may just drive right by when they see you have a pet and especially if it is a BIG dog. We just want to make you aware of this before you move to Cuenca Ecuador with your pets, so you’ll know.
Posted by Discover Cuenca Ecuador at Wednesday, January 09, 2013