Cargills plan to invest more than $500m in a new service canine program in the Bay Area.
The company is also building a new training center in the city of Oakland.
Cargill’s new program will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will help dogs learn how to navigate public transit, navigate streets and navigate traffic safely.
Cars will be trained to sit in designated spots and use a cane to help the dogs reach the vehicle.
Cats will be taught to sit and follow the dogs in the car to get around traffic jams.
The new program is being called the “Uber of service dogs,” Cargil says in a statement.
Cases have increased in the past year, with more than 2,400 cases in the U.S. being reported in 2016, according to a report by the National Association of Service Dog Trainers.