Animal shelter puts out call for Pokemon Go dog walkers

The mobile app Pokémon Go is currently the top downloaded free app in both Apple and Android stores. The augmented reality game allows smartphone users to track and catch Pokémon in real life. (Photo by Ruby Wallau/NPR)
The mobile app Pokémon Go is currently the top downloaded free app in both Apple and Android stores. The augmented reality game allows smartphone users to track and catch Pokémon in real life. (Photo by Ruby Wallau/NPR)

An animal shelter in Juneau is calling on players of the smartphone game Pokemon Go to stop by and take a dog with them on their hunt for creatures around the city.

The Juneau Empire reports Gastineau Humane Society employees say it’s a good way for people to collect Pokemon while allowing the dogs to get exercise.

The shelter put out a call for volunteer Pokemon Go dog walkers in a Facebook post last week, but has yet to see any come in to walk a dog.

The six dogs that are up for adoption at the shelter are available for a walk Monday through Saturday. The outing can be a short walk near the shelter or people can venture out on a nearby trail.

 

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