WHO'S WALKING WHO--With six dogs in tow, Julie Austin of Fairfield, Calif. and owner of Davinci Canines, peddles her way along Willow Green Way Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. Austin handles dogs from around Solano County and uses the tricycle when she had a large group because they like to run. Unfortunately she had to cut the today's outing short due to the warm weather. (Joel Rosenbaum/The Vacaville Reporter via AP)
Cox Media Group National Content Desk
An animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana, is asking "Pokemon Go" users to walk shelter dogs while they play the game.
The Muncie Animal Shelter started the volunteer program Tuesday after the shelter director, Phil Peckinpaugh, was inspired by his 6-year-old daughter, Ruthie, and his 7-year-old nephew, who both play the game, ABC News reported.
"I started playing with Ruthie, and it was actually pretty fun," he told ABC. "Then the other day, while on my way to work, I noticed droves of young people walking around playing this game. I thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if all those people were walking with our dogs?'"
Peckinpaugh created the program Pokemon Dogs to push his idea.
He created a flier and posted about the program on the shelter's Facebook page. The Facebook post has been shared more than 25,000 times.
Come out to the Muncie Animal Shelter between 10am-5:30pm any day and walk an adoptable dog as you hunt for Pokemon and hatch eggs!