This Animal Shelter Wants Pokémon Go Players to Help Walk Its Dogs

Jul 12, 2016

An animal shelter in Indiana is seeking avid Pokémon Go players to help walk adoptable dogs while they play the popular smartphone game.

The Muncie Animal Shelter on Tuesday appealed to gamers on its Facebook page, asking those who are on the hunt for rare Pokémon to step forward and help real-life animals get exercise as they pursue the game’s fictional creatures. Pokemon in the game are scattered around the real world, meaning players have to walk around to find them.

Read More: Here’s How to Play Pokémon Go

“Trying to hatch an egg or catch rare Pokémon? Come down to the Muncie Animal Shelter to walk one of our dogs while you get your steps in!” its Facebook post reads. “Just come to the front desk and say you are here for the Pokémon dogs!”

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!

Posted by Muncie Animal Care & Services on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Facebook post has been shared more than 1,700 times. The offer stands daily between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the shelter said.

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.