As the Pokémon GO craze grips the world, it seems everyone is getting in on the action, including some of the dogs at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Ria and Drowzee
Ria catches a Drowzee


Battersea dogs Ria and Abbey, who are both searching for their forever home, enjoyed a morning walk in Battersea Park today (22 July) and were joined by some unusual companions – including Drowzee, Oddish, Psyduck, and Pidgey, all characters from the augmented reality game Pokémon GO.

Abbeyand Psyduck
Abbey finds a Psyduck

Greyhound Ria and Staffordshire Bull Terrier Abbey – both six years old – have been at Battersea awaiting new homes since April. Rehoming and Welfare Assistant Danielle Hopkins commented, “We decided to take Ria and Abbey Pokémon hunting as they have such great temperaments and get on well with other dogs and people. As we expected, it turns out they are very friendly with Pokémon too!”

Abbey and Oddish
Abbey pictured with an Oddish

Volunteer dog walkers Nicola Noakes and Tracey Morgan were on hand to walk Abbey and Ria, while Pokémon Trainers turned their attention to trying to catch ‘em all.

Hunting with Abbey

If you think you could offer a home to Ria or Abbey, read more about them on the Battersea website.

Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home


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