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Pokemon Go craze benefiting local rescue organizations

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COLCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

There's a pretty good chance your kids have caught "jiggly puff" or wandered around looking for "weedle."

The "Pokémon Go" characters have gotten kids and adults off the couch, but a Colchester business owner wants people to bring their dogs along for the hunt.

Amid the Pokemon Go craze, the owner of Wizard of Paws, a dog therapy center in Colchester, had an idea.

"We want to see pictures of people walking their dogs outside with the Pokémon characters and they have to post it on our Facebook page,” said Debbie Gross, of Wizard of Paws.

She said people will post a Pokémon with their pet and help a rescue organization of their choice.

Gross provides therapy treatments to improve the quality of life for dogs after surgery or to help older dogs, like 14-year-old Kahlua, who was getting laser therapy treatments on Tuesday.

"She hasn't complained about pain or she doesn't show any evidence that it hurts - lets you handle it touch it, nothing like that,” said Dave Carberry of Gales Ferry.

With the help of a partner, Debbie also started a dog exercise equipment business called Toto Fit, and now they want you to post your Pokémon pictures to social media and they'll donate $1 for each one to a rescue organization of the winner’s choice.

You can find Toto Fit LLC's Facebook page here. Their website can be found here.

For more information about Wizard of Paws, click here or visit their Facebook page here.

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