CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville is raising money in support of rescue dogs. The hospital hosted its 8th annual Charity Dog Wash on Saturday and raised nearly $5,000 for The Companion Animal Fund.

More than 50 people brought their pups by for a nice bath and blow dry, nail trimmings, ear cleanings, and of course - a free bandana.

Veterinarian Garrett Wood says raising money for animal rescue organizations is important to him and he encourages others to rescue pets. "Making sure when you go to adopt an animal just trying to reach out to some of the local rescue groups in this area between Green Dogs Unleashed, Voices for Animals, and some other big groups."

Since 2005, The Companion Animal Fund has raised more than $200,000 for central Virginia animal rescue organizations.