KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Soap suds, barking and a lot of pups, that's what the parking lot of the Kingsport Town Center looked like Saturday afternoon.

The 5th annual Wash and Wag hosted by the Sullivan County Humane Society is a way for them to raise money and awareness about spaying and neutering. Dogs up to 80 pounds could get a bath for a donation of $8 and any dogs over 80 pounds were $12. Organizers tells News 5 they came up with the idea for the event because they're constantly looking to raise money for the cause.

"The dogs love it because they're getting out and they get to smell other dogs and it's a totally different environment so it's just really stimulating, and the people like it because it's other people who really love animals," says Tina Pasquale with the Sullivan County Humane Society.

More than 80 dogs and their owners came through Saturday afternoon.