The owners of Natural Pet Supply in West Knoxville held a benefit dog wash Saturday.
The money goes to Love-Handlers Animal Sanctuary and the K-9 Bulletproof Vest Fund.
Organizers say these two charities need some extra help-- especially police officers who have canine partners.
"They work so hard and oftentimes their budget doesn't really provide what they need. A lot of time, their handlers or their officers' partners pay out of their pockets and maybe they really can't afford it. So we really want to help out our area officers and their dogs," said Valerie Whaley, owner of Natural Pet Supply.
That store has already raised nearly $5,000 for the cause.