On Saturday August 13, the Kwik Car Wash location in Littleton, CO teamed up with The Pooch Mobile dog grooming service in an effort to raise funds for Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS). Nearly 50 dogs were washed this year, and $1,150 was raised at the location’s fifth annual “Dog Days of Summer” event.

Kwik donated 50 percent of all car wash sales during the event to the cause, while The Pooch Mobile offered free dog washes with all donations going to YAPS. Kimberly Schlichting of Through Your Eyes Photography was on site capturing all the special moments of the day.

YAPS is a pen-pal program that matches pediatric oncology patients with dogs and cats who have survived cancer or other serious medical conditions. Children and pets (via their owners) establish relationships and communicate through letter writing.