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Colonial Williamsburg goes to the dogs

Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 17, 2016

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The streets of Colonial Williamsburg were flooded with canines this weekend to help raise money for the Heritage Humane Society.

The days activities started with the Dogs of DoG Street Halloween costume contest where dogs, and their owners, strutted their stuff on stage to take home the title of top dog.

News 3's Kristen Crowley was invited to judge the event and says there were so many amazing costumes!

The winner of the costume contest was Duke, dressed as an adorable helping of Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Other top dogs that stole the show, and the hearts of our military men and women, were the "Salty Dogs" who rolled in on the USS George Washington CVN-73.

The ship was designed to honor owner Susan Milligan's family. She did this as a  loving nod to her dad and brother, career aviators; her husband, a career Seabee; and her son, who is a sailor aboard the USS George Washington!

The event brought out hundreds of dogs and thousands of people out to raise awareness.

Everyone gathered their dogs and marched through the Revolutionary City with George Washington and his dog Liberty.

The event raised over $700 dollars for the Humane Society and eighteen animals found forever homes this weekend as well! All in all it was a tail wagging good time!