By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An organization that helps save Philadelphia’s homeless pets held one of its biggest fundraiser today Saturday at the Navy Yard.

Thousands of dogs participated in PAWS’ 11th annual Mutt Strut.

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The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, holds a 1.5 mile dog walk and fall festival each year to raise money to save animals lives all year round.

There was a talent competition and costume contest too. Samoyed Shilo is a grand champion show dog. He was dressed like King Tutt.

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“Shilo and I are here because we want to see the animals get saved,” said Shilo’s owner, Diane Pecca, of South Philadelphia. “Any donations people make, we feel, go to a good cause.”

And there were dogs up for adoption. Sefra Gibson from West Philadelphia went home with Ichabod.

“He’s about four years old. He is a poodle mix and he was a stray,” she said. “I’m changing [his name] to Charlie.”

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More than $120,000 was raised for PAWS.