Event Details

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Liberty Park, Erie

Register to walk

Download a walker sponsor form

All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and you must be able to show your pets current rabies tag. Park regulations require all dogs to be on a leash of 6 feet or less at all times. Puppies must be at least 6 months of age. Also,do not bring female dogs in season.

Cleanup bags and doggie water stations will be provided.


Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks:
12:55 p.m.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Activities before and after the Walk
Refreshments and water/soda
Franklin Fund Basket Raffle
Door prize drawings
Prizes for top fundraisers

Sidewalk around the amphitheater

Rain or Shine
The Walk event will be held rain or shine,
so please dress for the weather.

All participants who bring in $25 or more
will receive one free official Because You Care Walk for
Animal Rescue T-shirt.

Your contribution will be used to provide the spay/neuter, as well as veterinary care, food and other items needed to care for the dogs and cats at Because You Care. We suggest starting early and collecting money as supporters sign your pledge form. All donations, no matter how small, are welcome!

Under 14
Walkers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Because You Care's 22nd Annual

Walk for Animal Rescue

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Liberty Park
Registration, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Walk starts, 1 p.m.
Enjoy food, entertainment, a DJ, vendors and activities during and after the walk.

Walkers are asked to solicit donations to support their participation in the Walk. All walkers who raise/donate $25 or more will receive an official Walk T-shirt. Special prizes will also be awarded the walkers who raise the most money. And for every $50 you raise for Because You Care, you will receive a chance to win a Taste of Erie basket stuffed with hundreds of dollars' worth of gift cards to local restaurants.

The Annual Walk for Animal Rescue, as Because You Care's largest fundraiser, provides funds needed for the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned and abused animals, including veterinary care, food, and supplies throughout Because You Care's operating year. 

Planning to walk? Register 

Want to support Because You Care's Walk?

Be an Event Sponsor

Be a Vendor at the Event

Franklin Fund Basket Raffle

 Come out to the Walk and take a chance on some great baskets, many worth more than $100! Proceeds benefit the Franklin Fund.  Click here to see this year's list of 13 baskets up for grabs.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Platinum Paw:


Special Thanks

Emcee Sammy Stone of 93.9 The Wolf
Millennium Sound
Presque Isle Tent & Table

Gold Paw:

Animal Friends

Silver Paw:

Animal Ark Pet Hospital
Animal Kingdom
Animal Hospital of Waterford
Burton Funeral Homes
Contemporary Landscape Designs
Erie Animal Hospital
Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union
Glenwood Pet Hospital
Hagan Business Machines
Harley-Davidson of Erie
North East Animal Hospital
Pet Plus Lawn & Garden
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Twinbrook Animal Hospital / VetCor
Union City Pet Hospital
Wagner Giblin Insurance Agency
Werkbot Studios