Due to COVID-19, our adoption center is closed to visitors. However, we are still doing adoptions by appointment for people with approved applications. To see the dogs and cats available or to submit an application, go to "Adopt."

Animal Rescue and Pet Adoption Center

Our Mission:  Because You Care believes in the value of all companion animals. 
As a progressive rescue and adoption organization, we adhere to the highest no-kill standards. We match rescued animals with their best possible fur-ever homes by investing in their health, rehabilitation, socialization, and well-being.

 Because You Care, Inc. is an Erie, PA, 501(c)3

Hours of Operation

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 1:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday - 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday - 3:00pm-7:00pm

Friday - 1:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday - 11:00am-3:00pm

Sunday - Closed

Become a Volunteer

Because You Care is a volunteer organization. We rely on the dedication and talent of people willing to donate their time on a regular basis. Our biggest need is for volunteers who are willing to plan and organize fundraisers and who can help set up, clean up and serve at events.

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Happy Tails

"This is Berklee (formerly Athena, on the left in the floral). We adopted Berklee in January 2017 after looking for a long time for just the right dog that matched our first dog’s (Boone) energy and … "
Nicole Le
Family Of Berklee
Erie, PA

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6041 West Road/P.O. Box 54
McKean, PA ,16426