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Party for the Paws - A Fall Festival

Date: October 5th, 2024 at 1:23 PM
Party for the Paws - A Fall Festival



Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss...

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is scheduled for October 5th at 11am!

Tickets and more information at

This Dog and Family-Friendly Event Will Include:

  • Food Trucks Atacolypse, Happy Camper Snack Shack, Sundae Vegan Desserts and Smiley's Ice Cream Truck
  • Beer Garden receive two (2) free beers with paid ticket (ages 21+ only)
  • Live Music featuring Shani Bills and Charlie Meyer
  • Balloon Sculptures by Magic Steve
  • Caricatures by Bryan Toy
  • Face Painting by Rachelina Sunshine
  • Happi 92.7
  • WQLN Stream Machine Bus
  • Activities for Dogs & Kids 
  • Local Vendors selling homeade local goods 
  • Our Annual Franklin Fund Basket Raffle with 17 Large Baskets! (worth over $100 each). This basket raffle is the main fundraiser for our Franklin Fund which provides more extensive medical care to our sick and injured animals.  It's raised more than $52,000 over the past years.  Tickets will be available at the event.  
  • ...and so much more! 

Support Your Local Animal Rescue & Start Fundraising Today!

  • Participants who raise money for our animal rescue efforts will be entered into drawings for cool prizes from local businsees such as a relaxing day cruise on Lake Erie from Your Sailing Adventure, an evening out with dinner and an overnight stay at Bayfront hotel or an exciting discovery flight over Erie with Fundamentals Flight Training.
  • The money you raise helps support Because You Care's many rescued animals.  Including providing veterinary care such as: spaying or neutering, vaccines, flea and heartworm treatment and prevention.  It also helps maintain our adoption center - a temporary home for animals to live while they await their forever homes. 
  • Peer to Peer Fundraising can also take place online by having your donors make donations on the event homepage Peer to Peer Fundraising Here!  
  • Peer to Peer Fundraising forms can also be downloaded below! 

Fall Fest Donation Form Download

Vendor forms can be printed here.  The form can also be completed online by clicking this link. 


If you have any questions about vending please contact our committee at 


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