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."

Past Events and Fundraisers

Past Events and Fundraisers

Pre-Decorated Christmas Tree Raffle

Date: December 14th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Because You Care, Inc.
Pre-Decorated Christmas Tree Raffle
Winner at the 2019 Festival of the Trees! Win this pre-decorated Beautiful Tree for YOUR Christmas and many more to come!

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Photos with Santa

Date: December 14th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Location: Pet Supplies Plus -Harborcreek
Photos with Santa
Bring your well-behaved, leashed dogs, turtles, rabbits or cats -- to Pet Supplies Plus in the West Erie Plaza for photos with Santa Claus!

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Photos with Santa

Date: December 7th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Location: Pet Supplies Plus, West Erie Plaza
Photos with Santa
Bring your well-behaved, leashed dogs, turtles, rabbits or cats -- to Pet Supplies Plus in the West Erie Plaza for photos with Santa Claus!

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24th Annual Walk in the Park 2019

Date: September 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Location: Highmark Amphitheater At Liberty Park 726 W Bayfront Pkwy, Erie, PA 16507
24th Annual Walk in the Park 2019
Join us outdoors at Highmark Amphitheater at Liberty Park for food, a huge basket raffle, door prizes, dog costume contest and more. This is a major fundraiser for the animals at Because You Care.

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Erie Gives Day 2019

Date: August 13th, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Location: www.eriegives.org
Erie Gives Day 2019
Please choose Because You Care on Erie Gives day by donating at www.eriegives.org

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Purr, Wag & Wine

Date: August 4th, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Location: Lakeview Wine Cellars, 8440 Singer Rd, North East, PA 16428
Purr, Wag & Wine
Love Wine? Love Animals? Join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon at Lakeview Wine Cellars in Northeast with music by Ron Yarman

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See Spot Ride

Date: June 16th, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Location: Because You Care, Inc.
See Spot Ride
First Annual "See Spot Ride"- Bike Ride for Rescues will take place on the lovely backroads of McKean Township. Enjoy a 10-mile, 25-mile or a 40-mile ride through the back roads of McKean Township.

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Easter Bunny Pet Photos

Date: April 13th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Location: Pet supplies Plus-West Erie Plaza
Easter Bunny Pet Photos
Hop over with your dog, cat, chicken, turtle, or bunny to Pet Supplies Plus - West Erie, PA to meet the Easter Bunny

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Fiesta Time at Mad Mex

Date: March 12th, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: Mad Mex restaurant, Millcreek Mall
Fiesta Time at Mad Mex
Bring your family and friends for a fun - and delicious - fundraiser at Mad Mex.

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For the Love of Rescues Guest Bartending Event

Date: February 7th, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Location: Millcreek Brewing Company, 4102 West Lake Road
For the Love of Rescues Guest Bartending Event
Help our guest bartenders raise money for the animals while enjoying Millcreek Brewing beers, wine, drink specials, and appetizers.

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