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

Paws on Presque Isle-VIRTUAL Walk for Animal Rescue

Date: July 26th, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: VIRTUAL
Paws on Presque Isle-VIRTUAL Walk for Animal Rescue
The Walking is real, but the community is virtual! Instead of coming together at our intended new location to walk as a community supporting our animal rescue, we will have a VIRTUAL Walk for Animal Rescue. You choose the time and location...a park, a trail or a neighborhood path...and still enjoy being outdoors, with or without your pup, while still helping the animals at Because You Care.

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FOR THE LOVE OF RESCUES-4th Annual Guest Bartending

Date: February 20th, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Location: Oasis Pub , 3122 West Lake Rd., Erie
FOR THE LOVE OF RESCUES-4th Annual Guest Bartending
FOR THE LOVE OF RESCUES... Please join us for an evening of fun with guest bartenders from all over Erie County who will pull a pint, shake a cocktail, pour some spirits, and generally have fun raising tips for the cat and dog rescues at Because You Care.

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Love Your Pet Valentines Day Party

Date: February 8th, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Location: Pet Supplies Plus, West Erie Plaza, Erie
Love Your Pet Valentines Day Party
Love is in the Air!!! Skip all the human drama, the courtship rituals, and the expensive gifts... Come join BYC and PSP as we team up to bring you your BFF(Best furry Friend) kissing Booth and more...

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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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