Events


The SPCA presents three special events each year which offer something for everyone - pets and people alike! These events, our Photo Contest, Wine and Wags Social, and Paws in the Park, all directly benefit the programs and services the SPCA provides Erie County citizens and animals every day of the year.

Photo Contest

The SPCA Serving Erie County Photo Contest celebrates the human-animal bond It is taking place from February 22, 2016 - March 18, 2016 and will have four exciting categories: Pets are Family, Sleepy Time, BuffaLove, and Backyard Wildlife. The grand prize winner will receive $300 cash, a $100 Wegmans gift card, pet photo session, and more! In addition, six runner-up winner will receive an array of prizes.

Wine and Wags Social
Presented by Kiss 98.5, our Wine & Wags Social is a wine and food tasting event for people and their dogs! Wine & Wags will be held at scenic Buffalo Harbor State Park on June 8, 2016. Guests will enjoy sampling wine, beer, and food from local wineries and restaurants. There will also be several pet-themed vendors and exhibitors as well as a silent auction and basket raffle.

Paws in the Park Walk
As the SPCA’s longest-running fundraiser, Paws in the Park invites people to come with (or without) their dog to a two-mile walk at Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held on September 24, 2016 and will include the opportunity for participants to interact with 50+ pet-related vendors and exhibitors, dog contests, an agility course for the dogs, and fun for children and adults alike. Participants are encouraged to raise pledges that directly benefit the people and animals that the SPCA assists. In return, these participants earn incredible prizes.