You can make a real contribution to the Dutchess County SPCA
with a car donation. Would you like to be rid of an automobile
you no longer want or use but don't want to go through the
trouble of selling it? Make an automobile donation to us. It's an incredibly
fast and easy way to help support the vital work we do.
When you donate your car to the
Dutchess County SPCA the automobile is taken care of for free
with no paperwork hassle.
Joan Gerardi, Arts Mid-Hudson, Vassar Good Neighbors Fund (Producer) A short educational documentary created by volunteers to promote education to potential adopters. The film highlights a day in the life at area shelters for domestic animals – cats, dogs, horses and smaller pocket pets. Learn more or purchase your own copy at Createspace estore
"Come in, come in - oh, do come in!
This is our house, but from now on it is yours
and everything in it...."
Elizabeth Von Arnim (1866-1941)
All The Dogs of My Life
We envision a community in which there are caring, compassionate, respectful relationships between humans and animals, and all adoptable animals have loving homes.
The Dutchess County SPCA invites all to celebrate the season by participating in our "12 Days of Holiday Giving" donation drive and holiday community event!
Shop our Holiday Market with local craft vendors, chocolates, and pet gifts!
Have your pet photos done with Santa Paws by local photographer Al Nowak of On Location Studios ($20 for sitting and 5x7 print - with proceeds going to benefit the DCSPCA).
And join us in raising donations for us along with Healey Chevrolet to get our Humane Law a new Chevy Tahoe! We're "Making the Chevy Heavy" with cash! The Tahoe will be here to accept your donation!
Adoption & Education Center
The DCSPCA Adoption and Education Center is open for adoptions: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. We are closed for adoptions on Wednesday.
DCSPCA Paws for a Cause Thrift Shoppe
The DCSPCA Thrift Shoppe (the Shoppe for people stuff) is now open. See details Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm.
600 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park (about ¼ mi. south of the shelter). Great bargains and new items every day!
DCSPCA Low-Cost Medical Clinic
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
The DCSPCA Low-Cost Medical Clinic is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please call 845.452.7722, Ext. 403 for an appointment
The DCSPCA's PetSmart Adoption Center
2534 South Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Think Local First; Give Local First
The Dutchess County SPCA is an independent non-profit organization serving all of Dutchess County. We are not a governmental agency. We do not receive funding for our operations from federal, state or local governments or national groups. We rely on generous community members like you.
The privacy of the personal information of our donors is paramount. The information provided by our donors will not be sold or given to a third party for any reason. We do not send mailings on behalf of any other organizations. Periodically, we honor our contributors by including their names in our publications. We do this for those donors who have given us specific permission to do so. Please contact us if you have questions about this policy.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or if you are on the mailing list and would like to be removed from it, please contact us at 845-454-5346 ext. 100.
We are proud to announce Dutchess County SPCA has earned a 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Dutchess County SPCA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust. — Ken Berger, president & CEO of Charity Navigator
We rescue, shelter, and secure permanent homes for adoptable companion animals; advocate for the highest standards of animal care; and enforce animal cruelty laws throughout Dutchess County.