Wet Nose Club
Join the Wet Nose Club and become a member of an exclusive group to help animals and get some extra perks!
For an annual $55 membership (or just $50 for seniors over 65, veterans, and previous adopters), you will be contributing to the welfare of the shelter animals, AND you will receive discounts from local participating businesses!
Wet Nose Club members also receive discounts at select DCSPCA events and occasions and get early insider news on what’s happening at DCSPCA!
How to Give
There are many ways to donate to DCSPCA and help the animals of Dutchess County. In addition to cash donations we accept gifts of goods, stocks, and vehicles. We also have a planned giving program, and opportunities for corporate sponsorships. To learn more about any of the giving opportunities below, please contact
Aubrey Fitzpatrick at ext. 436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentioning Dutchess County SPCA in your will is really leaving a gift of life and hope for hundreds of animals. Is there a better legacy for your memory than saving lives? To make a bequest, consult your attorney or will-making service when preparing your will, and designate Dutchess County SPCA, Inc. as a beneficiary for any amount you deem appropriate. It’s easy, causes no economic burden during your lifetime, and is a testament to your generosity for many years to come.
Dutchess County SPCA may receive gifts of stock through its account with TD Ameritrade. Stock gifts are sold immediately and converted to cash for the support of the shelter; they are never retained as stock. To make a stock gift, contact us and we will send you details to make the trade.
Giving monthly is a painless way to make a substantial gift over time. Just $10 will pay for an animal’s food for a week. $40 will pay for medical care for a week. If you would like to help the greatest number of animals over time, a recurring donation is a wonderful option.
Is there someone special you would like to honor, either because they deserve recognition for their generous spirit, or because they are truly loved by you?
Or perhaps they passed on and you would like to memorialize them?
Whether it is a human or pet, honoring them at DCSPCA does more than put their name on something—it helps save lives.
Consider some of our many options for naming gifts.
For $1,000, your honoree’s name will be posted on the condo or kennel for one year.
SPONSOR AN ANIMAL:
Just $500 will pay for the care of an animal until they are adopted, and the person you honor will receive updates on the selected animal until they find their forever home.
Tile or Paver
For $1000, a photo and caption will be printed on a ceramic tile and placed permanently on display in our lobby.
An engraved paver in our memorial garden or sidewalk.
If you have items or services that would help the animals, we will gratefully accept them. See the many options below.
Goods for the Animals may be dropped off in the donation bin by our front door
What the Animals Need
Unopened dog and cat kibble Unopened dog and cat canned food Towels Unfrayed blankets with no fringe Flat sheets Comforters Harnesses and leashes in good condition Dog and cat toys without rope or string Cat trees in good condition Clean crates and carriers Unopened cat litter Clean uncovered litter boxes Paper towels Clean metal or ceramic bowls
What the Animals Don't Need
Opened bags or cans of food
Pillows and pillow cases
Knitted or crocheted items
Mattress pads and covers
Rusted crates and carriers
Prescription pet food
Medicines and medical supplies
Rugs and carpet pieces
Newspapers, cans, and bottles
Plastic pet food bowls
Goods for humans, such as household items, furniture, jewelry or gently used clothing may be donated to our thrift store located at 600 Violet Avenue. All proceeds from the sale of these items will be used for the care of the animals in the shelter.
Purina One Dog Chow Wet/Dry
Purina One Puppy Chow Wet/Dry
Purina One Indoor Advantage Dry Cat Food
Fancy Feast canned adult food, any flavor
Purina One Healthy Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
KMR Powdered Kitten Formula
Fancy Feast Tender Turkey Feast
Kitten Canned Food made with real milk
Any brand of canned cat or dog food
Peanut Butter (Xylitol-FREE)
By donating a car or van you no longer want or use, you will be making a significant contribution to the Dutchess County SPCA. 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.
We work with Donate Car USA to make it as easy as possible to donate an unwanted vehicle.
By donating your unwanted items (in good condition) to DCSPCA Thrift, you are helping us raise needed funds for the animals. DCSPCA Thrift accepts the following donations (in good condition):
Clean (adult) clothing and shoes
Dish SETS, Glass SETS , pots, pans and small kitchen appliances
CDs and DVDs in good condition
Flat screen TVs
Scrap metals: gold, silver, platinum, silver and gold plate, copper, brass and pewter
Factory sealed puzzles and games