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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!

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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

Planned Giving

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.

Stock Gifts

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.

Recurrent Donations

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.

Naming Gifts

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities


For $1,000, your honoree’s name will be posted on the condo or kennel for one year.


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. 

A person kneeling by a couch holding a kitten and smiling. On the couch are lots of supplies to take care of animals.

Donated Goods

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

Fitted Sheets


Electric blankets

Knitted or crocheted items

Mattress pads and covers

Duvet 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. 

Pet Food

  • 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

  • Timothy Hay

  • Rabbit Pellets-Plain

  • Greens-Spring Mix

  • Peanut Butter (Xylitol-FREE)

Pet Toys

  • Cat toys

  • Cat scratchers

  • Nylabones (Dura Chew Textured Toy)

  • Hard rubber washable dog toys by Kong

Pet Supplies

  • “Yesterday’s News” cat litter

  • Wee Wee Pads

  • Clean blankets

  • Dry towels

  • Wash cloths

  • Flat sheets

  • Flat and Martingale dog collars (medium & large)

  • Small paper plates (cake size)

  • Poop bags

Cleaning Supplies

  • White vinegar (gallon)

  • Dawn Dish Soap (specifically this brand)

  • Paper towels

  • Sponges with scrubbies

  • Laundry detergent

  • Garbage bags: Heavy Duty (60 gallon & 15 gallon)

  • Black contractor garbage bags

  • Windex

  • Toilet paper

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Vehicle Donation

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

  • Jewelry

  • Dish SETS, Glass SETS , pots, pans and small kitchen appliances

  • Housewares/pictures/artwork

  • CDs and DVDs in good condition

  • Furniture (small)

  • Tricycles, bicycles

  • Seasonal/holiday items

  • Pet supplies

  • Linens (clean)

  • Flat screen TVs

  • Scrap metals: gold, silver, platinum, silver and gold plate, copper, brass and pewter

  • Factory sealed puzzles and games


Find that perfect item you love while supporting the animals.


600 Violet Avenue 

Hyde Park, NY 12538

845-452-7722, x430



Monday – Saturday: 10am-4 pm

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