Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-10-18T13:35:02+00:00

DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA

The Dutchess County SPCA is a private nonprofit organization serving the animals and community of Dutchess County since 1871.  As the third oldest animal welfare agency in the country, we envision a community in which there are caring, compassionate, respectful relationships between humans and animals, and that all adoptable animals have homes. We do this through our PAWS education programs for all ages, the humane law division which serves Dutchess County, the on site veterinary clinic, and our Adoption and Education Center.

We are an independent non-profit organization;  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!  As a No-Kill animal shelter since 1992, we make a promise to every adoptable animal in our care – that we will never give up trying to find them a home! We invite you to stop by, visit the animals and maybe find your next best friend!

Current Job Openings

Per diem or full-time Veterinarian

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or Veterinary Assistant – Full Time

 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday October 28, 2017

OctoberFeast!

Come out and join in on the festivities at OctoberFeast! (proceeds benefiting the DCSPCA)

The senior students of the Culinary Institute of America are hosting a charity dining event to benefit the Dutchess County SPCA and the Rudy Speckamp Memorial Scolarship.  Join us at Farquharson Hall at The Culinary Institute of America, Route 9, 1946 Campus Drive in Hyde Park on Saturday, October 28, 2017, beginning with a reception at 6:00 pm, dinner follows at 7:00 pm.  Dress is casual and seats are limited.  For more details and to make reservations, visit http://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/charityevents/octoberfeast/.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pet Photos with Santa

At the Adoption & Education Center, with On-Location Studios, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  $20 for a 5×7 print.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Holiday Gift for the Animals

Join us for the annual Holiday Gift for the Animals at Christo’s, 155 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

LATEST NEWS

55 minutes ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Sunday!!!

We get to end the weekend with 8 great adoptions today!

Our 3 canines to get adopted were puppies Ava (camera shy), Agnus and older pup Wishbone! They all couldn’t wait to get home and get to playing, whether it be with a new canine sibling or human siblings!

On our feline side we had kittens Sansa and Oliver (camera shy) as well as adult kitty’s Sweety and Lil G! We can’t forget our very lucky senior sweetheart Samantha! They were all purring as they headed out the door!

Congratulations to all!

#DCSPCA #Makehomehappen #chewsadoption
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1 day ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Saturday!!

What an awesome day we had here with 10 fantastic adoptions!

On our canine side we had Miss Susie who was on the adoption floor for less than 3 hours before her new family new she was the one! We also had puppies Xaria, Zephyer, Yasmin (camera shy), Yvonne, and Yoghurt!

While on our feline side we had adult cat Free, kittens Zoey, Jet and Spike! Jet and Spike were even lucky enough to go home! They were all purring as they headed home!

Congratulations to all! We open tomorrow from Noon till 5pm! Come on in and find your next best friend!

#Makehomehappen #chewsadoption #DCSPCA
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Comment on Facebook

Awesome day😊

Happy Birthday to Hank and Buck, two twin boys that collected donations for their birthday! They love to come visit our animals, and decided to collect some special donations instead of presents! They turned 8 years old, and wanted to help because it makes them “so happy”.

Thank you again to Hank and Buck, we hope you both had an amazing birthday!

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt
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Happy Birthday to Hank and Buck, two twin boys that collected donations for their birthday! They love to come visit our animals, and decided to collect some special donations instead of presents! They turned 8 years old, and wanted to help because it makes them “so happy”.

Thank you again to Hank and Buck, we hope you both had an amazing birthday!

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you Hank and Buck for being so caring!

What a team!! Thank you so much!

Hank & Buck thank you, Happy Birthday, God bless you!

Happy Birthday. Thank you for sharing your birthday with the animals

Good boys!

Great job, guys!

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Community Partners

Stop & Shop
Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
Route 9 Mazda
Q92
WRWD

Sponsors & Affiliates

Changes

Thank you to Changes in Rhinebeck, NY, for their on-going support!

Thank you to Stamped Thoughts who will donate $ 3.00 for every pet item sold to the Dutchess County SPCA!

We’d like to thank Foam & Wash for their support!

We would like to thank Dom Navarro of Hyde Park Country Auctions, 900 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603, for his on-going support of the DCSPCA!