Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-03-22T16:20:14+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!

FOAM & WASH

IS SHOWING THEIR 

From now through March 31, 2017

Foam & Wash is donating 10% of all dog wash sales at any of their Dutchess County location until the end of March to the Dutchess SPCA. 

In Wappingers Falls:
At the Foam & Wash Car Wash on Route 9. Next to Outback
Dog Wash Open 24 hours.
(845) 297-8648

In Poughkeepsie:
At the Foam & Wash Car Wash on North Grand Avenue, at Rt 44/55 Westbound
Dog Wash Open 24 hours
(845) 485-3427

In Fishkill:
At the Foam & Wash Car Wash on Merritt Blvd., behind Cracker Barrel
Car Wash and Dog Wash Open 24 hours
(845) 897-3430

Upcoming Events

From March 20 – April 10, 2017, the Dutchess County SPCA is selling vouchers for the Poughkeepsie Texas Roadhouse* good for a 1/4 slab of ribs, steak fries and fresh baked bread.  The vouchers are $12 each and are valid from April 14 through July 14, 2017.  To buy a voucher, stop in at the Adoption & Education Center, Medical Center or the Paws for a Cause Thrift Shoppe.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to  help the animals.

Texas Roadhouse Rib Voucher

*Valid at the Poughkeepsie location only

April 4, 2017 Texas Roadhouse Dine-In

On April 4, grab your friends & family and head out to Texas Roadhouse for a delicious meal.  They’ll donate 10% of your food purchases to help the animals! **

** You must present the coupon for the DCSPCA to receive credit

April 22, 2017, Hound Dog Disco Dance Party

Get your groove on at the Hound Dog Disco Dance Party!

LATEST NEWS

14 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

This beautiful Golden Oldie is Tyra! She is looking for a quiet, comfy home where she can get lots of love! One look into her mesmerizing green eyes and you will be hooked! Tyra lives in a community room where she has lived with other cats. She is 15 years old, and from now until Sunday, you can adopt her for 15 dollars!

#goldenoldie #adoptdontshop #adopt #dcspca #seniorcat
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This beautiful Golden Oldie is Tyra! She is looking for a quiet, comfy home where she can get lots of love! One look into her mesmerizing green eyes and you will be hooked! Tyra lives in a community room where she has lived with other cats. She is 15 years old, and from now until Sunday, you can adopt her for 15 dollars!

#goldenoldie #adoptdontshop #adopt #dcspca #seniorcat

18 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to have another session with the fantastic members of HeARTs Speak, a non-profit organization that helps shelters like us with photographing and marketing animals looking for homes. Please take a minute to check out these photos, captured by our staff members! All of these dogs are still wishing for their forever homes, and we hope that these pictures will catch someone’s eye!

Thank you to everyone who helped us yesterday! We are so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with such knowledgeable, inspiring artists! We would also like to thank Earth Rated, who donated those fabulous green blankets in some of the pictures. They are so soft and cozy… our dogs just love them!

#adoptdontshop #adopt #dcspca #heartsspeak #photography
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Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to have another session with the fantastic members of HeARTs Speak, a non-profit organization that helps shelters like us with photographing and marketing animals looking for homes. Please take a minute to check out these photos, captured by our staff members! All of these dogs are still wishing for their forever homes, and we hope that these pictures will catch someone’s eye!

Thank you to everyone who helped us yesterday! We are so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with such knowledgeable, inspiring artists! We would also like to thank Earth Rated, who donated those fabulous green blankets in some of the pictures. They are so soft and cozy… our dogs just love them!

#adoptdontshop #adopt #dcspca #heartsspeak #photography

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Fantastic!

awsome

How old is Gypsy?

Ashlyn

Great pictures 👍

Christine, you look great in these, too!! Lovely photos!

You guys took amazing shots <3!

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21 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

We would like to welcome back Joe and Bey Bibbles! Both of these dogs completed a program at Rikers Island where they worked closely with carefully screened inmates. During their time in this program, the dogs were provided with training (with the help of a certified professional trainer), socialization, and daily care. They also worked on house breaking and basic obedience.

The dogs in this program live with their human companions and stayed with them 24/7. As you can imagine, they absolutely form a bond with each other. Joe arrived with a few t-shirts with his trainers scent on them so that he could be comforted during his travels after graduation. Bey Bibbles was sent with a bag of supplies, including a blanket, treats, her food bowl and her own little jacket!

While some of the dogs are trained to go on as K9 detetction dogs or assistance dogs, they may also be trained to be loving pets, which is the case for Joe and Bey Bibbles.

We are so proud of our dogs for graduating from the Paws for Purpose Program! We would also like to thank Animal Farm Foundation for providing these dogs with such an amazing opportunity.

#adoptdontshop #adopt #pawsforapurpose #dcspca
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We would like to welcome back Joe and Bey Bibbles! Both of these dogs completed a program at Rikers Island where they worked closely with carefully screened inmates. During their time in this program, the dogs were provided with training (with the help of a certified professional trainer), socialization, and daily care. They also worked on house breaking and basic obedience. 

The dogs in this program live with their human companions and stayed with them 24/7. As you can imagine, they absolutely form a bond with each other. Joe arrived with a few t-shirts with his trainers scent on them so that he could be comforted during his travels after graduation. Bey Bibbles was sent with a bag of supplies, including a blanket, treats, her food bowl and her own little jacket!

While some of the dogs are trained to go on as K9 detetction dogs or assistance dogs, they may also be trained to be loving pets, which is the case for Joe and Bey Bibbles. 

We are so proud of our dogs for graduating from the Paws for Purpose Program! We would also like to thank Animal Farm Foundation for providing these dogs with such an amazing opportunity.

#adoptdontshop #adopt #pawsforapurpose #dcspca

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And Joe was adopted, correct? So happy for him!

yes Joe was adopted

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Sponsors & Affiliates

Changes

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