Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-12-10T15:20:01+00:00


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


At the Dutchess County SPCA, we strive to do the best we can to help all of the animals that are in need. This video shows the love and compassion we give to those in our care. We want to do more for them by giving them the best possible place to stay until they find their forever homes. We need your help to acquire better kennels for our medical and intake areas. We can’t do it without you.




Upcoming Events


2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Sunday!!

We close the weekend out with 4 fantastic adoptions!

Our two very lucky felines who got to go home together are Tommy and Janie! They are so happy that they not only have each other but they also have some new human siblings to play with.

Canine Zeus and Jim Bob are both heading home as only pets but will receive plenty of love from their new families!

Congratulations to all! We reopen Tuesday from Noon till 5pm! Come on in and take a look around at all our awesome pets available!

#makehomehappen #chewsadoption #DCSPCA
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Comment on Facebook

So happy for all

Congrats to all!

Congratulations to you all

2 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Here are a few more shots of our dogs enjoying yesterday's snow! Doors are open and they are patiently waiting to go home with you!

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Here are a few more shots of our dogs enjoying yesterdays snow! Doors are open and they are patiently waiting to go home with you!

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They are all so cute

Please someone give the pups a good home

3 days ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Even seniors can still have a blast running through the snow! Opollo had a great time running through the snow and catching snowflakes on his tongue!

This handsome boy is the perfect playmate to go out and make snow angels and then snuggle up by the fire. Our Adoption Center reopens tomorrow at noon, come say hello!

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Comment on Facebook

Senior dogs make the best companions!

Shannon he needs a friend

How old is he?

Please someone please give him a good home

Best dog ever - my Buddy who was 10 when i got him. At the DCSPCA!


Christina Mansfield

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Community Partners

Stop & Shop
Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
Route 9 Mazda

Sponsors & Affiliates


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!