Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-04-23T14:39:41+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!

Upcoming Events

Huge, Really Big Yard Sale!  

Join us on the first weekend in May (May 5, 6 and 7, 2017) for the Dutchess County SPCA’s annual HUGE Really Big Yard Sale.  There will be a large selection of household items, books,  holiday decorations and much, much more!  Shopping begins at 10:00 am each day and closes at 3:00 pm.  Contact us at 845-240-1368 with any questions.  Donations will be accepted beginning April 12.


May 13, 2017 Free* Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

*Free to Dutchess County residents – $10 all others


Come out and enjoy the sunshine. We will be at Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue today at 12 pm with our canine friends to help support ASPCA "Save a Horse" Event Dover Plains ... See MoreSee Less

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Here we are live at the Knights of Columbus in Hyde Park dancing the night away for the DCSPA at the welcomed back Hound Dog Disco thank you everyone for supporting the animals and coming out tonight!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for putting together such a fun night. Loved the DJ

Stanzie McClusky this is what was going on there tonight !

had so much fun!!! great job Leah & Noel!!! 🙂

Sorry I missed it!!

thank you leah had a blast .


Looks like fun!

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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!