Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-06-27T19:42:53+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

Animal Care Giver / Attendant – Part Time

For Immediate Release – June 13, 2017

The Dutchess County SPCA and The Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust Are Pleased To Announce The Opportunity To Raise $100,000 Through A Challenge Grant

Double Your Impact Today!

HYDE PARK, NY The Dutchess County SPCA, and Joyce Garrity, Trustee for the Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust are excited to announce that the DCSPCA has been awarded a $ 50,000 challenge grant.

The Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust supports the 146-year-old nonprofit by encouraging others to donate.  Donations made between June 15 and September 25, 2017 will be matched in full, doubling the impact of a contribution.

The Dutchess County SPCA receives 100% of all its income from individual donations, foundations, corporations, donated services, and special events.

The DCSPCA is grateful for the on-going support of the Cantwell Testamentary Trust, and other supporters of our mission-related work. We need your help to attain our goal! We need to match the $50,000, dollar for dollar, in order to receive the matching grant.

Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.  It is our obligation and social responsibility to help.

About DCSCPA:

Founded in 1871, The Dutchess County SPCA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is the lead agency for animal rescue and adoption in Dutchess County. The DCSPCA is a no-kill shelter with a history of concern, caring and providing shelter for unwanted, abused, abandoned and neglected animals. Central to the mission of the DCSPCA is the securing of caring, responsible, permanent homes for the adoptable animals in its care.

Contact:
Noel Crotone, Director of Development, Dutchess County SPCA
(845) 454-5345 Ext. 412
noel.crotone@dcspca.org

Upcoming Events

PLEDGE FOR PETS RADIOTHON – SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017 

Pledge for Pets Radiothon

Pledge for Pets Radiothon

Live from the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Saturday, September 23 from 10 am-4 pm broadcasting on WRNQ (92.1 FM, “Q92”) including on-air personalities Joe Daily and Michele Taylor and Sunday, September 24  from 11 am-4pm on WRWD (107.3).

Paws in the Park Petwalk & Canine Carnival

Join us for Paws in the Park Petwalk & Canine Carnival!  Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY , on October 7, 2017, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

LATEST NEWS

14 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Tuesday!

It was all about the felines today with 8 great adoptions!

Kittens Hans, Prince Desmond, Ricky, Donald and Bugs (together), as well as adults Lil Dude, Tupac and Killian all found homes today! They were all so happy to hear they all found homes!

Congratulations to all! Please keep an eye out for new and upcoming faces to our adoption floor this week!

#DCSPCA #adoptdontshop #chewsadoption
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Happy Tuesday! 

It was all about the felines today with 8 great adoptions! 

Kittens Hans, Prince Desmond, Ricky, Donald and Bugs (together), as well as adults Lil Dude, Tupac and Killian all found homes today! They were all so happy to hear they all found homes! 

Congratulations to all! Please keep an eye out for new and upcoming faces to our adoption floor this week!

#DCSPCA #adoptdontshop #chewsadoption

18 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

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Have you been able to see her with cats? I absolutely love her.

Is she in Poughkeepsie

Ginger is a sweet, gentle lady. Love her. Come meet her at the Dutchess County SPCA. She will steal your heart!

Donald Anthony

18 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

We have lots of new faces in Dog Village waiting for you to come visit them! We are open 12-5 today! ... See MoreSee Less

We have lots of new faces in Dog Village waiting for you to come visit them! We are open 12-5 today!

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Sweet babies 💙🐾

Such sweet pups--anyone would be lucky to call them family! 💕

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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!