Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!2019-02-01T18:56:39+00:00

DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA

The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DCSPCA) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing temporary shelter for stray and homeless companion animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect. Our mission is to make Dutchess County safe and humane for companion animals and people and to educate the public about the humane treatment of animals. We do this by facilitating companion animal adoption, enforcing humane laws, providing public outreach and education, and offering affordable medical care for animals in our region.

In 1871, five years after the first animal anti-cruelty laws were passed in the United States, a group of prominent community leaders in Poughkeepsie held a public meeting to form the  country’s third oldest Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although the name, location, and specific programs have changed many times throughout the last 150 years, present-day DCSPCA remains steadfast in our commitment to a better life for animals in Dutchess County and beyond.

Today, the DCSPCA is the only agency in Dutchess County that investigates and enforces animal cruelty laws. We contract with several municipalities to accept stray animals and facilitate return to their owners or placement through adoption. The DCSCPA is committed to caring for all adoptable animals until a new home is found. We envision a community in which there are caring, respectful relationships between humans and animals and that all adoptable animals have homes.

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LATEST NEWS

14 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round Up for Thursday!

These great animals found homes today! Yay!

Puppies: Augusta and April

Dog: Rhino

Cats: Sugar and Nitro (together)

Kittens: Paul and George

#makehomehappen #chewsadoption #DCSPCA
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Yay Paul (McCartney) and George (Harrison) !! 🎸🎸🎸

Is Alaska still there?

God bless!

Awesome day😊

17 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Are you looking for the kind of love only a senior dog can offer? We have some amazing seniors that would love to be your valentine this year! As a bonus, all of their adoption fees have been sponsored!

Juliet is looking for her Romeo! This girl is totally majestic and has the sweetest smile. She also gives the best kisses!

Fudge is a goofy, playful, 9 year old who will give you kisses all day long if you let him.

Andy is 12 years old and enjoys a cozy bed and laying next to his person, preferably with his head on your lap.

Roxy is 11 years old and would love to be the center of your world! She is on the mellow side but can be playful too!

If any of these sweet hearts caught your eye, we are open until 7pm, come and make their day!

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt
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So precious!! I want them all ❤️

Does Roxy not get along with other dogs? I see that she was returned.

Awesome pics Christine!!

So cute, my mom in dutchess county adopted a 5 year old pit and I'm sure hes super relieved, my uncle has an adopted senior as well who's super grateful too I'm sure aside from being a great dog.

Adorable!! One is cuter than the next! I hope they all find loving homes! ❤️🐶🐾

😍 All sweethearts 🙏🏻 for wonderful furever homes

I thought Roxy was adopted? She was returned?

🙏🏼 💕 🙏🏼

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21 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine and his three sisters are here waiting to find this Valentine's Day! What better way to celebrate love than adopting an adorable puppy?

Doors are open, don't miss out!

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt #valentinesday
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Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine and his three sisters are here waiting to find this Valentines Day! What better way to celebrate love than adopting an adorable puppy?

Doors are open, dont miss out!

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt #valentinesday

 

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Happy valentine's day to that cute little pup

Kathleen Generelli Jake Gomm

22 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Blizzard gets up close and personal with Michelle this morning at Q92!

#makehomehappen #dcpca #adopt

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Meet Blizzard 💗 and Christine, Joe and Michelle’s Pet Project with the Dutchess County SPCA
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Thank you Stop & Shop for your support!

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

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