Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!2018-10-18T14:22:58+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

We have quite a few pocket pets available for adoption! Doors are open until 5pm!

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20 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Thank you to Rhinebeck Bank for sharing Sour Patch!

#makehomehappen #adopt #dcspcaIt's time for Furry Friday with Rhinebeck Bank and Dutchess County SPCA! Throughout the year on Fridays, we highlight an animal that is up for adoption, try to spread the word, and help that fur baby find their new home!

We’re pleased to introduce Sour Patch, a 2 and a half year old female domestic short hair cat. Sour Patch was first brought in to DCSPCA in April 2018 as a stray, and was found just minutes away from the shelter! She could be straight out of a Sour Patch commercial. She will rub all over you, and then quickly tell you she’s had enough. And of course, no one knows her limits but her. She is full of personality and will be sure to keep you on your toes! Sour Patch currently lives in one of the DCSPCA community rooms, and we’re pretty sure she is convinced she’s the queen of the room. More often than not, she is right by the door, ready to greet any new visitors.

Dutchess County SPCA is the pur-fect place to meet your next best friend! Based out of Hyde Park, NY, they are an independent non-profit organization and a no-kill animal shelter. They make a promise to every adoptable animal that they will never give up trying to find them a home! For more information on Sour Patch visit dcspca.org/cats/. For more information on DCSPCA and adoption please visit dcspca.org/adopt/. Hudson Valley and beyond, let's get this sweet girl adopted!
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Thank you to Rhinebeck Bank for sharing Sour Patch!

#makehomehappen #adopt #dcspca

 

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i like cats (?)

22 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Make Home Happen Round Up for Friday!

This great cat found a home today! Yay!

Cat: Baily (senior, special needs)

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Make Home Happen Round Up for Friday!

This great cat found a home today! Yay!

Cat: Baily (senior, special needs)

#makehomehappen #dcspca #adopt

 

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That is great to hear.what a sweetie😍😍😍😍

God bless.

We would like to introduce the REAL Romy!

Romy has been having a very hard time here at the shelter. She barks incessantly while out on her walks. This is starting to make it hard for her to find a home!

Adoptions Manager Chris decided he wanted to help her and has been bringing her home with him as a foster. She is almost unrecoginzable! She is relaxed, quiet, and very well behaved! She is still definitely on the active side, but she has been a great guest so far! Romy is even more relaxed during her time here at the shelter.

We hope that showing who Romy really is, and the dog she would be in a home, will capture her new family's heart!

We are open until 7pm today, come on in and make this girl a part of your family!

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As a faithful watcher of Wednesday videos the change is so obvious, what an awesome dog, thank you for all you do!

Thank you so much Amy Fugere-Wallace, we are so happy that you not only watch our videos, but you that you are able to see the difference in her!

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Aww good luck in finding Romy a new home <3 I'm sure someone will snatch her up in no time 😀

Great job on Romy's video!! She really is a sweetheart, and she has so much potential. The video shows how happy she can be in a home setting. I hope this gets shared wide and far, so that some lucky person will give Romy the chance she deserves. (I'll also add that she LOVES to play fetch with tennis balls.)

Is she good with other pitties Males 6 years old....and a toy Australian Shepherd I just adopted from a breeding facility....and kids........😊❤

I agree with Amy. You guys do such a great job with getting these dogs adopted and showcasing them. Thank you for what you do.

I hope that someone has room in their heart & home for Romy!

Yay!!!! Love ❤️ you Her !! Thank you chris 🙌🏽

Nice job Chris!

Thank you, Chris, for all you do. You and the staff represent what it means to be humane, compassionate, and loving!

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