Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-08-17T13:50:50+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

Director of Finance and Administration

Per diem or full-time Veterinarian

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or Veterinary Assistant – Full Time

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).

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Free* Rabies Clinic – Saturday, September 9, 2017

In partnership with the Dutchess County Behavioral and Community Health department, we will be holding a Free* Rabies Clinic on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 8:00 am until noon,  for dogs, cats and ferrets.  Dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.  Bring proof of prior vaccination and this rabies shot may be good for 3 years.  We will also be offering microchips for $35.  The clinic will be in the parking lot of the Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, NY  12501.  *Free to Dutchess County residents – proof of residence required.  There will be a $10 charge for out of county residents for the rabies vaccine.

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Paws in the Park Petwalk & Canine Carnival – Saturday, October 7, 2017

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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

LATEST NEWS

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The animals know its coming! Share your wacky animals stories during the eclipse! #eclipse2017 #animals #DCSPCAsolareclipse ... See MoreSee Less

The animals know its coming! Share your wacky animals stories during the eclipse! #eclipse2017 #animals #DCSPCAsolareclipseImage attachment

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Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Sunday!

As this weekend comes to an end we have 4 more adoptions to tell you about!

Adult dogs Queenie and Goodnight Moon fell instantly in love with their new families and couldn’t wait to go home. Queenie is heading home as the only pet while Goodnight moon is going home with another canine keep her company.

Felines Piglet (camera shy) and Poster both found homes as well. Poster is heading home as the only pet while Piglet is heading home with a couple other felines.

Congratulations to all! We reopen for adoptions Tuesday from Noon till 5pm!

#ADOPT #DCSPCA #chewsadoption
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Happy Sunday! 

As this weekend comes to an end we have 4 more adoptions to tell you about!

Adult dogs Queenie and Goodnight Moon fell instantly in love with their new families and couldn’t wait to go home. Queenie is heading home as the only pet while Goodnight moon is going home with another canine keep her company.

Felines Piglet (camera shy) and Poster both found homes as well. Poster is heading home as the only pet while Piglet is heading home with a couple other felines. 

Congratulations to all! We reopen for adoptions Tuesday from Noon till 5pm! 

#ADOPT #DCSPCA #chewsadoptionImage attachmentImage attachment

We would like to thank everyone who helped support us during our #FreeDogFriday promotion! Because of all of your help, this promotion was very successful and many dogs were able to find their forever homes.

We would just like to say thank you for all the sharing, tagging, and posting everyone did to help spread the word about these fantastic dogs!

We would also like to thank the staff at Animal Farm Foundation for all of their help to pull this off!

Mason was the first of the dogs to be adopted, and here is photo from his first night. We felt that this pretty much sums up the weekend for us!
#adopt #dcspca
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We would like to thank everyone who helped support us during our #FreeDogFriday promotion! Because of all of your help, this promotion was very successful and many dogs were able to find their forever homes.

We would just like to say thank you for all the sharing, tagging, and posting everyone did to help spread the word about these fantastic dogs!

We would also like to thank the staff at Animal Farm Foundation for all of their help to pull this off!

Mason was the first of the dogs to be adopted, and here is photo from his first night. We felt that this pretty much sums up the weekend for us!
#adopt #dcspca

 

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Jimmy Minkler

Awe...

This is perfection!!! So happy our fur babies found their forever homes!

Priceless!!!

Awesome picture!

I love this! Made my day! Awesome pic! Congratulations Mason and his new family 🐾❤️

Awesome job Peeps🙌🏽

I'm happy they all got adopted I wish I known sooner about this cause I would of went

Victory! 💕

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love this! i pray they all get homes

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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!