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

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Dutchess County SPCA

Come in today and say hello to these cuties! Washington and Bane were just made available this morning! We are open until 5 today.

#adopt #dcspca
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Come in today and say hello to these cuties! Washington and Bane were just made available this morning! We are open until 5 today.

#adopt #dcspca

2 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Update on one of our DCSPCA Alumni- Caramel!

I just wanted to give you guys an update on Annabelle (previously know as Caramel). We began the process as her foster family about a year ago and a few months later, she became a permanent family member. She went from being one of the most fearful, challenging, and dramatic cats I've ever owned to one of the most loving, caring, and still most dramatic. She walks with confidence now and instead of running from everyone, she runs to them. She now explores the unknown instead of hiding under anything she could. You guys were honest and said that she was a little temperamental and would require a lot of love and patience. The amount of love we've given is nothing compared to what we've received from her. She's the sweetest little thing we could have ever asked for. Thank you, so much!
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Update on one of our DCSPCA Alumni- Caramel!

I just wanted to give you guys an update on Annabelle (previously know as Caramel). We began the process as her foster family about a year ago and a few months later, she became a permanent family member. She went from being one of the most fearful, challenging, and dramatic cats Ive ever owned to one of the most loving, caring, and still most dramatic. She walks with confidence now and instead of running from everyone, she runs to them. She now explores the unknown instead of hiding under anything she could. You guys were honest and said that she was a little temperamental and would require a lot of love and patience. The amount of love weve given is nothing compared to what weve received from her. Shes the sweetest little thing we could have ever asked for. Thank you, so much!

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Tyler Stropoli

She is too sweet and will not trade her for anything. She is just sassy enough to make my entire day. I am so thankful for her greetings when I return home from work.♥♥♥♥

Thank you to Giovanna who collected all of these lovely donations for us. She asked for supplies to donate instead of birthday gifts for her 9th birthday, and she has been doing this for 6 years! She also had a lemonade stand and donated all of the proceeds to us! We are so thankful for all of the thoughtful young children who keep our animals in mind!
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Thank you to Giovanna who collected all of these lovely donations for us. She asked for supplies to donate instead of birthday gifts for her 9th birthday, and she has been doing this for 6 years! She also had a lemonade stand and donated all of the proceeds to us! We are so thankful for all of the thoughtful young children who keep our animals in mind!
#adopt #dcspca

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Good job!!!

G I'm so proud of you!!!! That's great!!!

What a generous and lovely young lady!! I'm sure she makes her loved ones proud ❤️

What a generous and thoughtful young lady

Happy Birthday Giovanna! Thank you for your generosity.

Thank you Giovanna. God bless you!

Good girl!! Happy birthday!!

Awesome! Karina Pozza!

Nice job. You are a hero to the animals of the dcaspca. And let's not forget happy birthday 🐕🐮🐴🐃🐈🐽🐰🐾🐾🎉🎉 from all!!!

Happy birthday and thank you very much for your kind heart

Thank you all !

HappyBirthday to a very thoughtful younglady. Im sure she makes her parents and lovedones proud. The animals are so lucky to hv youngpeople being so thoughtful.

Giovanna, thank you for being another amazing human being on the planet that cares about those precious animals :-). I am so grateful to you. Awesome work!

You're an amazing, kind hearted person Giovanna!! ❤️❤️ Love what you do for the animals!!

G, you are a really special kind of kid!

aww great job Giovanna!

She is one of a kind!!😍

Gigi! From seeing you guys last night to then coming across this amazing act of generosity in my feed...well done!

How sweet!!

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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!