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

4 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Thursday!

We had 7 great adoptions today!

Our one fantastic canine that found a home today is Miss Storm! She is heading home with two human siblings to keep her company and to play with!

Our lucky felines of the day are kittens Marge and Bart (together), Harriet and Rusty (both camera shy, but went home together), and Leo (camera shy). As well as adult cat Tommy!

Congratulations to all! We reopen tomorrow from Noon till 5pm!

#adopt #dcspca #makehomehappen
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Happy Thursday! 

We had 7 great adoptions today! 

Our one fantastic canine that found a home today is Miss Storm! She is heading home with two human siblings to keep her company and to play with! 

Our lucky felines of the day are kittens Marge and Bart (together), Harriet and Rusty (both camera shy, but went home together), and Leo (camera shy). As well as adult cat Tommy! 

Congratulations to all! We reopen tomorrow from Noon till 5pm! 

#adopt #dcspca #makehomehappen

Comment on Facebook

Yay, happy Life sweet babies

Congratulation to you all

Happy birthday to Ryanne and Seamus who collected fantastic donations for our animals! We hope you both had fantastic birthdays, and thank you for your support!
#adopt #dcspca
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Happy birthday to Ryanne and Seamus who collected fantastic donations for our animals! We hope you both had fantastic birthdays, and thank you for your support!
#adopt #dcspca

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday and thank you for your generosity !

Thank you Ryanne and Seamus!

really sweet of these kids.happy birthday

Happy Birthday! Great kids 😃

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful thing to do!

Love these two ❤️

You are awesome!

Great job kids!!

Great little humans you go guys!

Happy Birthday Ryanne and Seamus! Thank you for your generosity

Happy Birthday & God bless you.

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12 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Q92
Joe and Michelle's pet Project! Meet the lovely Storm! She is available for adoption, doors open today at noon! #Q92 Joe Daily in the Morning and Michelle Taylor
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Ashley Reum Charlotte Blake your Nashville girl!

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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!