Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA!

Welcome to the Dutchess County SPCA! 2017-09-25T13:31:32+00:00


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



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.



17 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Happy Sunday!

We had 9 great adoptions to tell you about today!

Our 7 lucky felines were kittens Sprinkles, Ethan, Andy, Shepherd, Susan and Sloan (together), and adult cat Fred!

We also had two canines, they are Augie and Kipling! Augie is heading home with a human sibling, while Kipling went home with a canine to play her.

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

#chewsadoption #makehomehappen #DCSPCA
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Trisha Gabriele

Congrats to all.

19 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

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Don't forget to thank all the volunteers collecting at the other locations


Thanks Joe and Michele for all your amazing support!!!

19 hours ago

Dutchess County SPCA

Check out these adorable smiling faces! Cooper and Rhonda are both available for adoption and waiting to find their forever homes!
#adopt #dcspca #makehomehappen
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Is Cooper a pit bull mix ?

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Community Partners

Stop & Shop
Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
Route 9 Mazda

Sponsors & Affiliates


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!