Central to the DCSPCA mission is the securing of caring, responsible, permanent homes for the adoptable animals in our care. The Dutchess County SPCA adopts out over 1,500 each year into loving homes and we look forward to meeting new adopters and matching them with a new companion. The first step in the adoption process is to complete an Adoption Information Form.  The application helps our adoption counselors assist adopters in the selection of a new pet, and allows us to determine whether an adoption is in the animal’s best interest.

Our adoption fee includes: the first series of vaccinations, leukemia testing or heartworm testing (as applicable), and a seven day health guarantee.

Sponsoring an adoption is a great way to support us as well if you cannot adopt one today. Sponsor an Adoption

Prospective adopters should…

– Be 18 years of age or older
– Have identification showing your present address
– Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
– Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet

Download Adoption Information Form