Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is one of the oldest SPCAs in the country.  It is a no-kill shelter, and the only animal welfare organization in Dutchess County chartered to enforce humane law.  Dutchess County SPCA is not a governmental agency, nor is it affiliated with the ASPCA.  It is an independent charity, funded almost entirely by private donations.

636 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-452-7722, x420
Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Monday: Closed


With her enchanting presence and easy-going nature, well-mannered Athena is sure to steal your heart from the moment you meet her. Athena’s friendly personality and eagerness to please make her a delightful addition to any family.

Athena’s gentle disposition and patient nature make her an excellent choice for families with young ones. Athena understands the importance of being easy going around children and is likely to form a special bond with them, providing endless moments of love and loyalty.

Athena is selective when it comes to her furry friends. While she enjoys the company of some dogs and readily engages in play, she may not feel as comfortable with others.

Open your heart to Athena, and you will be enchanted by the unwavering devotion and boundless affection she brings into your life.

Special July promotion: DCSPCA has NO ADOPTION FEES for adult dogs, including Athena, through the end of the month!

Apply to ADOPT ATHENA: apply here

Then come meet her! DCSPCA is open Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm