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


Bailey, the epitome of sweetness and charm, is a four-year-old dog with an overflowing heart filled with love to give. With a sturdy frame weighing 76 pounds, he embodies both strength and grace. A playful spirit resides within him, evident through his unwavering enthusiasm for games of fetch and leisurely walks that allow him to explore the world around him. Bailey possesses an extraordinary talent for scent detection, showcasing his impeccable nose as he expertly sniffs out hidden treats. Above all, his cuddling skills are second to none, and he thrives on showering his chosen human companions with affectionate warmth.

While Bailey’s loving nature knows no bounds, it’s important to note that he prefers a home without other animals or small children. Bailey promises a lifetime of loyalty, devotion, and endless cuddle sessions to whoever gives him the caring home he deserves.

Apply to adopt BAILEY: apply here

Then, come to meet him! DCSPCA is open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm – 5pm.