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


Kandy is a super-adorable 6-year-old with adorable raccoon eyes that will capture your heart. A low-rider who weighs in at only 50lbs, she is an outgoing and friendly girl who loves everyone she meets and has a high energy level that makes her perfect for someone looking for an active companion.

If you’re seeking a loyal and loving furry friend who is also up for some fun and energetic playtime, Kandy is your gal. She will provide endless entertainment and love to her new family.

Apply to ADOPT KANDY: apply here
Then, come meet her! DCSPCA is open Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm