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


At only 1 year old, talkative Petal is a sweet and youthful cat who is fully litter trained and doesn’t require the time and socialization that a kitten would. Believe it or not, there are a lot of benefits to adopting a cat (rather than a kitten) that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Grown cats are “Insta-Pets.” They’re litter-trained, their personalities are established, and there are few behavioral surprises. Good with children and other cats, Petal was brought to DCSPCA as a stray and is hoping for a furever home where she can snuggle up and settle down. Apply to adopt PETAL: