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


Meet Rocky, a sweet and friendly 3-year-old feline currently in foster care. Rocky is a snuggler at heart and loves nothing more than curling up around your legs or sleeping next to you on the pillow. He’s always eager for attention and affection, and will never say no to a good cuddle session.

Although Rocky has mobility challenges due to a neurological condition that affects his movement, he’s still the perfect house cat in every way. He will just need regular monitoring by a veterinarian to ensure that his condition is properly managed.

Rocky would make an excellent addition to a loving and patient home. If you’re looking for a friendly and affectionate feline companion, Rocky might just be the perfect match for you. Since he’s in foster care, please call DCSPCA to set up an appointment to meet him once your application has been pre-screened.

Apply to adopt ROCKY: apply here
Then, come meet him! DCSPCA is open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm – 5pm