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


An adorable polydactyl, Ruffles doesn’t have ridges, but she does have lots of extra toes! She came to us as a kitten from living outdoors but thrived in a foster home and will grow up to be a wonderful, unique-looking cat.

Submit an application to adopt RUFFLES: apply here

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