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


A super-friendly green-eyed tuxedo cat, Sphinx will light up your home with his warmth and chatty meows. Sphinx is 2 years old, so he is still youthful, with all of the benefits of an adult cat. Sphinx has a magnetic personality and captures the attention of everyone he meets. He has a lot of fans among the shelter’s staff but is still looking for the PURRfect home.