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 Spot! This adorable Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix is currently looking for his forever home. He came to the shelter as a healthy stray from the town of Poughkeepsie. While he’s a little nervous when meeting new friends, just spend a few minutes with him and you will soon be BFFs. If you’re looking for a furry companion for autumn walks and getting cozy as the weather cools, Spot is your guy! Apply to adopt Spot at our website: