Dutchess County Animal Shelter

Find Dutchess County New York animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Rescue Foundation 54 Simmons Lane Beacon NY 12508 845-831-5161


Beacon Animal Control 1 Municipal Plaza Beacon NY 12508 914-831-1765

Dutchess County SPCA 636 Violet Avenue Hyde Park NY 12538 845-452-7722

Harley's Pet Transport Creekside Ln Fishkill NY 12524 845-505-8322

Hudson Valley Animal Control 9 Barnes Drive Arlington NY 12603 845-454-5144

Lost Pets of Hudson Valley 7 Fox Hill Road Wappingers Falls NY 12590 845-590-4253

Mid Hudson Animal Aid 54 Simmons Lane Beacon NY 12508 845-831-4321

Pet RSQ, Inc. 13 Hillside Road Poughquag NY 12570 914-724-3011

Poughkeepsie Animal Control 1 Overocker Road Arlington NY 12603 845-485-3626

Poughkeepsie Animal Control PO Box 863 Poughkeepsie NY 12602

Rainbows Bridge 1167 Route 52 Fishkill NY 12524

Wappinger Animal Shelter 20 Middlebush Road Wappingers Falls NY 12590 845-297-1030

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.