The shelter is located on Route 9G also known as Violet Avenue. From Route 9 (either the North or South), turn on to St. Andrews Road (also known as County Route 40A). Follow the road to end at the intersection of 9G. Turn right and make an immediate left into the shelter. The Adoption & Education Center is on the right. Turn left and travel to the end of the parking lot for the Medical Clinic and Intake Center. From the North, follow 9G south, we are ½ mile past Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill Estate on the left. From the South, follow 9G north, we are ½ mile from St. Peter’s Church on the right.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


Incredibly sweet and friendly, five-year-old Ace enjoys the company of both humans and other cats. A very affectionate cat, Ace is the ideal pet for any household! Famous for requesting belly rubs, don’t be surprised when he expresses his love by rubbing his face all over you. Adorable Ace ended up in the shelter through no fault of his own. He’s looking for a forever family who will return his affection.

If you are interested in adopting Ace, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at You can also come to the shelter Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA has been helping the animals of our region for more than 150 years.