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: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 – 5 pm
Wednesday: 12 – 5 pm
Thursday: 12 – 7 pm
Friday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 5 pm


Athena is happiness and joy wrapped up in a 52 pound brindle-coloured package.  Her pet foster parent describes his 7-year old charge as “the perfect dog.” She is housetrained, walks nicely on leash, and does not chase after the local squirrels.  She loves meeting the neighbors; to Athena, everyone is a new found friend.  She shows proper etiquette at her dinner bowl and is very gentle when taking treats.  She enjoys rides in the car and running errands with her people. Athena can be shy with other dogs who are too pushy, but she does enjoy being with other laid back dogs. Athena would be a perfect dog for a first time dog owner or someone who prefers a dog that is already trained. She is a great great friend and companion, ready with a smile and a full-body tail wag.

If you are interested in adopting Athena, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at To meet one of our pets, you must have an approved adoption application on file. Those with approved applications can visit the shelter Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.
Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is celebrating 150 years of helping the animals of our region.