The Dutchess County SPCA 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 – 5 pm
Friday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 5 pm


Cadbury, so named for his rabbity ears, is an incredibly affectionate 12-year old. He was found as a stray, very skinny and with some age-related conditions (gingivitis, signs of early renal disease), but has been recovering well while he’s been with us.  He is still pretty skinny so is looking for a family that is not stingy with the food and treats!  He is mostly a domestic short hair but his head and body shape suggest some Siamese or Abyssinian.  And those ears!  If you would like a distinctive-looking cat that is as sweet as candy, Cadbury is your guy!

If you are interested in adopting Cadbury, 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.