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


If you are looking for an older dog who’s a pup at heart, look no further.  Charlie is an 8 year old, 68 lb love bug.  He is house trained and knows basic commands like sit, stay, and paw.  He loves toys and he loves to dig, so rather than putting him in a fenced yard with your begonias, he would be happier going on long walks–he does very well on the leash. A canine of refined taste, Charlie is picky about the dogs he likes, but he loves all humans.  Because he’s an older gent, Charlie is showing some kidney and thyroid issues, so we recommend he get regular vet visits to monitor him and be kept on a special diet.  Charlie is a great dog, and he’s ready to be a grateful and faithful companion to you!

If you are interested in adopting Charlie, 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.