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


Sometimes older cats get overlooked, but they can make the best pets!  Hugh came to us as a stray but he was definitely someone’s house cat once.  He is estimated to be around 12 years old and weighs 10 pounds.  He loves everyone and has perfect manners.  His favorite activities are laying in the sunshine and snuggling.  He is so attached to humans that he would prefer not to have other pets around, but he is also the kind of cat who is fine when left to his own amusements.  Hugh’s blood test shows signs of kidney disease like many older cats, but at this time his condition can be managed with diet and he isn’t showing any symptoms.  Hugh has a big personality and he loves to talk–he will run to the door to greet you when you come home and will want to know all about your day.

If you are interested in adopting Hugh, 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.