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 & Sunday: 12 – 5 pm

Let’s Make Home Happen for Echo!

Despite his age, Echo the mini-schnauzer, is a spunky little grandpa. He loves to wrestle and play fetch with plush toys. He is super funny and playful, especially in the mornings and early afternoon. Give him one long walk and its nap time again. He’s also very smart and has been picking up commands really quickly! He likes being a part of the family and prefers to keep close company with his humans.

Echo is considered special needs due to his hypothyroid condition.

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. If you are interested in adopting Echo, or any of our other available pets, please visit After choosing a pet and submitting the online application, you must make an appointment to meet the pet you want to adopt. You can also find updates and resources for pet owners during the pandemic on the website and the DCSPCA Facebook page.

Photos courtesy of Chase Itter