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 Nico!

Nico defies stereotypes. At 8 years old, he has the energy of a younger dog. He is medium sized, but thinks he’s a lap dog. He is a friendly, social boy who enjoys exploring city streets and open spaces as much as he loves snuggling on the couch. He is looking for his best friend, fellow adventurer and snuggle-buddy. Nico is also a bit of a social media darling thanks to his foster dad, starring in his own TikTok video and appearing on IGTV (Instagram). Nico is available for foster or adoption.

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Nico, 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.