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


When Donnie’s parents divorced, they started a new chapter in their lives without him, so he ended up at the shelter. He is a two and a half year old rabbit who is looking for a fresh start with a caring, devoted family. He dreams of a home that will spoil him a little and love him a lot. He doesn’t take up a lot of room and he enjoys gentle petting. Like most rabbits, he’s a very healthy eater, so he will remind you to nibble fresh veggies everyday!
Since the COVID-19 state of emergency, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. If you are interested in adopting Donnie, or any of our other available pets, please visit  After choosing a pet and submitting the online application, your application will be reviewed and an adoption counselor will contact you to make an appointment. The Dutchess County SPCA is now open to the public Fridays through Sundays, 12pm to 4pm. Entry is limited to two people at a time, so there may be a wait to enter.