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

Since the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Dutchess County SPCA adoption process has changed.  The DCSPCA is currently open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.


Nitro is an awesome, all-around family dog.  He has lived with cats, a small dog and kids.  He is active and joyful and very loving.  Although  medium sized, Nitro believes he is a lap dog, so be prepared to watch TV with a 45-pound goofy (and sometimes snoring) canine across your lap. If you are looking for happiness, Nitro will provide it by the bucket load!
Since the COVID-19 state of emergency, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. If you are interested in adopting Nitro, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at  After choosing a pet, complete the online application and submit it for review. If approved, you and your family will be invited to make an appointment to meet the pet to see if you’re a good fit for each other.
Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is celebrating 150 years of helping the animals of our region.