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

Pretty Girl and Charlie

Love and joy and sweetness, that’s what you get with Pretty Girl, 7, and little Charlie, who is 2. This bonded pair must be adopted together. They adore each other and love to play and snuggle with each other. Pretty Girl loves everyone and Charlie likes anyone that Pretty Girl does. He has been with her since he was a puppy. Charlie likes to hide under his bed and play hide and seek with humans. Pretty Girl doesn’t fit under the bed, but she puts her head under it as if to hide with him. They are the most adorable couple.

Since the COVID-19 state of emergency, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. If you are interested in adopting Pretty Girl and Charlie, or any of our other available pets, please visit After choosing a pet and submitting the online application, we’ll review the application then contact you to make an appointment to meet the pet you want to adopt.