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

The Dutchess

When you meet The Dutchess, you will notice right away that she is magical. Her musical purr lets you know how much she enjoys being petted and loved. She has cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological condition which makes her a bit wobbly, but it doesn’t affect her living her best life. She enjoys sunbathing, snuggling, face rubs and chin scritches. And if you want to have a chat over tea and biscuits, The Dutchess is an attentive listener and gives great advice, which usually includes cuddling with her.
If you are interested in adopting The Dutchess, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at We are now open for walk-in hours on Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 4pm. Check the website to make sure the pet you want to meet is in the shelter and not in foster. To meet a pet in foster care, you must complete the adoption application and make an appointment.
Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is celebrating 150 years of helping the animals of our region.
See The Dutchess on YouTube!