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.


Winnie is a sweet, six year old, brown-eyed girl. She is continually overlooked at the shelter because she is a simple dog with simple tastes. Winnie has social anxiety and can be overwhelmed by the outside world. She would prefer to be a homebody, living with one or two adults in a quiet environment. She doesn’t want to go to the dog park or hang out with friends. She enjoys a peaceful walk where together, you can enjoy the trills of song birds and the beauty of nature. She will happily cuddle on the couch, or sunbathe on the porch with you. She will be a loving and faithful companion.
If you are interested in adopting Winnie, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the DCSPCA adoption process has changed. You should look at the website first to see if there are any pets you are interested in meeting.  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. We are now open for walk-in hours on Saturday and 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 make an appointment.
Added is a cartoon that one of our resident artists did of her. We love Winnie, it breaks our hearts that we haven’t found her forever home yet.
Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is celebrating 150 years of helping the animals of our region.