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


Zion is a happy mix of youth, joy and exuberance. At just two years of age, he has yet to find a toy that he doesn’t like to play with – squeeky, plush, tug toy, frisbee or ball! He likes everyone and gets very excited to meet new friends. His arch enemy is ‘The Vacuum,’ a loud-mouthed monster who doesn’t like toys,  mangling them as it runs them over. Zion hopes to find an active family with no small children to knock over. He would like to go hiking and adventuring, play in the yard, go to the park and explore the wonderful world and all it has to offer.

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.