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 – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


At only 1 year old, talkative Petal is a sweet and youthful cat who is fully litter trained and doesn’t require the time and socialization that a kitten would. Believe it or not, there are a lot of benefits to adopting a cat (rather than a kitten) that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Grown cats are “Insta-Pets.” They’re litter-trained, their personalities are established, and there are few behavioral surprises. Good with children and other cats, Petal was brought to DCSPCA as a stray and is hoping for a furever home where she can snuggle up and settle down. Apply to adopt PETAL: