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


Ridley is a SuperBunny, able to leap 5-foot high enclosures with a single bound. She may seem feisty at first, but she gives in really quick and loves affection and attention. She is litter box trained and also hops on a leash, enjoying time outside of her crate. And if that isn’t enough, she is an absolute beauty! A healthy eater, Ridley’s daily snack consists of a variety of treats ranging from apples to kale & celery, to carrots, and occasionally cilantro, parsley or spinach.

*Cape not included

If you are interested in adopting Ridley, 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.