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 and Sunday: 12 – 5 pm


Dubbed “the little hippo,” Sherman is a 9 year old, 68 pound mixed breed who loves to sit outdoors and watch cars, play with toys, and sit in your lap and give you kisses. Sherman was found as a stray. He had a microchip but no one ever showed up to claim him. At first he was very scared of everything and everyone, but during the year he has been with us he turned into a happy fellow and now loves his walks and meeting new people. He takes fish oil to help with his dry skin. He seems to like other dogs but a meet would have to be arranged before he could go to a home with another dog. Sherman has a unique and adorable personality, and he has been waiting for his forever family way too long!

If you are interested in adopting Hugh, or any of our other available pets, please visit the adopt page at To meet one of our pets, you must have an approved adoption application on file. Those with approved applications can visit the shelter Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is celebrating 150 years of helping the animals of our region.