Austin Pets Alive! Thrift Store

Austin Pet’s Alive! is excited to announce the opening of Austin’s first thrift store benefitting Central Texas’ most vulnerable animals. Launched in May 2017, APA! Thrift, is a boutique-style thrift store selling high quality new, and gently used items, for very low prices. ALL net proceeds go to support the innovative life-saving programs of Austin Pet’s Alive!.

We need your new and gently used donations!

APA! Thrift welcomes your quality new, and gently used items for sale in our store. All donations are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt (our shelter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) and are accepted at 5801 Burnet Road Monday through Thursday between 10AM and 6PM. (If possible, because weekends tend to be very busy with customers, we ask that you please drop off donations during the week. Thank you in advance!) If donating an item of an estimated value exceeding $100, please remember to alert the staff or volunteer receiving the donation.


As a small volunteer-run store with limited storage space, we are regrettably unable to accept all items for donation. Please see the below list of items we are able to sell and those which we are not able to sell at this time. Unsellable donations must be disposed of at a high cost to the store, thus taking time and money away from the shelter. As such, we respectfully request donations are clean, in good condition (free of stains and holes), from a smoke-free environment, and are included on the below list of acceptable donations.

Items we’d love to have: (Vintage and designer always welcome!)

  • Clothing – Adult, Mens and Womens
  • Jewelry
  • Purses + Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Home Decor (Decorative Glassware, Pottery, Wood Crafts, etc.)
  • Collectibles + Memorabilia
  • Artwork
  • Musical Instruments
  • Records
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Gaming Systems + Video Games

Items we are regrettably unable to accept at this time:

  • Kids, Baby + Maternity Clothing
  • Kid + Baby Toys
  • Bed Pillows
  • Used Blankets, Sheets + Towels
  • Used Shower Curtains + Window Curtains, Rods + Shades
  • Mattresses + Mattress Pads
  • Strollers
  • Cribs
  • Magazines
  • VCRs/Tube TVs
  • Desktop Computers
  • Printers + Shredders
  • VHS Tapes
  • Plastic Water Bottles
  • Plastic Tupperware

We appreciate our store sponsors!


All signage at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift has been generously sponsored by Sign Depot.


Thanks to Central Security for donating a top-notch security and monitoring system for the store.