Austin Pets Alive! Thrift Stores

Austin Pet’s Alive! is excited to announce the opening of its second thrift store benefitting Central Texas’ most vulnerable animals! After the successful launch of the first thrift store of its kind in Texas last May on Burnet Road, we’re happy to now offer south Austinites a location close to home at 1409 W. Oltorf St. starting Saturday, April 21.

APA! Thrift stores are boutique-style, selling high quality new and gently used items for very low prices. ALL net proceeds directly support the innovative life-saving programs of Austin Pet’s Alive!.

Locations: 5801 Burnet Rd., 1409 W. Oltorf St.

Open Daily: Monday-Wednesday from 10am-6pm, and Thursday-Sunday from 10am-8pm

Accepting donations and pets welcome!

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 or our newest store at 1409 W. Oltorf St.

Donations are welcome Monday through Wednesday from 10am-6pm, Thursday from 10am-8pm, and Friday through Sunday from 6-8pm!

(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 small volunteer-run stores 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.