Your donation helps keep Austin a No-Kill city!

APA! Thrift welcomes your quality new and gently used items for sale in our store. Austin Pets Alive! is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and all donations are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.

  • Donations are welcome at both locations Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm! Thank you in advance!

  • Unsellable donations must be disposed of at a high cost to the store, thus taking time and money away from the shelter. We respectfully request that 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.

  • If donating an item of an estimated value exceeding $100, please remember to alert the staff or volunteer receiving the donation.

Our two locations have limited storage space, and we are regrettably unable to accept all items for donation. Please see the below lists of items we can accept and cannot accept.


  • Designer Womens and Mens clothing in new or gently used condition

  • Vintage Womens and Mens clothing in new or gently used condition

  • All Clothing - Adult Womens & Mens, new or gently used condition

  • Pet items- new or gently used

  • Jewelry

  • Purses + Handbags

  • Shoes

  • Books

  • Home Decor

  • Collectibles & Memorabilia

  • Artwork

  • Musical Instruments

  • Records

  • Laptops in working condition

  • Tablets in working condition

  • Gaming Systems & Video Games in working condition

  • Flat Screen TVs in working condition

  • Furniture - please call store before dropping off due to space restrictions

  • Donations for Shelter items (towels, sheets, unopened food, litter, etc) can be made directly to the shelter - 1156 W Cesar Chavez St.

Not Acceptable:

  • Broken on non-working electronics, appliances, household goods

  • Beds, Used mattresses, Large furniture

  • Used underwear

  • Damaged clothing

  • Used Bed Pillows

  • Used Blankets, Sheets & Towels

  • Used Shower Curtains & Window Curtains, Rods + Shades

  • Used Strollers & Cribs, Baby items

  • Magazines

  • VCRs & Tube TVs

  • Desktop Computers

  • Printers & Shredders

  • VHS Tapes

  • Plastic Water Bottles

  • Plastic Tupperware