Welcome to the Thrift Shop

Save Lives with Every Purchase!


Treasure-hunt from our curated collection of vintage clothing, home decor, artwork, jewelry and more. Best of all, every purchase saves shelter animals!


The Thrift Shop welcomes volunteers to help with inventory, merchandising, customer greeting, and more!


Donate your pre-loved treasures to help shelter dogs and cats find the new loves in their lives! 100% of proceeds benefit shelter animals. 

Want the latest Thrift Shop news? Subscribe to our list!

Save Lives with Every Purchase!

Berkeley Humane’s newly opened thrift shop features a carefully curated collection of vintage clothing, home decor, framed artwork, jewelry, and more. You never know what treasures you will find, and 100% of proceeds benefit shelter animals through our Hope Medical Fund!

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID #94-1347069.

Volunteers are the foundation of the Thrift Shop’s success! If you like to have fun with cool people, support a great cause, can enthusiastically greet strangers without jumping on or sniffing them inappropriately, can help fetch items, then we want to hear from you! To learn more, please contact us.

Volunteer roles include sorting donations, merchandising, cashiering and greeting customers. 

We are grateful for donations of new and like-new/gently used handbags, home décor, framed art, jewelry, and men’s and women’s clothing. Shoes are accepted if they are in excellent condition.

Please note: we are no longer accepting Thrift Shop donations at our Adoption Center.

We are sorry but we are no longer able to accept book donations due to a lack of space.

Donations gladly accepted Wednesday through Sunday 11AM–5PM. Please carry all donations inside the Thrift Shop (1120 Solano Ave., Albany).

To get a receipt for your in-kind donation, please click here.

Please review the list of items we cannot accept, below, due to our extremely limited space.
  • baby items including bassinets, cribs, walkers, car seats, strollers
  • baby and kids clothes
  • bbq grills
  • bed frames, beds, futons
  • bike racks
  • blankets including electric blankets and bedspreads
  • books
  • canning jars
  • cat trees
  • chandeliers
  • children’s toys
  • computers
  • crutches, walkers
  • curling irons
  • dog runs and pens
  • draperies
  • encyclopedias
  • exercise equipment
  • fax machines
  • fireplace screens
  • fur clothing
  • furniture (sofas, larger items/sets)
  • geriatric equipment
  • hair dryers
  • hangers
  • holiday lights (except new in box)
  • ironing boards
  • lamps
  • large appliances
  • light fixtures
  • magazines
  • microwaves
  • office furniture
  • perishable items
  • pet strollers
  • phones
  • pillows
  • plastic storage bins and
  • containers
  • plastic water bottles
  • potty seats
  • printers
  • ring binders
  • scanners
  • scholastic books
  • sewing machines
  • shower curtains
  • shredders
  • sofas
  • sports equipment
  • televisions, monitors, consoles
  • typewriters, word processors
  • underwear, undergarments
  • VCRs
  • VHS tapes
  • window blinds, curtains, rods, shades, shutters
  • Hardwired lights
  • Stuffed toys
  • Plastic Items (Any Kind)
  • Worn socks or undergarments

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

Berkeley Humane Thrift Shop logo
hope medical fund

Thrift Shop proceeds support Berkeley Humane’s Hope Medical Fund, giving medically-vulnerable animals the second chance they deserve!

more ways to show support
donate »

Berkeley Humane is supported entirely by private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

vehicle donation »

Donate your old car, truck, van, motorcycle, trailer, boat, or RV!

planned giving »

Ensure the future care of your family, pets, and causes that are important to you.

Shopping »

Discounts, deals, and give-backs, and our wish list!

Skip to content