Come Check Out the Barking Big Bargains at the SPCA Thrift Store

We operate Reno's only Thrift Store whose proceeds support animals in need! The stores carry furniture, household goods, clothing, artwork, jewelry and much more. By shopping with us, you can help more animals find their forever homes. We accept donations of used items suitable for re-sale in the thrift stores. We do pick up heavy items so please check with our Thrift Store (775) 324-7776. We also accept donations of large items such as working vehicles, boats, trucks, cars, etc. All donations are tax deductible.

Our Thrift Store are managed by our Store Manager, Dan Alvarez, who brings over 40 years of thrift store and visual merchandising experience. Please take a moment to get to know Dan by reading about what makes him qualified to make a difference at the SPCA of Northern Nevada.

Dan Alvarez

Store Manager

Meet Dan Alvarez  PDF 

Items We Can No Longer Accept

As we continue to revamp and improve the shopping experience at the SPCA of Northern Nevada Thrift Store, we are evaluating the merchandize we take in and the salability of the items. Unfortunately, during our reorganization we ran across a lot of items that have been sitting in the thrift stores for months and were taking up valuable space. When we have items that we cannot sell it is costly for us to dispose of those items. The money spent on disposal takes away valuable revenue that we use to care for the animals.

As a result we have certain items that we can no longer accept. We apologize for any inconvenience. Along with the items listed below we have also listed some companies or organizations that will take certain merchandise. The list of companies or organizations is provided by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.

Items we can no longer accept include:

  • Large or small copiers
  • Ski’s and ski poles
  • Encyclopedias
  • Treadmills and large exercise equipment
  • Car seats
  • Strollers
  • Playpens
  • Older sewing machines (unless it is an antique)
  • Typewriters
  • Large microwaves
  • Golf clubs
  • Mattresses or box springs

Alternative Business Resources

Console and small or large TV’s that are not cable-ready

  • Global Investment Recover: 786-8555
  • Clean Harbors: 331-9400

Dryers, refrigerators, and freezers (large and small)

  • Teddy B’s: 322-1444 (732 Glendale — in Sparks)
  • Solid Waste Reduction: 331-2267
  • Western Metals: 358-8880

Computers, keyboards, and monitors

  • Clean Harbors: 331-9400
  • Global Investment Recovery: 786-8555
  • Computer Corps: 883-2323

Paint (any type, unless requested)

  • Clean Harbors: 331-9400

Ceiling fans, window blinds, kitchen/bathroom cabinets, doors, sinks, and ceiling or hanging lamps

  • Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store: 323-5511 (They take building supplies and large, working appliances)

Automotive tires

  • Ray’s Tire Exchange: 329-1100
  • Firestone Tires: 329-2880


  • Howards Chevron: 786-2139
  • American Auto Wreckers: 322-9999
  • Clean Harbor: 331-9400

Auto parts

  • Reno Auto and Truck Wreckers: 329-8671

To schedule a pick-up, please call (775) 324-7776.

Find a match ...

Serving Northern Nevada Since 1998

Stanley James Walker Pet Care and Adoption Center
Shelter location: 4950 Spectrum Blvd. (Off the Dandini Exit), Reno, NV 89512
Mailing Address
Contact Us
SPCA of Northern Nevada Thrift Store
Thrift Store location: 401 Vine St. (4th and Vine), Reno, NV 89503