In July 2017, the Dartmouth SPCA Thrift Store opened its doors, making it the second store in the province for the Nova Scotia SPCA, our first located in Queens County.

Relying on the generosity and support of community donations, the Nova Scotia SPCA Thrift Store accepts a wide variety of household items, giving thrift-savvy customers another avenue to support the SPCA while in turn keeping these items out of landfills.

November of 2017, we celebrated the opening of our New Minas store located a short distance from the Kings SPCA shelter in Waterville. This charming store provides the same exciting bargain opportunities to residents, SPCA supporters and treasure hunters alike.

Daily operations of the thrift stores are run primarily by a remarkable group of volunteers who graciously give of themselves and their time. Facilitating everything from sorting donations to merchandising the front end of the store, creating positive experiences for our customers, enjoying the next chapter in their volunteering career with the Nova Scotia SPCA.

The SPCA thrift stores are so much more than a place to find a good bargain. They are also a resource that will  further engage our volunteers, donors, and community members with another outlet to participate and show their support to the society.