Adoption Center open Tues. - Sat., 10am - 6pm (naptime 1 - 2pm) with no appointment needed!


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100% of our proceeds benefit animals in need!

Asheville Humane's beautiful resale boutique is located at 800 Fairview Road, Suite EE (right next to Mr. K's Used Books) in the River Ridge Marketplace shopping center. Please see below for donation information - we truly appreciate our donors, shoppers, and volunteers!


Please see "Donation Information" section below for more info.

Current best sellers:

  • Home decor
  • Designer handbags and shoes
  • Jeans
  • Men's clothing and shoes
  • Vintage and fine jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Vintage/Unique/Antique - toys, games, decor, art, and collectibles 

Thrift Store Hours:

  • Shopping hours are 7 days each week from 10am - 6pm

  • Thrift Store donations are accepted Monday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm. 

    • We accept donations at the door to the left of the main store entrance. 
    • Please ring the bell inside of the donation drop-off area if you would like assistance bringing in your donations.

Please DO NOT leave items in front of our store when the donation intake door is locked! Items left outside are often stolen, broken, or littered across the sidewalk and parking lot, causing many problems for us and our wonderful shopping center neighbors. 

Volunteers are always wanted!  

Our volunteers mean the world to us at the shop!  Please see the Thrift Store section of the Volunteer page HERE for more information or to sign up!

Donation Information:

  • Donations may be dropped off at our thrift store Monday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm.  The donation intake door is just to the left of the store entrance door (on the front of the building). If you need assistance bringing items in, please ring the bell just inside the door!


    • Though we try our best, we have limited donation pick up ability and can only pick up large items such as furniture in great condition or like-new exercise equipment (please see specific item donation information below for info about what we can or can't accept).

    • Please email photos of the items you'd like to donate to thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org. This helps ensure that we have space in our vehicle and store, and the staff/volunteer support to handle the items. In your email, please include your preferred pick up day or if you have any time restrictions. 

  • Donation receipts are available at the time of donation drop-off.

  • Due to the high cost, we have very limited dumpster space and cannot provide a dumpster for items we are unable to accept (see specific item guidelines below for items we can and cannot accept).

  • While we accept most sellable items and appreciate all of our donations, please note that we cannot accept items that are broken, ripped, stained, missing pieces, or items that have an odor such as smoke, moth balls, or mold.

Specific item donation information:

General Store Supplies:

We love to have these items donated regularly for general store use: paper or cloth shopping bags, department store-type plastic bags (please no grocery store plastic bags), zippered plastic linen bags (the kind that new linens come in), cleaning supplies like Windex, Pledge, or Lysol,  price tags (stickers or hang tags), jewelry boxes/cloth bags, and snack-size zip-top baggies.  Please see our Amazon wish list HERE!

Baby/Children’s Items:

We love to receive in-season children’s clothing, toys in very good condition, and games with all pieces. 

We cannot accept cribs or car seats. 

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, and Linens:

We love to receive in-season clothing, accessories, costume jewelry, and linens in great condition. We love to receive fine jewelry in any condition!

Electronics and Appliances:

We love to receive most electronics and small appliances that are in good working condition. 

We cannot accept gas appliances, large appliances (unless they're in like-new condition), built-in microwaves, VHS players, tube TVs, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, air purifiers or humidifiers.

Exercise Equipment:

We love to receive newer exercise equipment, and sporting goods in working condition. 

Furniture, Housewares, Home Decor, and Kitchen:

We love to receive furniture items that do not have rips, tears or stains. 

We cannot accept large/deep entertainment centers, particle board furniture, very large desks, head or foot boards, bedframes, mattresses, box springs or anything that is too large for us to handle or place on the sales floor due to limited space. 

Lawn and Garden:

We love to receive outdoor furniture, lawn equipment, and garden items in good non-rusty condition.  


We love to receive books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and video games that are in good condition. 

We cannot accept magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes, encyclopedias, textbooks, books that have a musty smell, homemade or copied CDs or DVDs.

**Please note: we occasionally have to stop accepting book donations due to limited space. We will post signs on our donation intake door when this is the case**

Pet Supplies:

We love to receive pet supplies that are in good condition. 

We cannot accept rusted metal pet items, tie-out stakes or shock collars.


We love to receive seasonally-appropriate décor in good condition. 

We cannot accept items that are out of season due to our limited storage space.

Vintage/Antique Items:

We love to receive antique, vintage and collectible items in good condition. 


We are able to sell a limited number of vehicles through the shop each year and we love to receive vehicles in great working condition!  If you are interested in donating your vehicle to be sold at the shop, please email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org and include a photo of the vehicle (if possible), the year, make, model, and mileage. If you're unable to email, please call the shop at (828)761-2002 or stop by at 800 Fairview Road, Suite EE.

If we are unable to sell your vehicle at our shop, you can still donate the proceeds to Asheville Humane!  Please see the "Car Donations" section of our website HERE for more information!


If you have any questions about items you would like to donate, please feel free to call the shop at (828)761-2002 or email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org

With the help of our thrift store donors, Asheville Humane saves or supports thousands of animals each year!  Thank you!!