In mid 2017 a few friends got together and decided to start a non-profit that would sell secondhand items, online and via pop ups, with the proceeds going to animal shelters and sanctuaries locally, nationally, and worldwide. And so they made it happen.

The NW Animal Foundation, a recognized 501 (c)(3) based in Portland, Oregon, is an organization that raises funds to support animal rescues, sanctuaries and other organizations that address or prevent abuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of items can I donate?

Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories (free of stains and holes)

Kitchenware (pots and pans, dishes, glasses, etc.)

Home décor and art

Antiques and vintage items

Art, sewing and craft supplies


Cameras (SLR, Point & Shoot, Digital, Video, etc.)

Coins and collectibles

Small electronics (coffee makers, microwaves, DVD players, etc.)

Small furniture (please contact us regarding larger items)


Musical instruments

Media (Blu-Ray, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, tapes, etc.)

Paper goods (postcards, notebooks, etc.)

Pet items (no perishable food, treats, used beds or toys)

Seasonal & holiday Items

Shoes (non-leather)

Sporting goods (non-leather)


Where can I drop off donations?

You can drop off donations at any one of our popup events, we just ask you contact us first.

Can I host a pop up event?

If you are interested in hosting a pop up event just let us know, we are always on the look out for additional locations and spaces.

What donations do you not accept?

Animal products (fur coats, leather shoes, antlers, ivory, pearls, taxidermy, silk, etc.)

Children’s clothing

Baby items

Large appliances (washing machines, refrigerators, etc.)

Large furniture (without prior consent)

Used pet beds

Anything dirty or in nonworking condition

Cell phones

TVs (other than flat screens)

Medical Equipment

Large quantity Business Logo Items (marketing products, shirts, glasswear, etc.)

Used underwear

Used pillows and mattresses

Will you pick up donations?

Of course! If you are in the greater Portland, Oregon metro area we can arrange to pick up your items.

Can I recommend a non profit for your next beneficiary?

Yes, if you know of a animal sanctuary or habitat that you would like to see us donate to just let us know. We ask that all recommendations are registered nonprofits and that their mission aligns with our values.