Seven years ago, the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) embarked on a new adventure. The Pacific Northwest’s largest adoption-guarantee, cat-only animal shelter opened a thrift store! The sale of donated new and gently used goods helps fund CAT’s mission to save the lives of homeless cats and kittens. At this thrift store, you don’t just give new life to old items, you give hope and happiness to cats in need!
Saturday, October 28, marks the CAT Thrift Store’s seventh anniversary. Come celebrate with them from October 25-29 for great deals and tasty anniversary treats.
In addition to raising funds for a great cause, the thrift store benefitting the Cat Adoption Team provides an enjoyable, unique shopping experience. When you visit the store in Southwest Portland, you get a high-end boutique experience with unique items including clothing, books, and collectibles at bargain pricing!
With the help of their amazing staff and volunteers, new merchandise is on the floor every day. Their small but mighty crew also helps keep the store in tiptop shape. Volunteers do everything from handy work to cleaning, sorting to stocking, and even kitty care. That’s right, you can meet a cat for adoption right in their store! They regularly house a feline “Shelter Ambassador” from CAT’s shelter who stays at the Thrift Store while seeking a forever home. In the past seven years, the store has helped more than 50 cats find loving new families! Most Shelter Ambassadors can be seen housed near their front window, but every once and awhile you’ll find them waiting for love and attention in a harness behind the counter.
Since the store opened in 2011, we’ve sold over 365,000 items in 85,000 transactions for a total of $1,159,000 in sales—and all proceeds support CAT’s programs and services. They are thrilled to be a part of this generous, cat-loving community!
Their amazing donors and volunteers give their time and fantastic goods to make the CAT Thrift Store one of the best Portland-area thrift shops. They are forever grateful to the people who choose to make them a part of their lives. And they always have room for new volunteers and shoppers, so if you’ve been looking for a fun way to help cats, stop by and check them out!
The CAT Thrift Store is located at 4838 SW Scholls Ferry Road in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood of Portland. They’re open from 10am to 7pm, 7 days a week. Join them during their anniversary week or stop in any time to shop or donate and help save lives! For more information, click here!