Sandpoint Thrift Shop - Panhandle Animal Shelter

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop depends on donations from the public for its sales. By shopping at the store or donating much-needed items, you are helping care and feed the animals at the shelter.

We accept a wide variety of donations such as books, household items, clothing, furniture and small appliances.  For donations guidelines, please click here.

All of the merchandise is arranged by department, which makes the store very easy to shop and find that great bargain or new treasure.

The store is operated almost totally by our wonderful volunteers. Without them, we would not be able to keep the store open, let alone provide the financial support the animal shelter needs.

Like the Panhandle Animal Shelter, the Thrift Shop is owned by Friends of the Shelter, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We receive no tax support from city, county, state or federal governments. After expenses, such as water, gas and electricity, all of the proceeds from Thrift Shop go to the animal shelter. In fact, the Thrift Shop provides a substantial portion of the Panhandle Animal Shelter’s operating budget.

* We know that you want your donations to benefit the animals, so please bring your new or gently used items to the shop during business hours to prevent theft.

Donation Drop Off Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

870 Kootenai Cutoff Rd.
Ponderay, Idaho 83852

Store Hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday;
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday


Directions to the Panhandle Animal Shelter Thrift Shop:

From the South (Coeur d’Alene):

Go across the Long Bridge into Sandpoint and take the new Sand Creek Byway to Ponderay on U.S. Highway 95.

Follow Highway 95 to Kootenai Cutoff Road.

Take a right onto Kootenai Cutoff Road.

The shelter and thrift shop will be on the left, across from Pend Oreille Veterinary Service.

From the North (Bonners Ferry):

Take U.S. Highway 95 south to Ponderay to Schweitzer Cutoff Road/Kootenai Cutoff Road.

Take a left on Kootenai Cutoff Road

The shelter and thrift shop will be on the left, across from Pend Oreille Veterinary Service.