Top 3 Reasons To Shop Our SPCA Thrift Stores

By Courtney Barber

It’s time to talk about the ‘C’ word… not CATS – CHRISTMAS!! 

November is nearly over and there are only so many shopping days left before Santa comes to town. Why break the bank this holiday season shopping at big box stores, when you can shop local AND save companion animals, at the same time. 

Here are the top 3 reasons you should shop at your local SPCA thrift store this holiday season and save some bucks and pups! 


The Nova Scotia thrift stores receive hundreds of new items daily. Many items are brand new, in the box and several that have been gently used. You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to snag a deal at our stores. Stop in and see what we have in store! 

Our volunteers take special care to ensure any new items with tags or in boxes remain in tacked so that you can save like a boss and shock your secret Santa with a brand-new gift at a fraction of the price. With our wide selection of items, you can walk away with anything from a brand-new designer dress or a coffee maker!



One of the best parts about shopping at a one of the Nova Scotia SPCA thrift stores, is that you are supporting a local business. It is more important than ever that us Nova Scotian’s stick together to help local small businesses and support one another, especially around the holiday season. There are so many wonderful little shops around town, so you can feel good about supporting a good cause or a family by purchasing items you need! 

Did you know 100% of the proceeds from our thrift stores directly support shelter animals? THAT’S RIGHT! Our stores are also primarily volunteer run and TAX FREE!


Last but not least, let’s be honest with one another – Christmas is a stressful time of year and it can be a pricey one too! We have kids, pets, family and friends to shop for and that can add up quick and we haven’t even talked about Christmas dinner and holiday parties…

There is no denying that our network of SPCA thrift stores have your back when it comes to saving this holiday season with the lowest prices in town. We aim to stock our shelves with the best stuff, at the best price and with the generosity of our community, we have been able to continue to do just that! 

Think about it this way, when you shop at any of our SPCA thrift stores this holiday season your $30 purchase helps provide a kitten with vaccines and life-saving medicine. 

So, come in today, snag some deals and feel good knowing that your purchase helps to save the life of a companion animal in your community. Check out our complete listing of our thrift stores and hours of operation.

Courtney Barber

Courtney is the Director of Marketing & Graphic Design for the Nova Scotia SPCA.