When visiting the Menagerie you’ll find one of a kind, quirky treasures. You will find everything from the usual to the unusual, including items from your childhood. We have a large variety of new & used items, with new merchandise coming in daily! The All proceeds from the Menagerie support the operation and mission of the Animal Welfare League.

Let us find the treasure in your unwanted items!

Good, clean, usable items that are in good condition are cheerfully & gratefully accepted.
 We accept clothing, children’s toys, furniture, household appliances, tools, musical instruments, antiques, collectibles, books, and decorative items, anything you use in your home. Here is a more detailed list of items we accept.

  • Furniture (must be in good condition and clean) – all upholstered furniture and rugs must be free of obvious stains, holes, tears, threadbare areas, and/or odors. All other furniture must be in good working order with no missing or broken parts, or significant damage, or pet hair
  • Home furnishings and household items – Home decor is always in demand
  • Jewelry, eyeglasses, sunglasses
  • Bedding, linens, blankets, window treatments in good condition (no stains)
  • Bicycles, tricycles, scooters
  • Books, records, CDs, DVDs, current issues of magazines
  • Cameras
  • Electronics and stereo equipment in good working order
  • Games, puzzles and cards
  • Unused greeting and note cards, stationery, postcards
  • Wall art
  • Kitchenware – dish sets, pots, pans, glassware, utensils, silverware. etc.
  • Lamps – must be in good working order
  • Lawn furniture – must be in good condition
  • Microwave ovens (not older than five years)
  • Phones – land line, cordless and cell
  • VCR and DVD players in good working order
  • Appliances: small in good working order (toasters, coffee makers, blenders, mixers, irons, hair dryers, etc)
  • Sporting goods (except used bike, motorcycle & football helmets)
  • Pianos
  • Clothing, shoes, and accessories
  • Strollers
  • Toys and stuffed animals that are in like new condition – no missing pieces
  • Seasonal Holiday items – Christmas trees accepted only from October – early December

We unfortunately cannot accept the following items:

  • Used bicycle, motorcycle & football helmets, knee pads
  • Medical supplies, vitamins, RX, syringes, needles
  • Cribs, high chairs, bath seats, baby walkers, booster and car seats, any recalled item
  • Food (consider calling mission, local church, synagogue, & food banks)
  • Built-in dishwashers, washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, air conditioners (LARGE)
  • Combustible items: kerosene, gasoline, propane, oil-based paints, lamp or motor oil, any hazardous materials/liquids
  • Console stereos (unless in perfect, like-new condition)
  • Any water damaged item, items with mold or mildew or smelling like mold or mildew
  • Non-working Christmas trees and lights
  • Non-working lights and lamps
  • Skis, poles, and boots
  • Grills
  • Tires and hub caps
  • Bed Springs, mattresses, water beds
  • Building materials
  • Carpet padding
  • Encyclopedia sets, Readers Digest Condensed books
  • Exercise bikes, treadmills, weight benches, exercise equipment
  • Computer keyboards, monitors, CPUs, Software – these will be given back to you
  • Any thermostat with mercury
  • Swing sets
  • Furniture in need of repair or with pet, water, smoke, mold or mildew damage
  • Guns, firearms, weapons, bullets, BB guns
  • Sinks and toilets
  • Compressed gas tanks

Donations of more than four large lawn bags OR boxes please call ahead to schedule a drop off time especially during peak garage sale season (May – September). Please understand that if you bring an unscheduled truckload or car full, we may be unable to accept it that day due to workroom space and fire code regulations. Due to zoning and fire regulations, NO DONATIONS ARE TO BE LEFT ON THE PREMISES WHEN THE STORE IS NOT IN OPERATION. These items are left with the intent to help our shelter animals but many times we do not even see them due to people helping themselves to the items left outside when the store is not open, after hours and on Sunday and Monday. Also, the weather can ruin the items and then we must dispose of them. Please make sure that you ring the bell and secure with donation with a staff member or volunteer during donation hours- and we will give you a tax receipt if needed! Thank you for your cooperation!


Volunteers are the backbone of our organization – they are very much appreciated for their dedication and service to the AWL/Menagerie. At the present time we are in great need of volunteers for the following areas:

· Cashier
· Counter help
· Washing dishes
· Testing lights and electrical products
· General cleaning
· Our upcoming boutique – retail experience and a sense of fashion a plus!

The Menagerie Thrift and Gift Shoppe

6037 E Market St,
Warren, Ohio 44484


(330) 856-5174

Store Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Donation Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM