Thrift Store Donations

To our Wagging Tails customers:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and for the protection of our customers and staff, Wagging Tails will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17. In addition, we will not be able to accept donations until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates.

Thank you for your patronage and continued support. We appreciate your understanding, as we navigate this challenge and attempt to keep everyone as safe as we can.

Donation Drop-off Details

1310 East Gude Drive, rear door
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-0345

Tuesday thru Friday  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – donation intake closed

All donations should be clean and in working condition.

Acceptable donations listed below

Any questions?
Call (301) 279-0345

Donation information

Thank you for choosing to donate your items to our thrift store. We are part of the Montgomery County Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which shelters, cares for and adopts out homeless, abused and neglected animals. All proceeds from the sale of donated items at Wagging Tails support the work of MCHS.

Donations are accepted at the loading dock in the parking lot behind the store. Please do not leave items at any other time. Shopping center employees clean early in the morning and dispose of all unattended items in the parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.

We are happy to provide a tax deduction donation slip at the time of donation.

If you need assistance with pick up of large items, or have questions about this service, please call Amanda at (301) 279-0345. Please note that donation pick-up requires a 3 week lead time.

We happily accept donations of gently used items including the following:

Appliances: Fans, heaters, microwaves, coffee makers, mixers, small kitchen appliances and small dorm refrigerators.
All appliances should be clean, safe and in working order.
Please do not donate items with damaged cords.
Books: Audio books on CD. Hardback and paperback books.
Books should be clean and free of “musty book smell.”
Books should not be damaged (broken spines/covers, highlighting, underlining).
We do not take textbooks and encyclopedias.
Clothing: Clothing for men, women and children including belts, gloves, hats, scarves, shawls and ties.
Clothing should be clean with no stains, holes or missing buttons.
Shoes for men, women and children in good clean condition.
Computer equipment: Complete working computers with CPU and monitor (Windows 8 and newer).
New computer equipment or flat screens.
We do not accept spare parts for computers. Hard drives should be clean and password free.
Electronics: Boom boxes, cameras, DVD players with remotes, complete gaming systems, MP3 players, record players, speakers, stereo equipment, CDs, DVDs, LP records, flat screen TVs with a remote.
All electronics should be complete and in working condition.
Furniture: Furniture in good clean condition with no stains, deep scratches or broken parts.
Household items: China, crystal, framed artwork, lamps, pots and pans, picture frames, pottery, Pyrex dishes, silverware, and vases.
Jewelry: We accept all jewelry.
Linens: Dishtowels, napkins, new (unused) sheets or bedspreads, tablecloths, towels, throw pillows, vintage linens.
All linens should be clean and stain-free.
Miscellaneous items: Baskets, bicycles, brief cases, canes, collectibles, craft supplies, eyeglasses, flower pots, garden tools, golf clubs, ice skates, luggage, office equipment, purses, toiletries, tools, unused candles.
Pet items: Cat trees, crates, food and water bowls, leashes and collars, non-prescription medicine, pet beds, towels, toys, unopened and non-expired pet food, unopened litter.
Please make sure that items are clean, complete and rust and/or stain-free.
Toys: Dolls, games, stuffed animals, toys, new and unopened jigsaw puzzles.
Please make sure that toys are clean, complete and stain-free.
We do not have the facilities for repairs or heavy cleaning — please provide items in clean and working condition.