A wonderful rescue organization in the Houston area Pals for Pooches operates the Animal Charities Thrift Shop.
"Our mission is to raise funds to support and subsidize the spay and neuter program of pets in our community, help fund Pals for Pooches, assist senior citizens with medical and food needs for their pets and assist other local animal organizations."
They rely on "the generosity of the public and welcome any donations with open arms" and request that donations of clothing, household items, furniture and pet items be brought to the thrift shop at 22323 Loop 494 in Kingwood, TX
The phone # is 281-359-7166
Their stated hours are:
Tues-Fri from 10:00 - 4:00 and Saturday from 11:00 - 2:00
but as with any business or service that is all-volunteer run, it's always a good idea to call first to confirm hours ... especially with $4 a gallon gas!
Pals for Pooches also has a wish-list of items needed for the animals in their care.