Frequently Asked Questions
What is WearWOof?
WearWoof, Inc. is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We operate an upscale women's resale boutique in McIntyre Square in the North Hills to raise money for our 22 Shelter and Rescue Partners. We also pride ourselves on throwing fun and unique fundraising parties several times a year.
How can I help?
You can help further our Mission by shopping with us, donating your unwanted new and very gently used fashion, home décor, and bestselling books, volunteering in the shop and at events, becoming a Corporate Partner, attending and supporting our fundraising events, and - most importantly - telling your friends and family about us.
Where does the money go?
WearWoof is partnered with 22 Shelters and Rescues in Western Pennsylvania.
When you make a donation of gently used or new better women’s clothing or pet clothing and accessories to the WearWoof Shop, you support activities such as low-cost spay/neuter programs, Trap-Neuter-Release/Community Cat initiatives, the care and medical support of shelter animals, adoption events, education and community outreach and more.
Proceeds from sales at the WearWoof Shop, as well as our other fundraising activities, are then directed toward our Shelter and Rescue Partners. These Partners are local groups and organizations that must undergo an application and vetting process before being approved to receive WearWoof funding and support.
Do you buy clothing?
WearWoof is not a consignment store. Our charitable model allows fashionable, generous animal-loving women to donate their unwanted fashion as an alternative to consignment. Contributions are tax-deductible. Consult your tax professional for information regarding charitable cash and in-kind donations.
Do you have sales?
Our prices are always competitive, but we love a good sale as much as you do! We have a doorbuster clearance sale twice a year, and we offer many other sales, discounts, and promotions throughout the year. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the know.
What kind of donations do you accept?
We accept current (purchased from the original retailer in the past five years) new, like new, and very gently used better mall brand and designer label fashion, accessories, and shoes; home décor, bestselling books, and pet accessories.
What happens to donations you don't select to sell in the shop?
While not everything that is donated to us is suitable for sale in our shop, it is important to us that nothing goes to waste. We distribute donations we can't use to other non-profit thrift stores, organizations, and individuals in need.
Can you help me adopt or rehome an animal?
While WearWoof is an animal welfare organization, we are not a shelter or rescue. Our goal is to support the work of approved shelters and rescues whose mission is aligned with ours by raising money through our women's resale boutique. View our list of approved Partners to get in touch with an organization that may be able to help.