For Pets’ Sake thrift store now open in Breckenridge |

For Pets’ Sake thrift store now open in Breckenridge

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BRECKENRIDGE ” People who care about the fate of homeless pets as well as thrifty shoppers, take note. Animal Rescue of the Rockies has opened a nonprofit thrift store on Breckenridge Main Street ” across the street from Extreme Pizza and in the back of the building downstairs from ERA Real Estate.

Board president of the organization, Karen Martiny, encountered the notion of a thrift store to support pets at a workshop where she learned that it was a successful endeavor for many like organizations.

The store is run entirely by volunteers, which right now include the four Animal Rescue of the Rockies board members and a handful of others. If you want to donate time, store credit is traded for shifts.

Dubbed, For Pets’ Sake, the boutique-styled store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and for a limited time from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For Pets’ Sake will accept donations of gently used clothing (no tears, stains or old clothing, and no undergarments), linens, housewares, toys and books. Due to space limitations, they are not accepting any large furniture at this time. Donations are accepted anytime during shop hours.

For more on Animal Rescue of the Rockies, visit

Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or

Volunteers are needed to help out with customer service and checkout, pricing and sorting donations at For Pets’ Sake. Shifts can be anywhere from one to two hours, or up to four to six hours, depending on your schedule.

All volunteers receive store credit for shifts worked, which means volunteers get first pick on the items that come in. Help homeless pets in a fun atmosphere. Call Christine Surdyk at (970) 418-8203 or e-mail

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