Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue’s Second Chances, a quality retail / thrift store, is now open.

Second Chances is run by volunteers. After operating expenses, all proceeds go directly to helping the animals.


#101 9780 Second Street
Sidney, BC

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm (open Thursday until 7:30 pm during Sidney Street Market)
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm



We have many quality items for sale at bargain prices. Brand name, gently used clothing, shoes and handbags at a fraction of the retail price. Beautiful original artwork by local artist Susan Baker, handmade children and adult aprons in a variety of prints and handcrafted jewellery by Sarabande Treasures.

We have a large selection of quality books with paperbacks for 50 cents each and 3 for $1.00. You will find rare collectibles, pet supplies, household items and more.


Specialty Items * Click to enlarge the images


We need your help keeping our shelves stocked. As we have very limited space, we are having to be selective as to the items we can accept. All items should be clean and complete. We are looking for collectibles, gently used spring and summer clothes and accessories (all sizes, men, women and children), household goods, kitchen items, dishes preferably in sets of four or more, anything neat and unique, tools, gardening items, planters, bird feeders and houses, wind chimes, toys, and anything you think may have resale value.

Items we cannot accept are electronics, old kitchen appliances, odd glasses and dinnerware, used frames, large furniture, small knick-knacks, worn clothing and shoes.

Please email for drop off instructions. We may be able to pick up some items depending on your location.

Tax receipts are offered for quality donations in kind and monetary donations.

Thank you for your support!


Do you have 4 or 5 hours a week to spare? We are looking for volunteers to help run the store. The hours will be 10 to 2 and 130 to 530. The only job requirement is that you love animals. Students and retirees welcome. If interested, please email with your information, including hours available.