Welcome to Friends of Strays

Friends of Strays is a non-profit organization located in St. Petersburg, FL, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets.

Our organization is funded by individual contributions, wills, bequests, and memberships. Friends of Strays provides services to the most needy section of our pet population, the homeless animals of Pinellas County. These services include the daily care, sterilization and temporary shelter until adoption of the pet can be arranged. The primary goal of Friends of Strays is to stop the reproduction of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam, unable to care for themselves. We are active in programs which educate the public about humane treatment and care of animals. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves - our voiceless friends - the animals.


Holiday Hours

December 24th we will close at 2PM.December 25th we are closed for Christmas.December 31st we will close at 2PM.January 1st we are closed.... Read more

Published 12/22/2014

Shelter closed Thursday, December 18

Friends of Strays will be closed on Thursday, December 18th to prepare for our Fee Waived Adoption Event this weekend. We will re-open Friday, December 19th at 11am. Check out our web site for more details...we are open Friday, Saturday and SUNDAY to find ALL of our shelter dogs and cats a Home for Christmas!!!   ... Read more

Published 12/17/2014

Featured Pet - Pets of the Week

It isn’t often that the word “failure” can evoke a sense of joy and happiness. For those involved in animal rescue, though, the term “foster failure” describes an individual who had every intention of fostering a pet, but fell in love and opened their home. Tampa Bay Newspapers pet photo contest winner for December is Chloe, whose adoptive human Tina Parks fosters bot... Read more

Published 12/09/2014


Help Elsa find a home for Christmas

Monday, January 05

"Are you sure my forever family is out there"... "Yes Elsa, we know the perfect family will come for you soon." Please include the Holiday schedule.Holiday Hours:  December 24th we will close at 2PM.December 25th we are closed for Christmas.December 31st we will close at 2PM. January 1st we are closed. ... Read more

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Foster Program

Do you have the time and space to provide temporary homes for animals until permanent, loving homes are found? Friends of Strays provides all necessary training, cages, formula, and pet food. All you need to provide is temporary love and care. You can have all of the enjoyment of watching the kittens grow and play without the long-term commitment or give a temporary loving home to an older cat until a spot opens up in the shelter. Become a Foster family today!
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