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.

Friends of Strays Animal Shelter understand the unique bond that a person can have with their companion animals. That relationship provides a sense of well-being and comfort for many years. Our staff is dedicated to helping homeless animals in Pinellas County and beyond find their forever homes. As a 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelter, our lifesaving success depends on individual, business and foundation donations.

With as many as 100 cats and dogs to visit at our shelter at any given time, Friends of Strays strives to provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors. All of our adoptable dogs and cats are examined by a Veterinarian, sterilized, up to date on vaccines and given daily care and love by our staff until they are adopted. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves - our voiceless friends - the animals.


Wednesday's Whiskers comes from Godiva!

Aptly named with her chocolaty coat and sweet personality, Godiva deserves nothing but the good life. Rich in character and smooth with her style, she’s the cat everyone loves! She happily accepts other felines into her life, but would also be happy living the life of a solo cat with a nice sunny spot by a window. Come meet this sweet lady, and we know you’ll fall in love. After all... Read more

Published 01/06/2016

New Shelter Hours for 2016

NEW Shelter hours for 2016: Mon, Wed – Fri: 1pm - 7pm Sat – Sun: 10am - 4pm Closed on Tuesdays  ... Read more

Published 01/04/2016

2016 FOS Calendars are available for purchase!

The FOS 2016 calendar has arrived!  12 months of adorable dogs and cute cats in full color, including several Friends of Strays alumni.  These make great gifts for the holidays for any animal lover. Not only will your friends and family get a fun reminder of you year-long but they will also be part of supporting a great cause!  Stop by the shelter to pick up yours for a $12 d... Read more

Published 01/03/2016

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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Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater Wed Feb 17

Wednesday, February 17

A fun evening of bingo with prizes and 50/50 raffle with hostess,the fabulous, Melanie Minyon! Reservations Required! Read more

Call for Vendors and Artist - CatCon DogFest

Saturday, May 07

The first annual CatCon DogFest will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9am to 5pm at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in downtown St. Petersburg. This is a curated event benefiting Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless companion animals. We are looking for a wide range of fun, creative and unique high-quality products f... Read more

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