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.

News

Get Ready for CatCon DogFest!

Get Ready for CatCon DogFest! Friends of Strays organizes first of its kind event at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – You’ve heard of Comic Con, for comic book lovers. Or maybe Dragon Con, for fantasy and sci-fi fans. Now get ready for CatCon DogFest!  The event will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic St. Petersburg ... Read more

Published 04/11/2016

Shelter Closed Sun April 27

We are closed on Sunday in observance of Easter. We will reopen on Monday, March 28 at 1PM.... Read more

Published 03/25/2016

Shelter Closed Mon Feb 22 and Tue Feb 23

Your Attention Please!!! We are CLOSED on MONDAY and TUESDAY, February 22nd & 23rd to all visitors and volunteers. ALL parking areas will be roped off and only animal care staff will have access to the building. Why you ask????? We have waited a long time to announce that our building is being painted on behalf of a very generous donor!!!!! The exterior paint and trim will be repaired and pain... Read more

Published 02/19/2016

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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Events

CatCon DogFest is May 7th

Saturday, May 07

Friends of Strays organizes first of its kind event at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – You’ve heard of Comic Con, for comic book lovers. Or maybe Dragon Con, for fantasy and sci-fi fans. Now get ready for CatCon DogFest!  The event will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirro... Read more

Friends of Strays Animal Shelter Soirée - A Night in the Roarrring 20s

Saturday, October 01

A NIGHT IN THE ROARRRING 20'S SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016 6 O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING MIRROR LAKE LYCEUM, ST. PETERSBURG Benefiting Friends of Strays Animal Shelter Read more

Save the Date
A Night In the Roarrring 20’s Soiree

Saturday, Oct 1, 2016
Mirror Lake Lyceum

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