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 Gunny!

I’m an obviously gorgeous Maine Coon lady. I might even have some Persian in me! Despite my resting-grump-face I’m a very content and playful kitty! I’m only a year and a half old and I’ve been trying so hard to find my forever family! Many people come in and love on me, but so far, no one has taken me home. If you looking for someone sweet, playful, and adorable, I&rsqu... Read more

Published 11/25/2015

FOS is hiring!

Do you love animals and want to make a difference? We have several openings currently at Friends of Strays. To apply email your cover letter and resume to info@friendsofstrays.com.No phone calls or walk-ins please Read more

Published 11/24/2015

Angel Trees feature shelter animals' Holiday Wishes

Become an “angel” this holiday season by visiting one of our Angel Trees and fulfilling the wish of one of our shelter animals.  The wishes are found on “bookmark” ornaments hanging on the tree.  The bookmark includes the name and picture of one of our shelter animals and that animal's wish for the holiday season.  Find the Angel Trees at the shelter or one o... Read more

Published 11/23/2015

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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Giving Tuesday - A New Tradition of Generosity

Tuesday, December 01

We have a day for giving thanks and two days for getting deals. Coming after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a celebration and catalyst for giving, volunteering and doing good for the world. An opening day to the giving season, Tuesday, Decemeber 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one... Read more

Woof, Meow, Ho Ho! It's a Holiday Puppet Show!

Wednesday, December 16

4:30pm - 5:30 pm at  Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art2425 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713 A funny cast of characters teaches kids compassion andresponsibility for animals. Learn how to care for your adopted pet and make them part of the family!   Remember: Pets aren’t holiday presents, they’re gifts of love for life! Fun • Treats • Prizes &bu... Read more

Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater Jan 3

Sunday, January 03

A fun evening of bingo with prizes and 50/50 raffle with hostess,the fabulous, Melanie Minyon! 28910 US Highway 19 NorthClearwater, FL 33761 January 3rd at 7:30pm   Reservations Required!Our goal is 100 reservations from our supporters!Call (727) 400-6996 for reservations Call (727) 400-6996 for reservations        ... Read more

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