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

Saturday's Sloppy Kisses From Jude

Jude is a gorgeous brindle lady full of energy! She would love to find a home with a big yard, or an active family who would enjoy going for long walks or runs. She loves making people happy and will gladly sit when you tell her to. She can’t wait to show her new family how smart she is and how many tricks she can learn. Only two-years-old, Jude loves everyone she meets and will ha... Read more

Published 08/01/2015

Wednesday's Whiskers are coming from Nikko

Nikko is a confident tabby who will tell you all about his day when you get home. He loves laying in laps to get pets as well as acting like the two year old kitten that he is when it's time to play! He even doesn't mind hanging out with other cats, as long as he can have a bit of personal space. If his handsome face and little pink nose doesn't win you over, I bet his precious personality will! ... Read more

Published 07/29/2015

Saturday's Sloppy Kisses From Daisy

Daisy is the happiest girl in the world who loves kids, going for walks, and basking in the sun. She is senior basset hound/lab mix born in 2005 who adores belly rubs and promises to smile for every family photo! She would prefer to be the star of the show and not have to compete for attention with other dogs. A happy-go-lucky girl, Daisy loves people and can't wait to find a family of her own. &n... Read more

Published 07/25/2015

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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Events

Wild Out of the Box Art Exhibition

Saturday, August 08

Graphic-ko Gallery is having the Wild Out of the Box show, a charity-based event with all gallery proceeds being donated to a us for the next Second Saturday Artwalk. Read more

Volunteer Orientation - August 8

Saturday, August 08

Friends of Strays is always looking for volunteers to help at the shelter and in the community.  Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities is urged to attend one of our Volunteer Orientations. August orientations will be held Saturday, August 8th at 2pm and Thursday, August 20th at 4pm. Please contact Claire at 727-522-6566 or claire@friendsofstrays.com for more information and t... Read more

Volunteer Orientation - August 20

Thursday, August 20

Friends of Strays is always looking for volunteers to help at the shelter and in the community.  Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities is urged to attend one of our Volunteer Orientations. August orientations will be held Saturday, August 8th at 2pm and Thursday, August 20th at 4pm. Please contact Claire at  727-522-6566 or claire@friendsofstrays.com for more i... Read more

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