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.


Give Day Tampa Bay was a Huge Success!

On May 5, 2015 the team at Friends of Strays came together for 24 hours to be part of Give Day Tampa Bay. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in conjunction with the Florida Next Foundation the second-annual Give Day Tampa Bay raised almost $1.73 million for local nonprofits. ... Read more

Published 05/20/2015

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 05/15/2015

A Day in the Life of a Friends of Strays Dog

A donation of $100 to us on May 5 for Give Day Tampa Bay covers all costs associated with taking in an animal like Peeps and keeping them safe in the shelter until they find their forever home #‎SupportFOS Be Their Voice and   ... Read more

Published 04/29/2015

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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St. Pete Pride Festival

Sunday, June 28

We will be a vendor at the St. Pete Pride Festival along Central Avenue in Grand Central - 22nd St. - 27th St. along Central Ave. It is a free event from 11 am - 6pm. Read more

Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater

Sunday, July 19

Join us starting at 7pm at Hamburger Mary's in Clearwater. Hamburger Mary's is located at 28910 US Hwy 19 N Clearwater, FL 33761Ph (727) 400-6996 Read more

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