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.


30 Wishes in 30 Days - Day 16

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - Day 16 - Hulk here to talk to you about our Animal Care staff. They are awesome providing the love and care we need until we find a forever home. Every morning they come in and clean for what seems like hours. Sitting back watching them made me realize that they need some new supplies. Read more

Published 06/17/2015

30 Wishes in 30 Days - Day 15

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat - Day 15 - The shelter floors can be cold and uncomfortable and not good for our joints. We heard about this cool company that makes beds special for us shelter animals and they are super comfy! Read more

Published 06/15/2015

30 Wishes in 30 Days - Day 14

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - Day 14 - Did you know that cats use vertical scratchers to help align their spine? Just like some humans use a Chiropractor!.... Read more

Published 06/14/2015

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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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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