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.


Quest for the Emerald Paw

Teams of four will embark on a whirlwind scavenger hunt through the city of St. Petersburg, competing for fun, prizes and the opportunity to help Friends of Strays, a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless companion animals.  You won’t want to miss this unique event that will help Friends of Strays continue to find loving homes to abandoned animals in nee... Read more

Published 11/14/2015

Wednesday's Whiskers comes from Poppy!

This little lady is as elegant as the flower she was named after! With a rough past, this sweetie never lets it get her down. Found in a parking lot, Poppy spent a lot of time dodging cars. It was a hard life, and even harder considering Poppy only has three feet! She makes her way around extraordinarily well and that missing foot doesn’t prevent her from getting onto any cat tree or little n... Read more

Published 10/07/2015

Saturday's Sloppy Kisses comes from Sienna!

This sweetie has the happiest outlook on life. Ready for any adventure, she’ll be by your side every step of the way. With her tongue out and a smile on her face, you couldn’t find a better companion! She’s even the perfect size for a backseat rider, especially one who likes to give lots of kisses! Come meet her and see if you’re the perfect fit for this adventurous lady! ... Read more

Published 10/03/2015

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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International Cat Video Festival

Friday, October 09

Friends of Strays is teaming up with SPCA Tampa Bay to bring an outdoor screening of the wildly popular 2015 International Cat Video Festival to St Pete. Grab a cozy blanket and get ready for a night of laughter under the stars. The just-released 2015 Festival reel includes all new clips of fuzzy, feline hilarity. Food and beer trucks will be available for your noshing pleasure.International C... Read more

Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, October 10

We love our volunteers! They help us with events, day to day care of the animals and in keeping the shelter running but before they can get started with all that wonderful work, they need to attend a one hour orientation.Volunteer orientation is held at the shelter on the second Saturday and the 4th Thursday of the month. Dates for October are: Saturday the 10th at 2pm and Thursdaythe 22n... Read more

Happy Hour at Wolf Gang Bakery & Grooming

Thursday, October 15

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at Woof Gang Bakery in St. Petersburg for an evening of refreshments, beer, wine, sodas, snacks, and a chance to meet some adoptable dogs and learn more about Friends of Strays. Dates for Yappy Hour in 2015 are:09/1710/1511/1912/17... Read more

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