(727) 522-6566

2911 47th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33714

How to Adopt


With as many as 100 companion animals 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. Our adoption fees include wellness exam, vaccines, spay/neuter and microchip. 

Preparing for your Visit to our Shelter

Visiting our Shelter

When you come into the shelter, we invite you to interact with the dogs and/or cats. The adoptions team will be available to answer questions and give you as much detail as possible on our adoptable animals. Please remember that most of our animals are strays, so we have limited information on them prior to their arrival at our shelter. We will do our best to make the perfect match, but the adopters need to commit to working with the companion animal they choose to add to their family.

Some of our animals, depending on medical needs, may take one to three days to process. All of our animals that are currently under medical treatment must be seen by our Veterinarian and released medically before leaving for their permanent home.

Adoption Requirements

Bringing Home Your New Family Member

Please come prepared with a hard-sided carrier for a cat or a leash and collar for a dog. There will be paperwork and a final contract to sign. We only accept credit card or cash payments for the adoption.

Every adopted animal will go home with a recent medical history and a microchip registration form. We require every adopter to register their animal's microchip within 7 days of adoption.

Adoption Fees


Kittens under one year of age starting at: 

$100

2 Kittens

$150

Cats 1 year and older starting at:

$50

Speciality Breeds

$200


Seniors Cats (over 7 years):


$25
Puppies up to 1 year starting at: $200

Dogs 1 year and older starting at: 

$150

Dogs 6 years and older starting at:

$100
 

Make An Appointment With Your Veterinarian

Most of the animals we take in were abandoned and have unknown histories. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the health of any animal adopted from Friends of Strays. Our staff and medical team provide the best possible care and treatment while each animal is at our shelter, but their stay is limited and there is a chance that an existing parasite or virus may not become apparent until after they are in their new home.

We suggest making an appointment with your vet for a wellness check within 2 weeks after adoption. You may also want to inquire about discounts for pets that were adopted from rescue groups.