(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

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

Friends of Strays reserves the right to deny any adoption that we see as unsuitable for the animal and/or adopter. It is important to Friends of Strays leadership and staff that all animals in our care find the right home. We will not adopt cats to families who intend to declaw or allow their cats to be indoor/outdoor cats as both of these situations negatively affect the health and well-being of the animal. See our position statement on declawing.

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: 


2 Kittens


Cats 1 year and older starting at:


Speciality Breeds


Seniors Cats (over 7 years):

Puppies up to 1 year starting at: $200

Dogs 1 year and older starting at: 


Dogs 6 years and older starting at:


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.