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2018 Sponsorhip Opportunites

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Friends of Strays. To celebrate this milestone in our organization’s history, we are planning a year-long series of events to raise awareness about our life saving work and raise funds to support our programs.

We would be honored if you would consider supporting Friends of Strays through a corporate/business sponsorship of one or more events this year. Each sponsorship level provides the opportunity for businesses to increase brand recognition in Pinellas County to a wide variety of audiences. This is also a great way to use your team building budget as three of our events are group/team friendly. We will work with you to ensure that your company finds value in the sponsorship you select.

Read more about the 2018 Sponsorship Opportunites.

On Going Events

Pet Food Pantry

Helping People and Pets Through Ruff Times

Beginning February 12th, 2018, Dog and Cat food will be available to pick up at Friends of Strays during regular Adoption Center hours. 

1. Come to the shelter during the open hours listed

2. Follow the Paw Prints to the Adoption Center door

3. Sign in on the food pantry clipboard

4. Take up to two 8lb. bags of dog food and up to two 8lb. bags of cat food per family

5. Participants can return as often as needed for food (based on availability)

In 2015, FOS started a community pet food panty as a way of keeping Pinellas pets with their families and out of local shelters and rescues. In our first year, we offered more than 100,000 pounds of pet food to qualified, low-income families in our community. Thanks to the generous donations from local stores, including Walmart and Target, we are able to supplement dog and cat food to families in need. We are always in need of cat food, dry and wet, every month.

Donations make this progam possible!


Tails and Ales

Fourth Thursday of every month

Yappy Hour at Pinellas Ale Works! For our beer and dog loving friends, join Friends of Strays and Pinellas Ale Works for Yappy Hour on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6-8 pm! Enjoy some delicious Pinellas Ale Works brews and yummy people treats provided by the Pet Loss Center. P.A.W., the Pet Loss Center, and an Anonymous Donor will each donate $1 to Friends of Strays for each beer sold!

Dog Wash Fundraiser

First Sunday of every month

We had so much fun at the first one, we're going to do it every month!

Bring your furry friend to Pinellas Ale Works for a bath while enjoying a tasty PAW beer from 12:30-5pm on the first Sunday of every month! Dog wash is $10 and all proceeds go to Friends of Strays. Nail clipping, quick trims and drying also available from the folks at Bath N’ Doggie Works. Donation of $5.00 per service. Event sponsored by Love Your Locals St Pete!

Pinellas Ale works is located at 1962 1st Ave S in St Pete.

Upcoming Events

More events to be announced.  Check back again soon.

Drag Queen BINGO at Hamburger Mary's St Pete Dec. 11th!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It's Friends of Strays final Drag Queen Bingo for 2018 at Hamburger Mary's St Pete! Show your support while enjoying marvelous food and beverages and of course raucous entertainment and fabulous prizes! It's only $10 to play 10 rounds of bingo and all proceeds benefit Friends of Strays!!! Reservations are required and we usually sell out, so call early to save your spot 727-851-9386.... Read more

Saturday Morning Market 1.5

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friends of Strays will be at the Saturday Morning Market in beautiful downtown St Pete on January 5th! Join us in Al Lang Stadium parking lot for a beautiful day of great food, vendors, music, sunshine, and more in the Sunshine City!... Read more

Quest for the Emerald Paw

Saturday, February 9, 2019

This is our 4th annual Quest for the Emerald Paw!Are you up to the challenge of the Quest for the Emerald Paw and help save the lives of homeless and abandoned animals?Teams of up to 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 o... Read more