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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.

Yappy Hour at The Hermitage

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Join us and other local pet businesses for an evening out with your pup in the Courtyard of the Hermitage Apartments in DTSP. 
Adoptable dogs may be present! You can meet the following local pet businesses who will be joining us:
J.TailsSit Happens: Dog Training & Behavior ModificationSt PetersBARKThat Dog Ice CreamTwo Mutts And A Poodle Pet SalonBoutique Wag OriginalsPup Active... Read more

Alley Cats Bowling Tournament

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Friends of Strays will host its first bowling tournament at Sunrise Lanes. Teams of 5 will compete for prizes at this fun and familyfriendly Saturday afternoon event. Team tickets are $125 and include three games of bowling; a pizza buffet, one drink ticket per person, and a commemorative event t-shirt for each team member. Read more

Pom Pom's Fundraiser for Friends of Strays

Friday, August 3, 2018

Join us at Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria on Friday, August 3 from  7 PM - 9 PM. 
Local Author, Arin Greenwood will be there signing and reading excerpts from her book, "Your Robot Dog Will Die." Come in and have some great food, adult libations and socialize for a great cause.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Strays Animal Shelt... Read more

Wine Madonna Fundraiser for Friends of Strays

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We love our furry friends! Wine Madonna has teamed up with Friends of Strays to raise money for our shelter. Come hang out with your fellow animal lovers and get answers to the age old question, “Are you a dog or a cat person?” There will be snacks and wine for purchase and prizes raffled off throughout the evening!... Read more

Drag Queen BINGO for Friends of Strays 8.21

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Join us for 10 rounds of hilariousness, great food and beverages, a 50/50 raffle and all to help homeless cats and dogs!It's the most fun you can have on Wednesday night, and you're supporting the animals at Friends of Strays!Reservations required, and our last event sold out! Call (727) 851-9386 to reserve your table now!... Read more