(727) 522-6566

2911 47th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33714


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.

Wags and Whiskers: Disco Fever

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Celebrating our 40th anniversary with a disco-themed gala at the fabulous Duncan McClellan Gallery. This year’s event will feature Matthew McGee as emcee, dancing to disco music and hits of the 70s, a glass blowing demo, and a program highlighting the life-saving work of our organization.
Wags and Whiskers: Disco FeverSaturday, October 20, 20187:00pm - 10:00pm
Dunca... Read more

BarkAID North American Tour 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Haircuts for a Cause with Paul Mitchell Master Stylist Patrick Lomantini! 
$25 Cuts all proceeds benefiting Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. 
Come for the cut, stay for the food, drinks, raffle baskets and of course adoptable animals!! 
Look good and feel better knowing you are helping to save the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in your community!
Saturday, November 3rd ... Read more

Barkyard Doggy Daycare & Boarding Grand Opening

Sunday, November 4, 2018

We are ecstatic to join J. Tails on Sunday Nov. 4th from 11am til 2pm for the grand opening of their new Barkyard, St. Pete's newest doggy day care and boarding for your pups! The event is dog friendly and pups will be able to off leash while at the grand opening. There will be pools and water features for their entertainment.Plus, J. Tails will be raffling off 3 BIG items to benef... Read more

Pooch & Hooch Festival

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The patio at Kozuba & Sons Distillery will be host to a mini “Canine Carnival” to support Friends of Strays Animal Shelter.* Sample cocktails tastings from Kozuba and Sons Distillery!* Local craft beers from Pinellas Ale Works and 81Bay Brewing Co.!* Games and contests for dogs and people!* Carnival style people treats!* Exciting pet themed vendors!Canine Caricatures will be there t... Read more

Saturday Morning Market 11.17

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friends of Strays will be at the Saturday Morning Market in beautiful downtown St Pete on November 17th! 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

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