Friends of Strays Animal Shelter is St. Petersburg’s oldest no kill animal shelter. Founded in 1978, our top priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with people who will love them. With thousands of cats and dogs entering our shelter every year, Friends of Strays’ staff and volunteers provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors.
Through our outreach, advocacy, and services we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. In addition to pet adoption, we seek to create a better world for pets and people by focusing on life saving programs promoting pet retention, community empowerment, and humane pet ownership education.
Friends of Strays receives no government funding, and our lifesaving success is only possible by the support of friends like you. Please consider an individual, business or planned giving gift to provide compassionate care to pets and the people who love them. We realize that our efforts on behalf of the animals would not be possible without you by our side.
You help us make a difference in their lives.
Pinellas Cats Alive! closed for intake Thursday, March 30, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Hey cat trappers! Pinellas Cats Alive will be closed for intake Thursday, March 30, 2023. Please plan accordingly to not trap any cats for our return to field program on this day. Intake...
Friends of Strays becomes one of first shelters in Pinellas County to open adoptions 7 days a week!
Feb 27, 2023
Friends of Strays is excited to announce that we are one of the first shelters in Pinellas County to offer adoptions 7 days a week! Many shelters across the nation have been experiencing an...
Friends of Strays opens for adoptions seven days a week!
Feb 24, 2023
Friends of Strays is on a mission to find homes for pets in need. To accomplish this mission, we are opening for adoptions 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!Expanded hours will give potential...