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.
Reminder: February 2023 intake closures for Pinellas Cats Alive!
Jan 20, 2023
Intake for Pinellas Cats Alive! return to field program will be closed the following days in February: Sunday, Feb. 5Monday, Feb. 6Intake resumes: Tuesday, Feb. 7 President's Day:Sunday, Feb....
Friends of Strays welcomes Jesse McCarrick as Medical Manager
Jan 17, 2023
Please join us in welcoming our new medical manager to the team! Jesse has worked as a veterinary technician and in shelter medicine for the past 8 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in...
Shelter experiencing phone outage Dec. 7
Dec 7, 2022
We are open today, but apologize if you can't reach us on the phone.