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.
Help Support Our Kittens By Participating In Our Kitten Shower!
Mar 16, 2022
Kitten season is just around the corner and we'll need all the help we can get to keep the kittens happy and healthy.
Friends of Strays Competes in March Muttness 2022 Fundraising Competition
Feb 28, 2022
Friends of Strays, St. Petersburg’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, is participating in March Muttness 2022, a nationwide fundraising competition for nonprofit animal welfare organizations....
FOS Sets Adoptions Record With 1,547 In 2021
Jan 1, 2022
The total smashes the previous shelter record of 1,276
Dexter and Dali
Double the ginger. Double the fun!