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.
Friends of Strays to host “Adopt Local Weekend” Adoption Special
Nov 20, 2023
Support your local shelter by adopting a pet in need of a new home! Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26, Friends of Strays will have an adoption special on all pets: $25 off adoption fees for...
Don't wait for Giving Tuesday!
Nov 16, 2023
We’re hoping our community can help us save more dogs in need! Our No Dog Left Behind fund helps us cover the cost of unexpected, specialist, or emergency needs and behavioral training for...
Veteran's Day weekend adoption special & closure
Nov 9, 2023
Friends of Strays will be closed Friday, Nov. 9, in observance of Veteran's Day. However, we will be open our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for adoptions!Also this...
Introducing your shelter dog to your dog or cat
Aug 9, 2023
One common reason that people return pets to the shelter is the new dog not getting along with their current pet. However, many times this inability to cohabitate is the fault of the person, not...
Introducing your shelter cat to your dog or cat
Aug 9, 2023
One common reason that people return pets to the shelter is that the new cat or dog does not get along with their current pet. However, many times this inability to cohabitate is the fault of the...