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 Sets New Record For Adoptions In A Year
Nov 1, 2021
Friends of Strays, St. Petersburg’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, has set a new shelter record for completed adoptions in a single year. The previous record, 1,276 was set in 2020. Friends of Strays completed its 1,277th adoption Saturday morning.
Friends of Strays Haunted Howl Virtual Auction Is Now Live
Oct 26, 2021
Friends of Strays, St. Petersburg’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, holds its major annual fundraising event this week, the Haunted Howl Virtual Auction.
Eve Epstein Joins Friends of Strays Board of Directors
Oct 25, 2021
Please join us in welcoming Eve Epstein as another new member of the Friends of Strays Board of Directors!