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.
Looking for love? Try Speed Petting Feb. 11-18, 2023!
Feb 7, 2023
Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Swiping right over and over without a single connection? We can help!Come to the shelter during Adoption Center hours Feb. 11-18, 2023, and...
Friends of Strays expands Adoption Center hours
Jan 31, 2023
We have an exciting update! We are expanding our Adoption Center hours! Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, we will be open for adoptions from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The expanded...
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....