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.
Memorial Day 2023 Shelter and Pinellas Cats Alive closures
May 19, 2023
In observance of Memorial Day, Friends of Strays will be closed Monday, May 29. The shelter will reopen Tuesday, May 30 for adoptions. Pinellas Cats Alive! intake will close Sunday, May 28 and...
Friends of Strays welcomes new MEOW Now team members
May 12, 2023
Exciting news: our MEOW Now program has two new full-time TNVR advocates! Friends of Strays now has a MEOW Now Manager and a MEOW Now Program Coordinator! We'd like to wish a warm welcome to...
Shelter closed May 12-14, reopens May 15
May 11, 2023
Due to a major utility repair, the shelter must close to the public Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14. The shelter will not be open for adoptions and we will not be able to accept donations...