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.
Pinellas Cats Alive! intake reopened
Nov 28, 2022
Intake for our Return to Field program, Pinellas Cats Alive! has reopened! Thank you for your patience. The program will resume its regular hours unless otherwise posted. Intakes are...
Pinellas Cats Alive! RTF closed for intake
Nov 22, 2022
Intake for Pinellas Cats Alive! RTF program is closed today, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, through the rest of the week. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back on social media...
Thanksgiving Weekend Shelter Hours
Nov 18, 2022
Our Adoption Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24. We will reopen Friday, Nov. 25 and resume regular operation hours (1-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and...