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Cat Adoptions and Administration are located at The Cat Box, 3015 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33714. Dog adoptions, MEOW Now, foster, intake, and donation drop off are located at 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33714.


Simply put, fosters save lives.

There is not a more personal way to help animals than by becoming a foster parent. Opening your home to a cat or dog from Friends of Strays means you have the opportunity to increase the quality of life for a homeless animal and open much-needed cage space so that we can rescue another animal. 

Many of the animals needing foster homes are special needs animals who are not doing well in the shelter environment and need a home in order to thrive. We also have a need for families/individuals willing to foster pregnant cats, nursing moms, & bottle kittens.

All supplies and information are provided by Friends of Strays. For our foster families that choose to provide their own food and litter, we are happy to provide a receipt for tax purposes.

Step 1:

Apply to Foster a FOS Pet

In the application, you can specify whether you'd like to help with cats or dogs (or both!).

Step 2:

After filling out our Foster Application, please sign our Foster Program Agreement. Once your application has been approved and your waiver has been signed, you will be contacted by a Friends of Strays staff member when we have a pet who needs your help!

key responsibilities

Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.

Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter.

Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate

Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.

Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments.

Foster a Cat

Foster a Dog

Foster Families

If you are interested in fostering one of our pets or want more information on our foster program, please email our Foster Coordinator at [email protected]

If you are a current foster family and need a copy of our Foster Manual please send an email to [email protected] with Foster Manual Request as the subject line.