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 Gifted $60,000 from Milkey Family Foundation
Sep 11, 2020
Friends of Strays Animal Shelter is thrilled to have received a gift of $60,000 from the Milkey Family Foundation. In addition to a $10,000 donation earlier this summer to support general operating expenses, we’ve just received a $50,000 grant which will be invested in our new life saving programs designed to offer a second chance at life for those pets without one, as well as help our community's struggling families keep their pets where they belong: at home.
Taylor Morrison Raises $4,000 To Help Friends Of Strays Keep Pets With Families
Sep 10, 2020
Taylor Morrison, the nation’s fifth largest homebuilder and developer, has donated $4,500 to support Friends of Strays’ Safer At Home Fund.
Friends of Strays’ Pet Guardianship Program: So your pet will never be without a loving home
Aug 13, 2020
Friends of Strays’ brand new Pet Guardianship Program is a safe way to transition your pets into a loving new home, should they outlive you. By designating Friends of Strays as a temporary guardian of your pets, our trusted staff will pick up your pets and bring them to our shelter, where they will be cared for as beloved family members. While we find them the perfect new family, your pets will stay in the home of one of our trained and caring foster volunteers.
Perky's, along with her siblings Lucky and Sparkle, life was turned upside down earlier this year when their owner unexpectedly died. They were left alone inside their home for three months with no human interaction, only someone to drop off food and scoop their litter box once a day.View more featured pets