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.
You're Invited to Our 45th Birthday!
Sep 12, 2023
Friends of Strays is celebrating 45 years of saving lives in Pinellas County! Join supporters, board members, and staff Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Grand Central Brewhouse, to celebrate the...
Friends of Strays closures for Storm Idalia
Aug 28, 2023
Due to the inclement weather expected with Tropical Storm Idalia once it strengthens to a hurricane, we have some closure announcements: Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29, Pinellas Cats Alive intake...
Labor Day 2023 Shelter and Program Closures
Aug 25, 2023
Friends of Strays will be closed Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in observance of Labor Day. The shelter will reopen for regular adoption hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023.Pinellas Cats...
Introducing your shelter cat to your dog or cat
Aug 9, 2023
One common reason that people return pets to the shelter is that the new cat or dog does not get along with their current pet. However, many times this inability to cohabitate is the fault of the...
Introducing your shelter dog to your dog or cat
Aug 9, 2023
One common reason that people return pets to the shelter is the new dog not getting along with their current pet. However, many times this inability to cohabitate is the fault of the person, not...