About Us



As we reflect on 2016 and look forward to 2017, we are grateful for all of our friends, volunteers, and supporters who helped us reunite or find forever homes for over 500 dogs and cats. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you for making 2016 a great year for so many homeless pets in Pinellas County.

We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in 2017 with your help.

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Adopting A Friend

With as many as 80 companion animals to visit at our shelter at any given time, Friends of Strays strives to provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors.  The Adoption Counselors are proud to work with potential adopters to ensure their new addition is a good match and to provide guidance to help with their transition into a new home.  It is our goal to make every match successful and have all of our adopted animals transition into a permanent home successfully.  You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt from Friends of Strays.

·         Prepare for your visit to our shelter

o   Complete our online application

§  You can print out the form and bring it with you to the shelter or you can complete the online application that will go directly to the adoptions team.

o   We require government issued photo ID

o   If you own your home we will verify ownership through online public records.

o   Have written consent from your landlord contained in a lease agreement or as an addendum to a lease agreement or a letter from your landlord

o   Talk with all of the members of your family to ensure that you are all in agreement on adding a new family member.  We encourage all family members to come to the shelter to help choose your new companion animal.

·         Come and visit our adoptable dogs and cats!

o   When you come into the shelter we invite you to interact with the dogs and/or cats.  The adoptions team will be available to answer questions and give you as much detail as possible on our adoptable animals.  Please remember that most of our animals are strays so we have very little information on them prior to their arrival at our shelter.   We will do our best to make it the perfect match but the adopters need to commit to working with the companion animal they choose to add to their family.

·         Bringing Home your New Family Member

o   Some of our animals may be able to go home with you the same day.   Some of our animals, depending on medical needs, may take one to three days to process.  All of our animals that are currently under medical treatment must be seen by our Veterinarian and released medically before leaving for their permanent home.

o   Please come prepared with a hard sided carrier for a cat or a leash and collar for a dog.  There will be paperwork to sign and a final contract to sign.  We only accept credit/debit card or cash payments for the adoption.

o   Every adopted animal will go home with a recent medical history and a microchip registration form.  We require every adopter to register their animal within 7 days of adoption.

o   What is the fee for puppies and adult dogs?

§  For pricing please visit our web site www.friendsofstrays.com

o   Make an appointment with your Veterinarian

§  Most of the animals we take in have unknown histories.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee the health of any animal adopted from Friends of Strays.  Our staff and medical team provides the best possible care and treatment while each animal is at our shelter but their stay is limited and there is a chance that an existing parasite or virus may not become apparent until after they are in their new home.


Who We Are

Friends of Strays is a non-profit organization located in St. Petersburg, FL, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets.

Friends of Strays Animal Shelter understand the unique bond that a person can have with their companion animals. That relationship provides a sense of well-being and comfort for many years. Our staff is dedicated to helping homeless animals in Pinellas County and beyond find their forever homes. As a 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelter, our lifesaving success depends on individual, business and foundation donations.

With as many as 80 cats and dogs to visit at our shelter at any given time, Friends of Strays strives to provide the utmost love and care for every animal that comes through our doors. All of our adoptable dogs and cats are examined by a Veterinarian, sterilized, up to date on vaccines and given daily care and love by our staff until they are adopted. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves - our voiceless friends - the animals.

Come Visit Us


Monday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 1pm - 7pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday: 1pm - 7pm
Sat/Sun: 10am - 4pm


Contact us by Email:

2911 47th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Contact Friends of Strays Inc.


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