Gouves Animal Shelter is an organization that provides protection for stray and injured animals in Crete. The shelter was founded 2009 and since the we have had the privilege of helping hundreds or dogs. The shelter aims to give a second chance for all dogs, by offering food, shelter and medical care.

The organization doesn't get any financial help from the government, so we rely heavily to the kindness of same hearted people. We always need more vaccinations and worming tablets and in many cases we find dogs that need immediate medical attention or surgery. 
Same goes with food, we have about 200 dogs to take care of every month.

We plea to all people who can and want to help. 
By making a donation, even a small one, you can save a life. One euro can mean so much to them, so if its in any way possible, please consider helping these dogs. Donations can be made to help one individual dog or to a bigger cause, like medical bills. Please visit Guardian Angels needed and Donations page for more information! 

We always welcome any donations for food, medicine or other things. Collars, leashes, blankets, everything is needed constantly and even cleaning supplies are more than welcome! 

If by any chance you are in the neighborhood, living here or maybe on a holiday, please come and visit. It will mean so much to the dogs to get some one on one attention, or even a walk! We are situated right next to a beach, so it´s the ideal place for a walk by the sea. It might be a small thing for you but it will be a huge pleasure for the dog! 

If you are interested in volunteer work, we can help arranging affordable accommodation and transportation. We will always have use for extra hands at the shelter! 

We know not all people can help financially or come and spend time with the dogs. So there is something anyone can do, please share the information to your friends and family, you never know how far the message can go, and how big influence it can have on our furry friends. 

Even a small donation will help us, please follow the links below:

More than 220 dogs have found a home this year from the shelter. They found love and warm beds all across Europe, with your help! Now we ask for help once more. Our goal is to get out all the dogs, that have been in the shelter for a long time, and who's adoption doesn't seem probable. Please help us find homes for them:

Here you can watch the video:


It is that time of year again. Sunday 08/11/15 we are ready for our sponsored wagathon with our lovely dogs. We need volunteers to come join us!! 

We and our dogs are willing to do the hard work, are you able to sponsor us to do this?? The beauty of this walk is that we will be doing it at the same time as other rescues, we are working together for it but each of us raising for our own cause. Join us please!!