Welcome to the Cantinho da Lili website!

Cantinho da Lili is a dog rescue and rehoming centre in Gouveia, central Portugal. On this website you can find details about the rescue and rehoming centre, details of how to help us and much more!


There are many ways you can make a real difference to the lives of the dogs and puppies in our care. Make a donation, adopt a dog, become a patron of a dog or become a volunteer. Please see the relevant pages of this site for more information.


We are based in the foothills of the beautiful Serra da Estrela mountains, the highest mountain range in Portugal. See our gallery for pictures of the centre and surrounding area. See the FAQS for more about Gouveia and the surrounding area.


Visitors are most welcome by appointment only. Please contact us if you would like to visit us.

We ONLY rescue stray and abandoned dogs, please DO NOT contact us if you have a dog you want to rehome. As the owner it is your responsibility to rehome your dog if you cannot keep it.

O Cantinho da Lili é uma organização sem fins lucrativos dedicada à reabilitação e ao realojamento de cães e cachorros abandonados e maltratados. Garantimos que todas as doações recebidas através desta página irão diretamente para ajudar ao abrigo e ao cuidado dos cães.


Esperamos que esta página desperte o teu amor pelos animais, porque, quando amamos algo, protegemo-lo, e quando o protegemos, asseguramos o seu bem-estar.



Cantinho da Lili is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned and neglected dogs and puppies. We guarantee that all donations received through this website will go directly to help the centre and the care of the dogs.


We hope this website may wake up in you your love for animals, because when we love something, we protect it, and when we protect it, we insure its welfare.

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