The RSPCA Solent Branch is the focus for local animal welfare services covering 400 sq.miles including the Portsmouth and Southampton area. We operate The Stubbington Ark that provides care and rehoming for all manner of animals, domestic, wildlife, farm stock and exotics and there are usually more than 500 animals on site at any one time. We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and are self-funded, being primarily responsible for raising funds locally. We operate autonomously from the central charity, whilst still following national guidelines.


We have a rescue animal for every home, find the right match for you.


From walking dogs to groundskeeping, the Ark relies on its dedicated team of volunteers.

Private dog boarding

Professionally managed private boarding facilities for your best friend.

Toys and gifts

We are in constant need of toys and equipment for the animals in our care. If you’re not local then please consider buying us something from our Amazon Wishlist!