RSPCA Basingstoke and Andover is appealing to find a forever home for Doberman Ralph, described as a ‘gentle giant’ by volunteers.

Two-year-old Doberman Ralph came into the care of the RSPCA as a stray.

It was microchipped, however, the owner registered hadn’t owned Ralph since it was a puppy and did not know the dog’s current owner.

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Andover Advertiser: According to RSPCA Basingstoke and Andover volunteer Sarah Biro, Ralph gets on well with other dogs as well as children, although they must be over the age of 10 due to Ralph’s size.

Sarah added: “Ralph is currently in a foster home; he has basic training and is great at sitting and pawing.

“He’s a nice boy, however, he is still very young, so forgive him if he has a mad five minutes! We would strongly recommend he goes to someone strong as when on the lead he can pull.

“He loves to play, and get attention, he is a gentle giant.

“Ralph has been neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated but he still needs further training so an experienced dog owner is a must.”

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Sarah has volunteered with the Basingstoke and Andover branch of the charity for 16 years, providing vital support and a foster home to animals in the area.

The branch is run by a committee of volunteers and relies on public donations and fundraising to support its animal welfare activities.

These include animal re-homing, provision of limited financial assistance and the promotion of responsible pet ownership through emergency neutering and microchipping campaigns.

If you are unable to commit to rehoming an animal on a permanent basis, then fostering could be ideal.

A spokesperson for RSPCA Basingstoke and Andover said: "Fostering can be a highly rewarding experience which also enables us to provide our animals with a temporary loving home whilst we find them their new owner. We need foster homes for all sorts of reasons and lengths of time."

For more information on providing Pepsi, or any other animals with the home they need, please contact the RSPCA Basingstoke and Andover Branch via its website at