Local MP Caroline Dinenage is gearing up to compete in the Westminster Dog of the Year competition with local pooch, Miss Flea, from the RSPCA’s Stubbington Ark next week.

The competition takes place just outside the Houses of Parliament each year and is organised by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust.  It gives MPs the opportunity to show off either their own dog or a dog from their constituency.  This year, Caroline decided to raise awareness of the brilliant work done by our local RSPCA Stubbington Ark by entering the competition with their office dog, a Jack Russell named Miss Flea.

The winner will be chosen by public vote so Caroline is calling on local people to get behind Miss Flea and vote for her to be crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2015.

She said:

“The Stubbington Ark does a wonderful job of rescuing, caring for and rehoming dogs and other animals in need which is why I am so proud to be entering the Westminster Dog of the Year competition with their very own pooch!

As a dog lover I am very much looking forward to welcoming Miss Flea to Westminster – the competition will be stiff and we need as much support as possible so please take a minute to vote for Miss Flea and help us bring the ‘Dog of the Year’ crown home to the Gosport constituency.”

You can vote for Miss Flea here:

Westminster Dog of the Year encourages an open dialogue on important dog welfare issues.  The theme of this year’s event is the need to protect access for dog walkers to public open spaces in the UK and to raise awareness of the health and welfare benefits dog walking brings to both dogs and their owners.

The Westminster Dog of the Year competition will take place on Thursday 29th October, for more information, visit: