Animals

Top 10 Dog Names in San Diego County

Finding the perfect name for your canine companion can be tough. After all, your furry friend will be by your side for a lifetime of memories.

The Department of Animal Services dug into its records to find the most popular names among currently licensed dogs. Once-common names like Spot and Lassie, have fallen out of popularity. Now the top 10 names for dogs are mostly names for humans, too.

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Wondering if your dog’s name made the list?  Find out who’s the leader of the pack:

#10: Maggie

#9: Roxy

#8: Bailey

#7: Molly

#6: Charlie

#5: Daisy

#4: Max

#3: Lucy

#2: Buddy

#1: Bella

There are plenty of dogs with unique names at the County’s three animal shelters—like Ichabod, Galileo and Churro. Plus, there are many more pets without a name that are waiting for a forever home.  For more information about adoption, call 619-767-2675 or visit the County Department of Animal Services website

Watch for the top 10 cat names in the coming weeks!

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Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact