The results are in! Rover.com, the largest U.S. network of pet sitters and dog walkers, poured through their massive doggy database and released the most popular and trending dog names leading into 2017.
|1. Bella||1. Max|
|2. Lucy||2. Charlie|
|3. Daisy||3. Buddy|
|4. Lola||4. Cooper|
|5. Luna||5. Jack|
|6. Molly||6. Rocky|
|7. Sadie||7. Bear|
|8. Sophie||8. Duke|
|9. Bailey||9. Toby|
|10. Maggie||10. Tucker|
Rover.com confirms "53% of dog overs, including 75% of Millennials, have named their dog after a movie or TV character, book character, or celebrity". Some pop culture inspired names include Haunter, Skitty, Bayleaf (Pokemon Go); Luna, Harry, Dobby (Harry Potter); Arya, Snow, Khaleesi (Game of Thrones).
28% of all 2016 dog names were human. Female names like Bella, Lucy and Luna tops were leading names for babies and puppies alike. Max, Charlie and Jack were the most popular ‘human’ names given to male pups.
Leading ladies like Coco Chanel, Betty White and Eleanor Roosevelt grew in dog naming popularity in 2016. The percentage of female pups named Beyoncé remained consistent while favor fell for name Madonna.
A sign people are getting outside and exploring nature more, animal-inspired names like Bear, Moose and Tiger jumped 8%.
Dog names trended differently across U.S. cities. Natured-inspired Timber, Maple and Gorge trended in Portland, Oregon while food-themed names Waffle, Bagel and Meatball (our personal favorite. so awesome.) saw popularity in New York City.
Check out the most popular puppy names in your hometown by clicking on the city name below:
New York City can be an intimidating place, especially if you're visiting for the first time with your dog. Not sure where to stay next time you visit? There are thousands of hotels in Manhattan alone, and not all are pet-friendly, in a good location, or even well rated!
To make your life easier, Mike and I (Steph) put together a list of the best dog-friendly hotels throughout Manhattan. Our recommended pet-friendly hotels range from trendy to central to luxurious. And although nothing in NYC is cheap, there are a few hotels below that qualify as 'budget'. If you are focused on a particular Manhattan neighborhood, scroll down for our Google Map guide which highlights the location of each dog-friendly hotel.
How do you choose the best dog food for your pup? The endless selection of dog food products with promising marketing claims make the task of selecting dog food incredibly challenging. Do you go with the dog food brand that claims it only uses all-natural ingredients? Is organic better? And what does "all-natural" even mean!?
We're here to help you understand how to choose what is right for your dog. In the following article we discuss how to identify the highest quality dog foods and what to look for in dog food labels. We also clarify the meaning of organic and natural and address recent rumors about grain-free dog food. As always, leave any questions and thoughts in the comments below! We love hearing from you.
Is there any airline that will allow my large dog to travel with us in the cabin? This is a question we at DJANGO Dog Blog get frequently.
An increasing number of dog owners are traveling with their pups, both domestically and internationally. In this article we explore pet travel options for larger dogs - ones that do not fit under a plane seat in an airline-approved pet carrier.