Top dog and cat names in King County last year

Jan 3, 2022, 5:17 PM | Updated: Feb 16, 2022, 1:18 pm

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Buddy is a good boy. (MyNorthwest)


Every new year, we make resolutions and we learn what people named their babies and pets. King County released its 2021 list of most popular pet names and ‘Bella’ and ‘Luna’ came out on top.

The data comes from the residents who applied to license their new pet in 2021. In total, people registered 66,279 dogs and 27,020 cats last year. Sorry cats, you’re still outnumbered in King County.

Top 10 dog names
1) Bella
2) Lucy
3) Max
4) Charlie
5) Buddy
6) Daisy
7) Luna
8) Bailey
9) Cooper
10) Molly

Top 10 cat names
1) Luna
2) Lucy
3) Bella
4) Max
5) Shadow
6) Charlie
7) Kitty
8) Jack
9) Lily
10) Oliver

The county says if a licensed pet, like Shadow or Charlie, are lost, whomever finds these poor cats can call the number on the pet’s tag 24/7 and the pet will be reunited with their owner. And it’s a free ride home (for the first time they’re lost … let’s not make a habit of this)!

You can get a pet license online here. Also, many city halls and QFC stores sell pet licenses.

Gene Mueller, D.V.M., the manager of Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) noted in a news release, “Licensing our pets helps protect them if they ever become lost. You can register your pet’s microchip along with your pet license record so if a pet slips away without a collar, our field officers and the RASKC shelter can quickly reunite you with your pet. It provides great peace of mind.”

Did you hear that, Buddy?

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