People who are planning on visiting their local animal rescue
shelter to pick out a new addition to the family may be mulling over names at the moment. Is it best to go with something traditional, such as Rover, or a completely wacky moniker instead?
According to the Queensland Times, pet owners are sticking with more traditional, human names.
"The Fido and Fluffy days are long gone - now it's all about Max, Bella and Sophie," veterinarian Dr Mark Perissinotto told the news source.
According to Bowwow.com, the most popular name for boy dogs in the United States is Max, while Maggie took second place for girls. For felines, Tigger surprisingly came in first place for both males and females. However, names such as Samantha, Lucy and Charlie were seen in the top 10 as well.
"This growing trend reflects a stronger bond between humans and their pets and a major change in the way we view them and their roles," Perissinotto told the news outlet.
People who are looking to adopt a furry friend should visit their local animal rescue shelter
to see what's available.