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Bella, Lucy top the list of most popular pet names in King County

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In honor of the holiday season—a time when many families will gain a new animal family member – Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) have released their annual list of the top names for dogs and cats in King County for 2019.

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In honor of the holiday season—a time when many families will gain a new animal family member – Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) have released their annual list of the top names for dogs and cats in King County for 2019.

“Licensing your pet gives them a fighting chance of making it back home should they become lost,” said Dunn. “Beyond helping keep your own pet safe, the licensing fee you pay supports RASKC’s shelters that give thousands of pets a second chance.”

“A pet license is a gift for pets," said RASKC manager Gene Mueller. "Protecting a lost pet with identification to get home helps them, and it helps to support all our pets in the adoption center while they find their new home. Your pet license truly saves lives!“  

This year, King County residents have registered 66,751 dogs and 27,301 cats! Despite the rivalry between cat-lovers and dog-lovers, King County pet owners found some common ground this year with four of the top ten names appearing on both lists. Here are the names that clawed their way to the top.

2019’s top pet names

 

Dogs

Cats

1

Bella

Lucy

2

Lucy

Luna

3

Max

Bella

4

Buddy

Max

5

Charlie

Shadow

6

Daisy

Kitty

7

Bailey

Charlie

8

Molly

Lily

9

Cooper

Smokey

10

Sadie

Oliver

 

This list is derived from pet license applications submitted to RASKC, which serves nearly one million residents living in 24 cities and unincorporated communities throughout King County.

If a licensed pet is lost, the finder can call the phone number on the pet’s tag – a service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to quickly reunite them with their owner. Pets receive a free ride home the first time they’re found, allowing owners to skip a trip to the shelter. Pet licenses also help fund RASKC and the important work it does.

In addition to handling lost pets and injured animals, pet license fees contribute to RASKC’s other vital duties, including animal neglect and cruelty investigations, spay/neuter programs, pet adoption services, and other work to humanely and compassionately assist local animals.

King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal Services coverage area. You can purchase pet licenses online, or at more than 70 convenient locations around the county, including many city halls and QFC stores. Learn more at the Regional Animal Service of King County’s website.

For more information please contact LLuvia Ellison-Morales with Regional Animal Services of King County at 
LLuvia.Ellison-Morales@kingcounty.gov.


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