Petfinder.com Announces Top 10 Most Popular and Most Unusual Names for 2007

12 Dec, 2007, 00:00 ET from Petfinder.com

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Petfinder.com, the largest
 online database of adoptable pets, announced today the 2007 Top 10 Pet
 Names for cats and dogs gathered from Petfinder.com's more than 11,000
 animal shelters and rescue group members.
 
     Topping the charts as the No. 1 names for our country's 260,000
 adoptable pets on Petfinder.com are Buddy for pooches and Smokey for
 felines, with traditional pet (and people) names following close behind.
 
 
Top 10 Dog Names Top 10 Cat Names 1. Buddy (712) 1. Smokey (291) 2. Max (552) 2. Lucy (284) 3. Sadie (445) 3. Angel (265) 4. Jack (428) 4. Oreo (260) 5. Daisy (416) 5. Midnight (260) 6. Lucy (406) 6. Shadow (260) 7. Lady (385) 7. Patches (256) 8. Charlie (382) 8. Princess (248) 9. Rocky (369) 9. Tigger (243) 10. Duke (358) 10. Molly (239) "Pet parents find special comfort and companionship in their pets that cannot compete with anything else," said Betsy Saul, co-founder of Petfinder.com. "The name Buddy shows how dogs are truly 'man's best friend,' while people love tough, powerful names like Rocky and Duke." With names such as Smokey, Midnight, Angel and Princess, the top 10 cat names prove that animal lovers envision their felines as no-less-than-perfect, mysterious creatures. "People put their animals on pedestals," Saul said. "They put as much thought into naming their pets as they would their children." While the most popular names for 2007 remain similar to years past, some individuals decide creativity is key when naming their animal companions. 2007's Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names leave some things to the imagination:
Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names 1. Not Pants 2. Zhivago 3. Fat Alice 4. Barney Google 5. Cinderella Cookiedough 6. Ditto Dippin' Dots 7. Fizzleboom 8. Miss booty-q 9. Bubba Big Foot 10. Partly Cloudy About Petfinder.com: Petfinder.com is an online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. A directory of 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico, the organization's technology helps visitors search adoptable pets in their areas that fit their family's individual needs and preferences. In addition, Petfinder.com also offers a wealth of information about how to select a family pet and how to raise and care for an animal. The Web site is free to use. Animal shelters and placement groups can register to join Petfinder.com online and can start entering pets the same day.
CONTACT: Shanley Stern Gravel Thea Linscott CooperKatz for Petfinder.com CooperKatz for Petfinder.com 212-455-8076 212-455-8045 gravel@cooperkatz.com tlinscott@cooperkatz.com

SOURCE Petfinder.com
    SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Petfinder.com, the largest
 online database of adoptable pets, announced today the 2007 Top 10 Pet
 Names for cats and dogs gathered from Petfinder.com's more than 11,000
 animal shelters and rescue group members.
 
     Topping the charts as the No. 1 names for our country's 260,000
 adoptable pets on Petfinder.com are Buddy for pooches and Smokey for
 felines, with traditional pet (and people) names following close behind.
 
 
Top 10 Dog Names Top 10 Cat Names 1. Buddy (712) 1. Smokey (291) 2. Max (552) 2. Lucy (284) 3. Sadie (445) 3. Angel (265) 4. Jack (428) 4. Oreo (260) 5. Daisy (416) 5. Midnight (260) 6. Lucy (406) 6. Shadow (260) 7. Lady (385) 7. Patches (256) 8. Charlie (382) 8. Princess (248) 9. Rocky (369) 9. Tigger (243) 10. Duke (358) 10. Molly (239) "Pet parents find special comfort and companionship in their pets that cannot compete with anything else," said Betsy Saul, co-founder of Petfinder.com. "The name Buddy shows how dogs are truly 'man's best friend,' while people love tough, powerful names like Rocky and Duke." With names such as Smokey, Midnight, Angel and Princess, the top 10 cat names prove that animal lovers envision their felines as no-less-than-perfect, mysterious creatures. "People put their animals on pedestals," Saul said. "They put as much thought into naming their pets as they would their children." While the most popular names for 2007 remain similar to years past, some individuals decide creativity is key when naming their animal companions. 2007's Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names leave some things to the imagination:
Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names 1. Not Pants 2. Zhivago 3. Fat Alice 4. Barney Google 5. Cinderella Cookiedough 6. Ditto Dippin' Dots 7. Fizzleboom 8. Miss booty-q 9. Bubba Big Foot 10. Partly Cloudy About Petfinder.com: Petfinder.com is an online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. A directory of 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico, the organization's technology helps visitors search adoptable pets in their areas that fit their family's individual needs and preferences. In addition, Petfinder.com also offers a wealth of information about how to select a family pet and how to raise and care for an animal. The Web site is free to use. Animal shelters and placement groups can register to join Petfinder.com online and can start entering pets the same day.
CONTACT: Shanley Stern Gravel Thea Linscott CooperKatz for Petfinder.com CooperKatz for Petfinder.com 212-455-8076 212-455-8045 gravel@cooperkatz.com tlinscott@cooperkatz.com SOURCE Petfinder.com