24Pet Shelter Watch Report

24Petwatch is a leading provider of lost pet recovery services in North America. Through our network of over 1,700 shelters and rescues, we registered over 1 million newly adopted cats and dogs in 2021, making 24Petwatch the go to source for pet adoption data.

The most popular pet names in 2021

Using our data, we discovered the most popular pet names in 2021. Check them out:

The top cat names were Luna, Milo, Oliver, Bella, Lucy, Leo, Loki, Charlie, Oreo, and Shadow.

The top dog names were Luna, Bella, Daisy, Max, Buddy, Lucy, Rocky, Charlie, Coco, and Bailey.

Luna and Bella topped the list for the third year running as the most popular names given to pets in 2021!

Did your pet's name make the list?

This is yet another example of 24Petwatch’s commitment to sharing data-driven insights and highlighting the importance of adopting from shelters and rescues.

Interested in adopting a pet? Visit pet adoption websites like Petango.com, 24Petconnect.com or AdoptAPet.com. We also encourage you to either contact or visit your local shelter’s website to submit an adoption application.