Pooches with popular names hope to find paw-fect homes


The top five dog names have been revealed - and we're hoping it'll help these paw-fect rescue pooches find their fur-ever homes!

The Pets At Home Pet Name Finder has revealed the most popular dog names are Alfie, Bella, Charlie, Lola and Poppy.  We're hoping prospective dog owners might consider giving a rescue dog with one of these popular names a loving new home.

Our spokesperson said:

We rescue thousands of dogs every year, some come with their names from a previous life and some we have to name. It can be challenging to come up with so many names which is why we sometimes end up with multiple Alfies and Lolas. But each and everyone is an individual with their own personality and story.

Dogs available Alfie

English bull terrier Alfie is much more active and energetic than his older namesake. The eight-year-old is very sociable and loves going on walks and training. He'd like a new home with a garden to run in and would be happy living in a family with older children and another dog. He's at Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Animal Centre, in West Yorkshire. To find out more about him call 01422 365 628.

Dogs available named Charlie

Eight-year-old crossbreed, Charlie was rescued from her previous home after being kept in unsuitable conditions. She's a gentle giant who loves attention from her friends but can be a little wary around new people. She can be a little strong on the lead so would like some more training while out walking. She's at Felledge Animal Centre, in County Durham, where she's waiting for an adult-only home. More information is available by calling 0300 123 0708.

Charley - with a slightly different spelling - is a four-year-old rottweiler who was rescued from a puppy farm in February last year. She's come a long way and is a cheeky, clever girl who loves human company and is looking for a home as the only pet. She's a little wary around new people and dogs so would benefit from more socialisation. She's at South Godstone Animal Centre, in Surrey. For more information about her please call 0300 123 0741.  

Dogs available named Lola

Lovely Lola is a two-year-old Staffie who's full of beans. She's a friendly pooch who loves spending time with people but is sadly being overlooked by potential adopters. She's looking for an adult-only home with an owner who'll take her for lots of long walks and keep her physically and mentally stimulated. She's at Chesterfield Animal Centre, in Derbyshire, and you can find out more by calling 01246 273358.

Who could resist Staffie Lola's incredible Dumbo ears!? This one-year-old is an excitable but friendly dog who needs help with some basic training. She was rescued as her owners could not properly feed her. She's always on the go and is quite bouncy so would be best in an adult-only home with no other pets. She's at Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton branch. Call 01246 273358 for more details.

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