WA’s most popular names for dogs and cats revealed

The results are in! The most popular cat and dog names for West Australian pets have been revealed and some may surprise you with ‘human’ names making it on the list.

A census by RSPCA WA revealed Charlie took the top spot for man’s best friend followed by Poppy meanwhile George was the top standout for our felines just before Jasper.

List of top pet names

Dogs:

  • Charlie
  • Poppy
  • Coco
  • Bella
  • Bailey

Cats:

  • George
  • Jasper
  • Willow
  • Luna
  • Kitty

Staffy crosses were found to be the most popular dog breed in WA.

Staffy crosses are the most popular dog breed in WA
Camera IconStaffy crosses are the most popular dog breed in WA Credit: Adobe Stock

The 1,148 pet owners who took part in the census say they are up for spending big on their ‘fur babies’ with a whopping 70 per cent of pet owners celebrating their companion’s birthdays.

RSPCA WA Shelter Manager Emily Smith said the attitude towards pets has changed in the last few years due to the pandemic.

“Pets are increasingly being considered as members of the family; we give them the same names as children, celebrate their birthdays, and think of them as our fur babies,” she said.

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