Bella has led in the canine category for several years now. The dog names are tabulated by looking at current dog licenses — and neither Fido nor Rover made the prestigious list.
The rest of the top 10 names for dogs are, in order, Max, Lucy, Buddy, Charlie, Daisy, Molly, Bailey, Roxy and Lola.
Cat names are tracked at the time of adoption, when owners come to claim their lost felines and during microchipping. The list covers the last 12 months.
In order, the remainder of the top 10 monikers for cats are Tiger, Smokey, Baby, Princess, Tigger, Shadow, Lucy, Max and Charlie.
Animal Service officials urged San Diegans to check their website at sddac.com/adoptions.asp for pets they might like to take home.
—City News Service
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