Hot Dog Names of 2019 ūüź∂

General Press Release

March 6, 2020

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Hot Dog Names of 2019


For the fourth year running, Bella retrieves the top spot 

Roll over Molly and Cooper. You're off the list of Ottawa County's hot dog names for the year 2019. That's right. The Ottawa County Treasurer's Office has the top ten list you've been waiting fur all year:  the top dog names of 2019 based upon the licenses issued. 

The most common dog names for Ottawa County in 2019 were:

1-Bella
2-Charlie
3-Lucy
4-Daisy
5-Max
6-Sadie
7-Buddy
8-Maggie
9-Bailey
10-Zoey

One look around your neighborhood, and it's not far-fetched that Ottawa County's leading breed in 2019 was the Labrador Retriever, followed by 2-Golden Retriever, 3-German Shepherd, 4-Chihuahua and 5-Shih Tzu. The top five breeds licensed in 2018 were 1-Labrador Retriever, 2-Golden Retriever, 3- German Shepherd, 4-Shih Tzu and 5-Chihuahua.

Since the year 1919 Michigan law has required that dogs be licensed. Additionally, the law requires that to get a dog license proof of a rabies vaccination by a veterinarian must be provided. Along with ensuring that pet owners keep rabies vaccinations up to date, dog licenses save time, money and emotional distress. If a dog is lost, the license will make the return of the pet simple. When a stray is picked-up by animal control (or a friendly neighbor), a dog wearing its license will be returned to its owner quickly for a tail-wagging, slobbery reunion. The stray's license number can be entered online by anyone at miottawa.org/DogLicense and the corresponding owner information will be displayed. Unlicensed dogs risk being brought to the animal shelter. The owner may face fines, redemption fees, boarding costs and vet bills. Pets who remain unidentified could be put up for adoption.

Dogs must be licensed at four months of age. In Ottawa County, dog licenses can be purchased at any time but are issued to expire the month of the dogs’ rabies vaccination. New licenses are available for either one or three years and will expire in the month of the rabies vaccination. Owners can purchase licenses through participating veterinarians, some units of government or online at www.miottawa.org/DogLicense. More information about licensing dogs in Ottawa County is available on the https://www.miOttawa.org/ or by calling 616-994-4501.


The top names of 2018 were:

1-Bella
2-Charlie
3-Lucy
4-Bailey
5-Max
6-Sadie
7-Molly
8-Buddy
9-Cooper
10-Maggie