A new kitten! What an exciting time! But what will you call him? Maybe the name came right to you, but at other times it may not be so easy.
Whether you’ve decided to re-name an adopted kitten’s shelter name or want to include your friends and family in on the fun, there are many interesting naming methods to choose from.
Many people choose to name their cat in memory of a beloved childhood or family pet. Providing your new addition with a recognized family pet name will make them feel right at home in your family.
Search the Internet for top cat names and you’ll find plenty of names. The popularity of cat names of course depends on the country you live in, and the language(s) you speak.
Personalized Name Based on Behaviors
Giving your kitten a completely unique name based on his behaviors or interests can be fun! How about Nibby Nose, Fisky, Lightening or Zig-zag? You can hold a crazy cat-naming contest. The possibilities for cat names are endless.
Smoky, Coco, or Sunset
Are you looking for that purr-fect cat name that just fits your Kitty? Many cats are named based on some physical characteristics such as their coat color.
The name we select for a puppy is the key to communicating with him for the rest of his life. So the name should be such that it is meant to generate a quick response from the dog. If it rhymes too closely with another member of the house, with a frequently used word, or with a command, the dog could become confused and respond inappropriately or not at all. Many dog owners also strive to choose a name that matches the dog’s individuality, along with demonstrating their inner feelings toward the puppy.
Ideal names to give a dog a name are comprised of two syllables; some examples of this are Hairy, Nacho, Palmer, Tatoo, Webster. Trainers say that dogs will learn and quickly respond to these types of short sounds, making training easier and long-term control of the dog easier.
The puppy has a much easier time learning and responding if her name does not sound like a command that is being given. Similarly, the name should not sound like a joke. Dogs are sensitive and intuitive. They can distinguish and understand the mood of the person and the emotions within the speech.
To keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble, find ways to exercise her brain and body. If she enjoys the company of her own kind, visits to your local dog park can greatly enrich her life.
- Physical and mental exercise
- Opportunities to maintain social skills
- Fun for pet and their parents
Below are some of our favorite local parks.
- Bark Park: Route 63 & Bell Run Rd., North Wales, PA 19454
- Hatfield Township Dog Park: 500 North Chestnut St., Hatfield, PA 19440
- Horsham Dog Park: 1013 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
- Mill Creek Park: 3430 Mill Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040
- Lower Frederick Dog Park: Located in Cuddy Park at 101 Colonial Drive, Perkiomenville, PA 18074
- Doylestown Dog Park: Almshouse Road, Warrington, PA 18976
- Membership and annual dues are required.
- Core Creek Dog Park: Park Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
- Membership and annual dues are required.
- Perkasie Dog Park: 555 Constitution Ave, Perkasie, PA 18944
- Warminster Bark Park: 300 Verterans Way, Warminster, PA 18976
- Paid registration is required to enter.
Here are some helpful resources for you and your four-legged family member. Poison Control
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Humane Animal Control
- Federated Humane Society – Pennsylvania – Search for Humane Police officer by County
Dog License and Microchip
Lost and Found
Have you lost your pet, or have you found one? This is a scary time for both the pet and the owner. The good news is, there are sites out there to help.
Found a Pet, Looking for the Owner
- Confine the pet. All strange animals are unpredictable and they are most likely to wander when they are in unfamiliar surroundings.
- Record a description of the pet. Include pet Type (bird, cat, dog, etc.), Breed, Sex, Age, Size, Color(s). Add a description of any Collar(s) the pet may be wearing and note the Date and Location where the pet was found.
- Place temporary identification on the pet.
- Begin the search for the owner right away.
- Use social media! Post your pet’s information and picture on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media can help your message go “viral” to thousands of people in minutes!
What To Do To Find A Lost Or Missing Pet
- Begin your search right away. Contact any lost and found pet registries like those listed above.
- Conduct Foot Or Bicycle Searches. The first 72 hours are critical. Walking or riding bicycles helps to lay down a scent trail that a dog
- Items To Take With You On Lost Pet Searches. Take your dog’s favorite treat, a collar, leash, and a flashlight.
- Post and Distribute Fliers.
- Record a lost pet message on voice mail or answering machines.
Bring the Lost Pets of Bucks County Pennsylvania Home: This is a page you can post lost and found pets in Bucks county. We also work with Bring home lost pets in Montgomery and Delaware County pages.
Helping Lost Pets: Helping Lost Pets is FREE to use and when you list a pet as Lost or Found, our members in your area are alerted. We also partner with many amazing volunteer groups across the country that will share your listing on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Lost Pet Found Pet: uses social media to spread the word about lost pets.
Upper Moreland and Hatboro PA Lost and Found Pets: Upper Moreland/Hatboro PA Lost and Found Pets is for those of us animal lovers that want to help reunite lost and found pets with their owners or rehoming.
BuxMont Lost & Found Pets: Uses Facebook to spread the word on local lost and found pets.