These are the most popular pet names in Mississauga right now


Published November 28, 2019 at 6:57 pm


Do you have a dog or cat?

Did you adopt him or her in Mississauga? If so, there’s a good chance you gave your beloved fur baby a moniker common amongst pets in the city, 

Recently, the City of Mississauga shared some fun facts about the animals who quickly become important members of our families. The city announced the top ten most popular cat and dog names in Mississauga in 2019, based on pet licence registrations from Mississauga Animal Services. 

Did your pet’s name make the top ten list?


1.     Smokey

2.     Tigger

3.     Tiger

4.     Kitty

5.     Max

6.     Simba

7.     Charlie

8.     Shadow

9.     Lucky

10.  Princess


1.     Max

2.     Bella

3.     Charlie

4.     Bailey

5.     Buddy

6.     Coco

7.     Rocky

8.     Lucky

9.     Molly

10.  Toby

According to 2017 numbers from Mississauga Animal Services, the organization typically houses a minimum of 60 pets a day during the low season (the winter months) and up to 200 pets during the warmer months. On average, the service shelters and cares for more than 3,000 animals a year.

Mississauga Animal Services is also reminding people that every cat and dog in the city needs a licence as per the Animal Care and Control By-law. A pet licence is your pet’s identification and it has vital information that can help Mississauga Animal Services reunite them with you in the event they are ever lost. It also provides information to emergency services to assist in pet rescues or emergency evacuations.  

The purchase of a pet licence also helps fund the care for the animals at the shelter.

Are you planning to adopt a pet in Mississauga this year or next?

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