Top 10 Cat Names in San Diego

What’s in a “purrfect” name? The San Diego County Department of Animal Services has released a list of the most popular cat names in the county, and the top pick is as simple as names come.

The Department of Animal Services says the No. 1 in San Diego for adopted cats is “Kitty” – sweet, simple, straight to the point.

The department compiled the cat data by tracking and recording the names of felines at their time of adoption, claim or microchipping.

The other names that are the cat’s pajamas, in order, include:

  • Tiger
  • Baby
  • Smokey
  • Shadow
  • Tigger
  • Sassy
  • Cleo
  • Max
  • Lucy

Animal Services says there are also plenty of cats up for adoption at the County’s three animal shelters, including a kitty named “Mango” and another known as “Atticus.”

The department says there’s currently an inundation of kittens and cats up for adoption so now through July 31, cats are available at the County shelters for a “Name Your Price” special meaning the normal cat adoption fee of $58 will be waived, and you’ll be asked what adoption fee you’d like to pay. This offer is limited to two cats per household.

The adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a microchip and a free health examination.
San Diego’s three shelters are open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The locations are: 5480 Gaines St., San Diego; 2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad; and 5821 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita.

For more information about pet adoption, call (619) 767-2675 or visit the Department of Animal Services website.

By the way, the Depart of Animal Services released a list last month of the County’s most popular names among licensed dogs. Turns out, a lot of local pooches have human names. That list includes, in order: Bella; Buddy; Lucy; Max; Daisy; Charlie; Molly; Bailey; Roxy; and Maggie.

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