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Pooches with popular names hope to find paw-fect homes

Could you offer a home to one of our Lola’s? Or perhaps you’d like to give Alfie a second chance?

The top five dog names have been revealed - and the RSPCA is hoping it’ll help these paw-fect rescue pooches find their fur-ever homes!

The Pets At Home Pet Name Finder has revealed the most popular dog names are Alfie, Bella, Charlie, Lola and Poppy. The RSPCA is hoping prospective dog owners might consider giving a rescue dog with one of these popular monikers a loving new home.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “We rescue thousands of dogs every year, some come with their names from a previous life and some we have to name. It can be challenging to come up with so many names which is why we sometimes end up with multiple Alfies and Lolas. But each and everyone is an individual with their own personality and story.”

Alfie
Eleven-year-old Jack Russell terrier Alfie (above) is a very sweet natured boy who can be a little shy to start with. He’s looking for a patient owner who can help him adjust to a new home. He’s at Goshill Animal Centre on the Isle of Wight. For more information about him please contact the centre on 01983 840287.

English bull terrier Alfie is much more active and energetic than his older namesake. The eight-year-old is very sociable and loves going on walks and training. He’d like a new home with a garden to run in and would be happy living in a family with older children and another dog. He’s at Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Animal Centre, in West Yorkshire. To find out more about him call 01422 365 628.

Bella
Staffie cross Bella is very loving but can be frightened of other dogs so is looking for a home with experienced owners who know how to work with a reactive dog. She’s very clever and well-behaved in the home but would like a home with no other pets. She loves human company the most and is a real lap-dog; enjoying strokes and lots of fuss. She’s very playful and loves to play fetch and go on long walks. For more about Bella please contact RSPCA Northamptonshire branch by calling 01604 881317.

Charlie
Eight-year-old crossbreed Charlie was rescued from her previous home after being kept in unsuitable conditions. She’s a gentle giant who loves attention from her friends but can be a little wary around new people. She can be a little strong on the lead so would like some more training while out walking. She’s at Felledge Animal Centre, in County Durham, where she’s waiting for an adult-only home. More information is available by calling 0300 123 0708.

Charley - with a slightly different spelling - is a four-year-old rottweiler who was rescued from a puppy farm in February last year. She’s come a long way and is a cheeky, clever girl who loves human company and is looking for a home as the only pet. She’s a little wary around new people and dogs so would benefit from more socialisation. She’s at South Godstone Animal Centre, in Surrey. For more information about her please call 0300 123 0741.

Lola
Lovely Lola is a two-year-old Staffie who is full of beans. She’s a friendly pooch who loves spending time with people but is sadly being overlooked by potential adopters. She’s looking for an adult-only home with an owner who will take her for lots of long walks and keep her physically and mentally stimulated. She’s at Chesterfield Animal Centre, in Derbyshire, and you can find out more by calling 01246 273358.

Caucasian shepherd Lola is a little bigger than her Staffie friend! This gentle giant is two and is at Millbrook Animal Centre, in Surrey. She was found as a stray and can be quite aloof but has strong bonds with those she gets to know. She fun-loving and loves to play. She’d like to be the only dog in her new home and would benefit from further socialisation around dogs and people. For more information please call 0300 123 0740.

Who could resist Staffie Lola’s incredible Dumbo ears!? This one-year-old is an excitable but friendly dog who needs help with some basic training. She was rescued by the RSPCA as her owners could not properly feed her. She’s always on the go and is quite bouncy so would be best in an adult-only home with no other pets. She’s at Macclesfield, South East Cheshire & Buxton branch. Call 01246 273358 for more details.

Lola Rose is such a sweetie she’s been named twice! She’s an eight-year-old Staffie who’s at South Yorkshire Animal Centre. She loves snoozing on the sofa and lots of fuss and attention. She’s looking for a quiet home with no other animals although she could live with a family. She walks nicely on the lead but is nervous about being left home alone so will need some further training. For more information about Lola Rose call 01302 719790.

For more information about adopting an RSPCA rescue dog please visit the website. And to search the dogs looking for new homes now visit www.rspca.org.uk/findapet.

To help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more dogs please donate by visiting www.rspca.org.uk/give.

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