Luna, Jack Top 2022’s list of 10 most popular pet names in Newcastle
Posted on 01/04/2023
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With the start of the new year, Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) have released their list of 2022’s top names for dogs and cats in Newcastle.

“By licensing your beloved pet, you get a little extra peace of mind knowing that if they ever get lost, they have a better chance of returning home to you,” Dunn said. “In addition, the fees you pay for RASKC’s service go to a good cause — supporting the shelters and services that give thousands of other pets in King County a second chance at life.”

“With the help of our licensed pet owners and our contracting cities, RASKC was able to return 899 lost pets to their families and to adopt over 3,400 animals into new homes,” said Gene Mueller, manager of RASKC. “Pet licenses save lives every day!”

In 2022, Newcastle residents registered 850 dogs and 297 cats. The most popular names given to furry family members were:

Top 10 Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bailey
  3. Max
  4. Charlie
  5. Bella
  6. Buddy
  7. Cooper
  8. Lucy
  9. Milo
  10. Murphy

Top 10 Cat Names

  1. Jack
  2. Leo
  3. Lola
  4. Mia
  5. Ziggy
  6. Zoe
  7. Adam
  8. Bear
  9. Bella
  10. Boris

There are 17 registered dogs named Luna and five registered cats named Jack.

This list comes from pet license applications submitted to RASKC, which serves nearly a million residents living in 24 cities and unincorporated communities throughout King County.

“I once had a beloved rescue dog named Buddy, and I’m so pleased to see his name on the list again this year,” said Newcastle Mayor Linda Newing. “I’ve always considered pets to be members of the family, and it’s terrible for animal-lovers when their pets go missing. Fortunately, RASKC works to help animals make it back home, which is a wonderful reason to get your pets registered.”

If a licensed pet is lost, the finder can call the phone number on the pet’s tag – a service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to quickly reunite them with their owner. Pets receive a free ride home the first time they’re found, allowing owners to skip a trip to the shelter. Pet licenses also help fund RASKC and the important work it does.

In addition to handling lost pets and injured animals, pet license fees contribute to RASKC’s other vital duties, including animal neglect and cruelty investigations, a pet food bank, spay/neuter programs, pet adoption services, and other work to humanely and compassionately assist local animals.

You can purchase pet licenses online, or at more than 70 convenient locations around the county, including many city halls and QFC stores. Learn more at Regional Animal Service of King County’s website,

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