Shelter pets need names. A shelter pet with a name (accompanied by a fabulous photo!) comes across as an individual with a personality – not an unwanted, caged animal being held for killing. Pets with names are a little more appealing to adopters and it doesn’t cost anything to give them this small benefit. One thing they don’t need: names that make a negative impression.
It can be a challenge for shelter staff and volunteers to come up with marketable names, especially after they’ve already named 500 cats and 600 dogs. What suggestions can readers offer for where to look for good names for shelter pets?