If you're thinking about adding a furry friend to your family and need to pick a name you're in the perfect spot! Thanks to US News and Rover, I have the top dog names in Minnesota for 2023 plus the top dog names across the country.

For those of you on the hunt for the perfect dog, there are so many up for adoption at local rescues. In Rochester, MN we have Paws and Claws and Camp Companion who have dogs eagerly awaiting their forever homes.

Dogs Looking for Homes in Rochester, MN

Let me show you the dogs that have been at each for the longest and hopefully we can find them their forever home!

First, we've got Kira and Jax, a bonded pair at Paws and Claws who have been waiting since the end of April to find their family.

Paws and Claws Humane Society
Paws and Claws Humane Society

I've actually been able to meet these two and they're so sweet and fun! They just will need someone who's able to give them the exercise and attention they need because from what I've witnessed they have lots of energy.

And next, we've got Lola from Camp Companion. I don't know how long she's been there but when I sort their dogs by 'longest stay' she's the first one to pop up.

Camp Companion
Camp Companion

She sounds like a sweet girl! Her foster mom says she's good with other dogs with a slow introduction and is good with respectful cats and kids. She loves to play fetch, sits well for treats, and loves to cuddle.

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Top Dog Names in Minnesota

Now let's get into the top dog names in Minnesota. This is according to research done by US News. They say the top dog names in Minnesota for this year are...

5. Coco

4. Bailey

3. Lucy

2. Luna

1. Bella

Popular Dog Names
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Top Dog Names in the US

According to Rover's study, though, Bella is not the most popular dog name across the country! They broke the rankings down by gender. The top 5 female dog names are...

5. Lily

4. Lucy

3. Daisy

2. Bella

1. Luna

And the top 5 male dog names are...

5. Buddy

4. Milo

3. Cooper

2. Max

1. Charlie

Charlie and Luna are both very cute dog names! Keep scrolling for the most popular dog breeds across the country.

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Gallery Credit: Sabienna Bowman