Ingham County Reveals List of Top Dog Names

CREATED Jan 31, 2013

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MASON, MI - The numbers are in and "Bud/Buddy" are the top dog names in Ingham County, according to the Ingham County Treasurer's Office.

Names are collected from all registered dogs in Ingham County via their dog licenses. The top 10 dog names registered in 2012 were:

1. Bud/Buddy
2. Daisy
3. Mollie/Molly
4. Max/Maxx
5. Bella
6. Lucy
7. Sadie
8. Maggie
9. Zoe/Zoey
10. Sam/Samantha/Sammy

Dog licenses are required by law for all dogs five months and older.

"Dog licenses help ensure the safety of your dog, as well as the community," said Eric Schertzing. "A dog license is one of the best ways to identify lost pets."

A dog license also proves that the dog is up to date with its rabies vaccinations, and that the dog legally belongs to someone. A signed certificate of a rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian is required to purchase a dog license.

There is also the option for a three year dog license, which requires a three year vaccination certificate. Prices differ depending on if a dog is sterilized or not.

Licenses will expire after one year, at the end of the month during which the original rabies vaccination was given.