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Who is the top dog (and cat) in Merri-bek?

05 Mar 2024

Ahead of animal registration renewals which are due in April, we took a look at the top 5 names of registered pets across the suburbs of Merri-bek.

 

Where did your four-legged friend’s name end up?

 

The top name was LUNA! Luna tops the charts for the overall most popular pet name in Merri-bek.

 

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Ruby
  5. Molly

 

Scroll down to see the most popular names for dogs and cats in each suburb!

 

We had a great time reviewing all our registered pets’ names, so threw in some shoutouts to some unique names as well. Did your furry friend get a mention? 

 

Under Victorian Law, all cats and dogs must be registered. If you own a cat or dog, it is your responsibility to ensure that you register them with Council. Pet registrations expire on April 10 this year. If you have not registered or renewed your registration or need to update your details, please complete the form below:

Renew my dog's registration 

Renew my cat's registration 

  • Owning a pet is a big responsibility. You need to make sure your pet is registered with us each Animal Registration period April 11 to April 10 each year.

    Registrations are only valid until April 10 each year meaning you need to renew your animal registration every year.  

    All cats and dogs over the age of 3 months in Merri-bek must be registered with us. This is required under the 'Domestic Animals Act 1994'. If you fail to renew your pet's registration, you may get a fine. 

    Renewal notices are emailed or posted in March if we don’t have your email address each year in March.

  • Owning a pet is a big responsibility, as you need to make sure your pet is registered with us, desexed and microchipped. 

    Registration means that we have a record of your pet's name and your contact details, so that we can return them to you if we find them. It also helps keep the community safe.

    All cats and dogs over the age of 3 months in Merri-bek must be registered with us. This is required under the 'Domestic Animals Act 1994'. If your dog or cat is over 3 months old and not registered, you may get a fine. 

    Pet registration helps us understand how many pets live in Merri-bek, and also funds off leash and fenced dog parks, free desexing programs and animal welfare programs. The pet registration fees also go towards funding our Animal Management staff who keep the community safe by patrolling parks and streets, picking up stray cats and dogs, investigating dog attacks/bites and rushing incidents and attending to nuisance complaints.

    If you do not register your pet or renew your registration, you could be fined.

Top pet names in Brunswick

  • 1) Charlie / Charli

    2) Ruby / Rubi

    3) Billie / Billy

    4) Lily / Lillie

    5) Poppy

  • 1) Luna

    2) Bella

    3) Coco

    4) George

    5) Leo

Special shout out to Margaret a dog registered in Brunswick!

Top pet names in Brunswick East

  • 1) Charlie / Charli

    2) Rosie

    3) Luna

    4) Billie / Billy

    5) Poppy

  • 1) Luna

    2) Pepper

    3) George

    4) Leo

    5) Lulu

Special shout out to the 2 pets named Wayne in Merri-bek. 1 cat and 1 dog who are both registered in Brunswick East!

Top pet names in Brunswick West

  • 1) Charlie / Charli

    2) Luna

    3) Alfie

    4) Billie / Billy

    5) Bella

    1. Luna
    2. Charlie / Charli
    3. Daisy
    4. Bella
    5. Cleo

Special shout out to Brunswick West cat Madam Muffin Top!

Top pet names in Coburg

  • 1) Charlie /  Charli

    2) Ruby / Rubi

    3) Luna

    4) Molly

    5) Frankie

  • 1) Luna

    2) Lily

    3) Milo

    4) Charlie / Charli

    5) Lucy

Special shout out to the 2 pets called Tugboat in Merri-bek. 1 cat and 1 dog who are both registered in Coburg!

Top pet names in Coburg North

  • 1) Charlie / Charli

    2) Bella

    3) Lola

    4) Oscar

    5) Archie

  • 1) Luna

    2) Molly

    3) Lily / Lillie

    4) Ginger

    5) Mittens

Top pet names in Fawkner

  • 1) Luna

    2) Max

    3) Charlie

    4) Milo

    5) Rocky

  • 1) Ginger

    2) Nala

    3) Simba

    4) Bella

    5) Luna

Top pet names in Glenroy

  • 1) Bella

    2) Max

    3) Charlie / Charli

    4) Milo

    5) Daisy

  • 1) Bella

    2) Coco

    3) Luna

    4) Ginger

    5) Simba

A long way from Donaldson's Dairy, we have a cat from Glenroy called Hairy Maclary! 

Top pet names in Gowanbrae

  • 1) Bailey

    2) Ruby / Rubi

    3) Bonnie

    4) Alfie

    5) Buddy

  • 1) Bella

    2) Coco

    3) Jasper

    4) Mittens

    5) Romeo

We hope cat, Special Agent Jelly Bean is keeping a watchful eye over Gowanbrae. 

Top pet names in Hadfield

  • 1) Teddy

    2) Bella

    3) Daisy

    4) Luna

    5) Milo

  • 1) Luna

    2) Shadow

    3) Tiger

    4) Honey

    5) Milo

Special shout out to Hadfield cat Chupa Chup!

Top pet names in Oak Park

  • 1) Charlie / Charli

    2) Frankie

    3) Luna

    4) Bella

    5) Coco

  • 1) Molly

    2) Oscar

    3) Tiger

    4) Kitty

    5) Luna

Top pet names in Pascoe Vale

  • 1) Archie

    2) Bella

    3) Charlie / Charli

    4) Coco

    5) Luna

  • 1) Luna

    2) Charlie / Charli

    3) Daisy

    4) Mia

    5) Molly

Top pet names in Pascoe Vale South

  • 1) Archie

    2) Bella

    3) Charlie / Charli

    4) Coco

    5) Luna

  • 1) Kitty

    2) Charlie / Charli

    3) Bella

    4) George

    5) Smokey

Special shout out to Pascoe Vale cat Paddle Pop!