Summer-inspired Cat Names

Found a cat in the summertime? Have a cat that reminds you of leisurely vacation at the hot summer beach? Looking for a special feline name for your sweet ray of sunshine? We’ve compiled a list of names for your summer cat based on time of year, name meaning and things we associate with summer!

If you don’t see the perfect name for your cat below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat.

I hope this gives you a great idea to name your summer kitty!

List of Summer-inspired Cat Names

  • Adena
  • Apple
  • Aqua
  • Arun (Hindi name for “Dawn”, “Sun”)
  • Aster – (Means star)
  • August
  • Augusta
  • Aurora (Latin for “dawn”)
  • Azul
  • Bay
  • Beach
  • Bee
  • Bee-bee
  • Berry
  • Birch
  • Blaise
  • Calinda (Hindi for “sun”)
  • “Cat”orina
  • Coral
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Dawn
  • Dock
  • Dune
  • Eliana – (Daughter of the sun)
  • Flower
  • Glady (short for Gladiolus)
  • Goldie
  • Helen (Sun ray, shining bright)
  • Hottie
  • Hurley (Means Sea tide)
  • Idalia (Behold the sun)
  • Iris
  • Julian
  • Julius
  • July
  • June
  • Junebug
  • Juniper
  • Keegan (Little fire)
  • Kyra
  • Lake
  • Laker
  • Leo
  • Lia
  • Lilac
  • Marigold
  • Melon
  • Nikko (Japanese for “sunlight”)
  • Peach
  • Pearl (birthstone for June)
  • Peony
  • Petunia
  • River
  • Rose
  • Ruby (birthstone for July)
  • Sailor
  • Sampson (Hebrew for “sun”)
  • Sandy
  • Selena (Sister of the sun)
  • Shell
  • Skye
  • Solange (Angel of the sun)
  • Soleil (French for “Sun”)
  • Solstice
  • Sonny
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Tito – (Italian for fire)
  • Wavey
  • Zinnia

More Cat Names

Looking for a cat name but don't need the summer focus? Here are some more ideas:

Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

  • Independent cats
  • Playful cats
  • Funny cats
  • Cute or beautiful cats
  • Loving cats
  • Sweet cats
  • Big cats or cats with big personalities
  • Small cats
  • Smart cats
  • Not so smart cats
  • Ornery cats
  • Talkative cats
  • Stray or rescued cat
  • Unusual Names for Cats

    How about some unusual names! Check these out.

    Cool Cat Names

    Here are some ideas for cool pet names.

    Ideas for Names by a Cat's Hair Color

  • Orange or red haircoated
  • Brown haircoats
  • Black haircoats
  • Black and white haircoats
  • White haircoat
  • Yellow haircoat
  • Gold Haircoats
  • Grey haircoat
  • Calico haircoat
  • Tabby haircoats
  • Fluffy haircoats
  • Spotted haircoats
  • Bald haircoats
  • Common Cat Name Meanings

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male cat names and Female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn't easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good cat names? Leave them in the comments section below.


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    Spring-inspired Cat Names

    Finding a name for your spring cat? Sometimes names come easily, other times a name needs a little inspiration. Whether you found your cat in the spring time or just love the spring time and are looking for a spring-inspired name for your feline, we've got a few ideas for you!

    If you can't find a perfect Spring inspired cat name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. You can name your kitty by the other season, his personality, his hair color or even your favorite hobbies.
    Enjoy this list of Spring Cat names!

    Spring-inspired Cat Names

    We've compiled a list of names inspired by spring colors, flowers, feelings and more.

    • Apple
    • April
    • Aries
    • Attwell (leans lives by the spring)
    • Aurora
    • Aviv (Hebrew for spring)
    • Avril – French for April
    • Azalea
    • Basket
    • Birdie
    • Bloom
    • Blossom
    • Brook
    • Bud
    • Bunny
    • Caldwell (means from the cold spring)
    • Cedar
    • Cerelia (Latin – means of the spring)
    • Daisy
    • Dawn
    • Egg
    • Fern
    • Florence (Latin for blooming)
    • Flower
    • Fontanne – (French means Fountain or spring
    • Forrest
    • Honey
    • Iris
    • Lake
    • Lavernia (French means born in the spring)
    • Leaf
    • Lightening
    • Lily
    • Magnolia
    • Margeurite (A type of daisy)
    • May
    • Meadow
    • Orchid
    • Peony
    • Petal
    • Petunia
    • Poppy
    • Rain
    • Reed
    • Ridge
    • River
    • Robin
    • Rose
    • Sage
    • Sprout
    • Storm
    • Sunny
    • Sunshine
    • Tulip
    • Violet
    • Windy

    More Cat Name Ideas

    Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

    Check out this neat list of cat names based on various personality traits. Have a playful cat? Funny cat?

  • Independent cats
  • Playful cats
  • Funny cats
  • Cute or beautiful cats
  • Loving cats
  • Sweet cats
  • Big cats or cats with big personalities
  • Small cats
  • Smart cats
  • Not so smart cats
  • Ornery cats
  • Talkative cats
  • Stray or rescued cat
  • Pampered cats
  • Unusual Names for Cats

    How about some unusual names! Check these out.

    Cool Cat Names

    Here are some ideas for cool cat names.

    Ideas for Names by a Cat's Hair Color

  • Orange or red haircoated
  • Brown haircoats
  • Black haircoats
  • Black and white haircoats
  • White haircoat
  • Yellow haircoat
  • Gold Haircoats
  • Grey haircoat
  • Calico haircoat
  • Tabby haircoats
  • Fluffy haircoats
  • Spotted haircoats
  • Bald haircoats
  • Common Cat Name Meanings

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male cat names and Female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn't easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good cat names? Leave them in the comments section below.

    Leave Us a Comment About Your Cat Name

    Have a story about your Spring cat or have another spring-inspired cat name that we missed? Tell us in the comments below!


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    Names for Your Fat Cat

    Looking for a name for your adorable, but overweight cat?

    Owning a fat cat is quite humorous in itself, but adding a fitting name to your not-so-fit feline, is the icing on the cake.

    Naming a fat cat is an art all in itself. A name can be fitting for the look of the cat – a white cat with black spots could easily be named after a cow. A cat who eats more than they should could be named after foods. Perhaps the cat is the size of a truck so-to-say, there are many references for their name. Fat cats are an internet sensation, and one with a coordinating name is sure to find the spotlight – whether just in your heart, with family and friends or, perchance, online.

    List of Names for Your Overweight Cat

    Compiled, is an alphabetical list of names derived from meaning, inference, and famous fat cats.

    • Angus
    • Axel
    • Barn or Barney – For a cat as big as a barn door
    • Beans
    • Bear
    • Beasty
    • Beefy
    • Bertha
    • Beulah
    • Biggy
    • Blimpy
    • Bounty
    • Brawny
    • Bruiser
    • Bubba
    • Buford
    • Bull
    • Burly
    • Burrito – Nobody wants a small burrito.
    • Butterball
    • Butterworth
    • Chunky
    • Colossal – Colly? Lossy? Sal?
    • Crisco
    • Curvy
    • Diesel
    • Dozer
    • Fat Louie – From The Princess Diaries
    • Flabby
    • Garfield
    • Grizzly
    • Hammy
    • Hearty
    • Hefty
    • Hereford
    • Husky
    • Immy – Short for immense
    • Jiggles – Mr. Jiggles?
    • Lane – For Lane Bryant
    • Lipoma
    • Mac
    • Max – to the max!
    • Meaty
    • Mighty
    • Mondo
    • Monster
    • Norm – eNORMous
    • Paddy – For being well-padded
    • Piggy
    • Piglet
    • Podgy
    • Pudge
    • Rex
    • Rocky
    • Roly – Poly Oly
    • Roomy
    • Spare – For having a tire to spare
    • Stocky
    • Stuffy
    • Tank
    • Thunder
    • Tower
    • Tubbs or Tubby
    • Tummy
    • Tyson
    • Wallop
    • Wheezer
    • Wheezy
    • Whopper
    • Zarathustra – The fat cat from fatcatart.com

     

     

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    Doesn’t matter how or what you would like to name your cat, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a cat name to go with personality traits such as independent cats, playful cats, funny cats, cute or beautiful cats, loving cats, sweet cats, big cats or cats with big personalities, small cats, smart cats, not so smart cats, ornery cats, or talkative cats? Or how about a stray or rescued cat?

    Or are you looking for a name your cat based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, brown, orange or red, grey, black, black and white, tabby, calico or a fluffy cat? Check out the links associated with any of those words and your get our list!

    We hope this list helps you name your Big Cat. Do you have a suggestion for a name? Share it below!

    Great Names for Maine Coon Cats

    Looking for a name for your Maine Coon cat? Maine Coons have a long list of memorable, outstanding traits that can help you pick a unique name for your feline. Starting from their laidback, almost dog-like personality to their myths and legends about origin, Main Coons can offer an assortment of ideas for names for their breed.

    Maine Coone Cat Names

    Here is an alphabetical list of names created from origin, breed, physical appearance, temperament, social patterns and famous Maine Coon (MC) cats.

    • Bam-Bam
    • Big Boy
    • Bobby
    • Breezy – Laidback
    • Bruiser
    • Calico
    • Captain Janks of the Horse Marines – The Book of Cat, the first documented Maine Coon in literature
    • Charm – MCs are known for being loving and family-oriented
    • Chirp – They are known for their short chirps as meows
    • Coon Cat
    • Coony
    • Cosey – Name of the MC who won Best in Show in 1895 cat show
    • Diesel
    • Downy
    • Duke
    • Fluffy
    • Furry
    • Fuzzy
    • Galileo – MCs are noted for their intelligence
    • GG – Gentle giant
    • Grand(e) – Big in Spanish or French. Perfect for your big Gato/Chat
    • Harry – MCs are hairy
    • Hunter
    • Maine – The official state cat of Maine
    • Maine Shag
    • Marie – Marie Antoinette is said to be the reason MCs are in the U.S.
    • Mate
    • Maverick
    • Mitis
    • Mito – Myth in Spanish, because there are many myths surrounding their origin
    • Murphy
    • Newton – like Sir Isaac Newton – noted for intelligence
    • Pierce – F.R. Pierce wrote The Book of Cat which documented the first MC in literature
    • Polly – The “original” MCs were polydactyls (had extra toes)
    • Rocky
    • Ruffle
    • Ruffy
    • Sammy
    • Sasquatch
    • Scat – The laidback Scat Cat from The Aristocats
    • Seafarer
    • Sean Coonery – The Internet famous MC
    • Shaggy
    • Simpsonsmart
    • Snoopy – many MCs act like adorable dogs
    • Snowshoe Cat
    • Snowy
    • Stewie – Guinness World Record holder for “longest cat,” measured nose tip to tail
    • Tabby
    • Ticked
    • Torbie
    • Tuffy – for their ear and paw tufts
    • Wiscasset – Wis? Wissy? Cassy? Wiscasset is where Marie Antoinette sent her 6 cats when she tried to leave – One being a MC.
    • Wooly

    More Info

    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your cat, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a cat name to go with personality traits such as independent cats, playful cats, funny cats, cute or beautiful cats, loving cats, sweet cats, big cats or cats with big personalities, small cats, smart cats, not so smart cats, ornery cats, or talkative cats? Or how about a stray or rescued cat?

    Or are you looking for a name your cat based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, brown, orange or red, grey, black, black and white, tabby, calico or a fluffy cat. Check out the links associated with any of those words and your get our list!

    We hope this list helps you name your Maine Coon Cat. Do you have a suggestion for a name? Share it below!


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    Pampered Cat Names

    How Do You Name a Pampered Feline?

    A pampered, spoiled cat is hard to define. How do you differentiate a spoiled cat from a regular Maine Coon relaxed cat? The cat will let you know.
    As soon as you know your cat is king/queen/alpha of the house, a fitting name for your royal friend is required.

    Perhaps the name can cater to the lifestyle of the cat? Maybe it caters to the cat's personality?

    To go along with their laidback, relaxed, easy-going, catnip and cat toy-filled life, a pampered cat needs a name just as catered to.

    Here are a few names that could fit such an exquisite pet:

    Human Pampered Cat Names

    Some people prefer more human names for their pets. Perhaps it gives them even more of a running start in their superb cat life. Maybe, it makes them more a member of the family than they already are. On the other hand, maybe it's just because it's the right fit for the feline and their lifestyle!

    • Beau or Bella – The names themselves stand for pretty and handsome. What is more fitting than calling a beautiful mouser just that every day?
    • Beauregard – Respected and highly regarded – A name for a strong hound that stands out.
    • Berlioz – From The Aristocats
    • Dolce or Gabbana – Noticeably named after the great designers Stefano Gabbana or Domenico Dolce. That name lends a hand to the fabulous, possibly well-styled, frivolous feline life.
    • Hamilton
    • Louis – A name fit for a king. Or maybe with the last name Vuitton!
    • Marie – Form The Aristocats
    • Maximus – The greatest!
    • Orly – Comes from a Hebrew origin meaning “light of mine,” and it suits the cat that lights up your life!
    • Prada – Mario Prada, the Italian designer
    • Rockefeller – Known for his furtun…ate amount of cat toys!
    • Stella – What shines more stunningly than your own little star?
    • Toulouse – From The Aristocats
    • Veruca – Like the spoiled girl from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Does she get everything she wants? It might be a fit!

    Non-Human Pampered Cat Names

    Some prefer non-human names for their cat. It gives the idea of mystery and sometimes asks the question, “Where did you get their name from?”

    • Angel
    • August – Dignified or noble
    • Babe – The connotation of pampered and loved.
    • Baby
    • Baron
    • Ben/Bene – Latin root meaning well, good, or very.
    • Bingo – Right on the money! But, seriously, what's a better fit for a perfect cat in a perfect home?
    • Caddy – Cadillac
    • Coddle
    • Dexter – Fortunate
    • Duchess, Duke, Prince, or Princess – Everyone has read, heard, and seen fairytales! The presence of a royal figure in the home must be cause for strings and toys galore!
    • Fancy – Elaborate, exquisite, elegant, expensive and the perfect name for your fancy little moggy.
    • Fifi or Fluffy- A little more on the cliché side of things, but an ornamenting name for an adorable, cherished feline.
    • Figaro
    • Indy – for Indulgence
    • Lexus
    • Love-bug
    • Lucky
    • Phil – Greek root for love or friendship.
    • Mimados – Spanish for pampered.
    • Mr. Bigglesworth – Dr. Evil's cat from Austin Powers
    • Mr. Tinkles – The evil cat from Cats & Dogs who plans to overthrow the canine population
    • Treasure
    • Regal
    • Rex – Meaning king or mighty.
    • Rolex
    • Saks
    • Sassy
    • Snowbell – The pampered feline from Stewart Little
    • Tiffany – With a tiffany blue collar?
    • Viziati – Maybe Vizi for short? Italian for spoiled.


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    For More Information

    Every cat has their own personality and deserves a pampered name to go along with their indulged life. Whether they are spoiled with toys, catnip, food, special clothes, or coordinating outfits, a pet parent can be proud that their little mouse-chaser has everything he or she needs!

    Not quite finding a fit for your pampered cat? There's a list of the top 1200 pet names.

    But, maybe you want a rarer name. There's a list for that too! Here is the Ultimate guide to Naming your Cat or Kitten.

    Siamese Cat Name Ideas – Naming Your Siamese Cat

    Adopted or found a Siamese cat and looking for a suitable name?
    Siamese have always been a highly regarded and gorgeous cat since they were brought from what is now Thailand, to England, to the United States where they were bred and new fur coats and eye colors were created but the elongated and delicate body structure stayed.

    Siamese cats are known for the way they speak with both their body and their unique voices. They are popular among celebrities. And, they have been recognized by the Cat Fancier’s Association since 1934.

    To help you brainstorm a name for your new feline, we’ve created a list to help.

    Siamese Cat Names

    A list of alphabetical names created from origin, breed, physical appearance, temperament, social patterns and famous Siamese cats.

    • Ada
    • Am
    • Babble
    • Bali – Balinese are the long-haired Siamese
    • Bandit
    • Bangkok
    • Bimbo
    • Blabbermouth
    • Blabbie
    • Blue
    • Boca – Spanish for "mouth"
    • Bock
    • Bono – after the singer
    • Calliope – Greek as "she of the beautiful voice"
    • Carlyle – Fred Astaire’s Siamese
    • Catherine Olivia de Havilland’s Siamese cat
    • Chatter
    • Chatty
    • Cheeky
    • Cheyenne – means "little red talker"
    • Chickie Boom
    • Chidori – Japanese for 1000 chirping birds. Chi-Chi for short?
    • Chirp
    • Chocolate
    • Coo-Coo – would wake up like a coo-coo clock
    • Crackles
    • Crybaby
    • Crystal
    • D.C. for Darn Cat
    • Decibel – for a very vocal female cat!
    • Echo
    • Elvis
    • Elwood – was singing the blues when he was found, wailing and alone and scared
    • Fetch
    • Fieldy – The bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu of the band Korn
    • Gabby
    • Gould
    • Hayes – President Hayes had a Siamese
    • Howler
    • Jason – from BBC TV's Blue Peter
    • Java – Javanese
    • Joplin (for Janice Joplin)
    • Katt
    • KIKI – great name for a talkative and demanding cat
    • Kit
    • Koko
    • Lalage – Comes from a Greek origin meaning to chatter
    • Ling Ling
    • Lloyd
    • Lucifer
    • Lucy
    • Lulu
    • Maew
    • Marcus – James Dean’s Siamese
    • MauMau
    • Meezer – Nickname that comes from the sound of their voice
    • Meow
    • Mew
    • Mew Mew
    • Mia
    • Mimi – was name of Siamese owned by John Lennon
    • Minou – Pablo Picasso’s Siamese
    • Misty Malarky Ying Yang – Name of the Siamese owned by Amy Carter (daughter of President Jimmy Carter).
    • Munky Fields – After the lead guitarist James "Munky" Sheffield
    • Murmur
    • Natter
    • Olyote – Cherokee word for crybaby
    • Ori – For the ornamental Siamese
    • Pho
    • Pitty Pat
    • Point
    • Prattle
    • Purrbox
    • Rant
    • Rosie
    • Ruffus
    • Ruffy
    • Sammy
    • Samson – UK Heavyweight boxing champ, Frank Bruno’s Siamese
    • Savannah
    • Screamer
    • Seal
    • Shriek
    • Sia – The singer
    • Siam – Where they are believed to have come from, now called Thailand
    • Siamois
    • Siamon
    • Simone
    • Siron
    • Skype
    • Smarty Pants
    • Sounder
    • Speaks
    • Squawky
    • Squeaky
    • Squeal
    • Squealy
    • Squeekers
    • Squirt
    • Tai Lu – Comic strip Siamese from the 1950’s
    • Talker
    • Tamra Maew
    • Tao
    • Thai
    • Thailand
    • TICA
    • To-ku – Japanese for "talk"
    • Utter
    • Vinnie
    • Voxie
    • Wally – Wally Cleaver from “Leave It to Beaver”
    • Whimper
    • Whinney
    • Whipper
    • Yahzee – One of the Navajo in the movie "Wind Talkers"
    • Yodel
    • Yum-Yum

    More Info

    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your cat, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a cat name to go with personality traits such as independent cats, playful cats, funny cats, cute or beautiful cats, loving cats, sweet cats, big cats or cats with big personalities, small cats, smart cats, not so smart cats, ornery cats, or talkative cats? Or how about a stray or rescued cat?

    Or are you looking for a name your cat based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, brown, orange or red, grey, black, black and white, tabby, calico or a fluffy cat

    Check out PetPlace.com’s other articles on what to name your feline friend – Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat.

    Have a name idea for a Siamese Cat? Share it below!


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    Autumn Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats

    With autumn, comes decorating for the holidays, cooler weather, a change in scenery, and all the back-to-school festivities. Lots of excitement and changes that your dogs and cats can join in on!

    All the festivities include some precautions for your pet. Where the weather changes, people also do work on their vehicles, begin hunting season, and prepare their house to keep out small unwanted visitors.

    Be sure to take precautions for your dog and cat as school starts back up hunting season begins, and decorations appear!

    Getting Back Outdoors

    After a few months of avoiding the heat, it is nice to get back outside and enjoy the sights and smells – ahh bonfires, falling leaves, and all the beauty of the fall weather.

    As much fun as it is taking walks in the woods and around the neighborhood to see the decorations, it is important to keep an eye out for your pet outdoors. The outdoors in fall is a great time to get back into an exercise routine, but some major things can bring harm your pet. Hunting, rodenticides, antifreeze and mushrooms are just a few of the outdoor dangers that can cause problems with your dog or cat.

    Fresh Air

    Fall is also a time when the temperature is lovely to open your windows and screen doors to allow some fresh air in the house. Make sure your screens are secure and doors are closed tight. Cats love the fresh hair and will sit in a window sill or by the door. An accidental lean against a door or window that is not secure can put your pet at risk of falling or getting out.

    Antifreeze

    In the fall, people start preparing their vehicles for winter. It is important to watch out for antifreeze and other chemicals on the ground that can be toxic to your pet. Antifreeze has a sweet taste that pets won't think twice about consuming. Less than one tablespoon to a cat can be lethal. It can cause nervous system damage and severe kidney failure in your pets. Taking precaution about where your pet goes outside, or where you go for a walk can help prevent toxins from reaching your dog or cat.

    Hunting

    Going for a walk in the woods or forest is fun to get to see all the new colors in the foliage and take a deep breath of fresh air, but fall is also hunting season. Though most hunters obey hunting regulations, it is important to take caution by keeping them on a leash or in a fenced yard and dressing your pet in bright-colored vests or other apparel to make them stand apart from hunted animals.

    Wild Mushrooms

    Fall and spring are also the seasons for mushrooms. Though most mushrooms are non-toxic, there are the 1% of poisonous mushrooms that can have serious effects on your pet. To keep your dog or cat safe, it is easier to regard all wild mushrooms as poisonous until verified otherwise. If your cat or dog does come into contact with a poisonous mushroom, it is best to seek veterinary help with a sample of the eaten substance. Keeping your dog on a leash can prevent exposure.

    Rodenticides

    Rodenticides also increase as the weather outside cools down and rodents seek a warmer place to stay. Accidental exposure is more frequent than a pet parent might think. They are common products that contain ingredients that can cause vomiting, neurological problems, bleeding disorders, or kidney failure. If your dog or cat ingests any rat killer – call your vet immediately. Different rodenticides contain different chemicals, and treatment will be determined based on amount and type of chemical. They may want to induce vomiting if the ingestion was recent and follow-up with treatment. For more information check out these articles on rodenticide poisoning in dogs and cats.

    Harvest Season for Grapes

    Fall is a time when grapes are ready for harvest. With the increasing popularity of wineries and drinking wine, many homes may have a few vines. Grapes (and raisins) are toxic to dogs and cats. The stories reported to the ASPCA suggest that it only take a few ounces of grapes to harm your pet. The reason for the toxic reaction is still unknown according to PetPlace.com veterinarians. Be sure to keep animal play areas distance from grape infested areas. If a pet does come into contact with the toxin, a vet should be contacted immediately.

    Choosing a Pet for College

    Going away to college is a time to experience independence and see how well you can take care of yourself. After you get the hang of feeding and bathing yourself on a regular basis, life can get a little monotonous and lonely. Many college students find themselves looking for pets. What kind of pet is best for a college student?

    The college environment can differ immensely from apartments to dormitories to houses and roommates to bunk beds to house parties and part-time jobs -maybe more than one! Sounds like a lot!

    It's imperative to remember to be there for pets, just as much as they are for you.

    Finding the right pet that keeps you company and that lives in and creates a stress-free environment is important to mental and physical health.

    The Benefits of Owning a Pet

    The process of choosing which pet may be only half the battle. If deciding whether or not to own a pet in the first place is the other half, there are many pros of what pets can do for you. College is full of stress, anxiety, class, homework, meeting new people, and being in a new environment. It is a lot for one person to take on all at once. Pets provide something to pet. It's been shown through research that owning a dog, cat, ferret, etc. can be beneficial to blood pressure, anxiety, and can improve moods. Many times, during exams, fraternities and sororities or the campus itself will bring puppies in for students to play and relieve stress.

    Pets also provide a companion. It's easy to get lost in all the events on campus. It's also easy to find yourself constantly stuck inside and feeling alone. A pet is someone to cure that loneliness and someone to talk to. A pet is also a great way to meet people. Taking them out for walks, or outside for a little vitamin D can attract people and be a conversation starter.

    College can also become a big time warp. All of a sudden it's the end of the week and it's hard to remember the last time the night was actually used for sleeping. Pets help create a routine, and once they know it, they will keep on it. Ever heard the saying, “There's no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast?” It's true. They'll know when it's time for you to get up.

    The ASPCA uses animal therapy programs in hospitals and nursing homes, and has for the past decade proving that owning a pet can be beneficial for overall mental and physical health.

    There are a few pets that could fit well into a college lifestyle. Some, like fish or small reptiles, are simple to take care of. Bigger animals, and ones that require a lot of attention and space, are slightly more difficult, but provide a little more companionship.

    Fish

    All you need is an appropriate size and heated tank, some fish food, and a way to clean it.

    Fish don't require too much attention or money and according to University of Pennsylvania researchers, watching fish swim eases stress and may offer benefits to high blood pressure. And, as many college students know, classes and homework pile-up the stress.

    The con of owning a fish, especially when living in a dorm, is travel. Many times, students are not allowed to stay in the dorm over holiday breaks.
    Travelling with fishcan be a bit tricky, but not impossible. However, the more travel that happens, the more stress is put on them. Finding a foster home for them for the break might be best if the travel time is too long.

    Also, look at African Dwarf Frogs for college – if fish don't quite tickle your fancy. They require just about the same amount of money and care, and a snail can do your cleaning. The only con of that, is that some snails are asexual.

    Dog or Cat

    Dogs and cats are little more time consuming and expensive. The first year with a dog or cat is the most expensive.

    Summer-inspired Dog Names

    Found a dog in the summertime? Have a dog that reminds you of leisurely vacation at the hot summer beach? Looking for a special name for your sweet ray of sunshine? We’ve compiled a list of names for your summer pup based on time of year, name meaning and things we associate with summer!

    If you don’t see the perfect name for your cat below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. You can select names by the season, your dog’s hair color, your dog’s breed, personality and even your favorite hobbies!

    I hope you enjoy this list of summer dog names!

    List of Summer-inspired Dog Names

    • Adena
    • Apple
    • Aqua
    • Arun (Hindi name for “Dawn”, “Sun”)
    • Aster – (Means star)
    • August
    • Augusta
    • Augustine
    • Aurora (Latin for “dawn”)
    • Azul
    • Bay
    • Beach
    • Bee
    • Bee-bee
    • Berry
    • Birch
    • Blaise
    • Buzz
    • Calinda (Hindi for “sun”)
    • Coral
    • Dahlia
    • Daisy
    • Dawn
    • Dayton
    • Dune
    • Eliana – (Daughter of the sun)
    • Fisher
    • Flower
    • Glady (short for Gladiolus)
    • Goldie
    • Helen (Sun ray, shining bright)
    • Hottie
    • Hurley (Means Sea tide)
    • Idalia (Behold the sun)
    • Iris
    • Julian
    • Julius
    • July
    • June
    • Junebug
    • Juniper
    • Keegan (Little fire)
    • Kyra
    • Lake
    • Laker
    • Leo
    • Lia
    • Lilac
    • Marigold
    • Marisol
    • Melon
    • Nikko (Japanese for “sunlight”)
    • Pacifico
    • Peach
    • Pearl (birthstone for June)
    • Peony
    • Petunia
    • Orion
    • River
    • Rose
    • Ruby (birthstone for July)
    • Sailor
    • Sampson (Hebrew for “sun”)
    • Sandy
    • Seashell
    • Selena (Sister of the sun)
    • Shell/ Shelly
    • Skye
    • Skyler/Skylar
    • Solange (Angel of the sun)
    • Soleil (French for “Sun”)
    • Solstice
    • Sonny
    • Summer
    • Sunburn
    • Sunny
    • Tito – (Italian for fire)
    • Wavey
    • Yellow
    • Old Yellow
    • Zinnia

     

    More Ideas for Naming Your Summer Dog

    Looking for a dog name but don’t need the summer focus? Here are some more ideas:

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Looking for a cool name for your pup?

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

    Leave Us a Comment

    Use one of our summer names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Spring-inspired Dog Names

    Sometimes names come easily, other times a dog’s name needs a little inspiration. Whether you found your dog in the spring time or just love the springtime and are looking for a spring-inspired name for your dog, we’ve got a few ideas for you!

    If you can’t find a perfect spring inspired dog name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. You can name your dog by the other seasons, his personality, his breed, hair color or even your personality!

    List of Spring-inspired Dog Names

    We’ve compiled a list of names inspired by spring colors, flowers, feelings and more.

    • Abril – Spanish for April
    • Apple
    • April
    • Aries
    • Attwell (leans lives by the spring)
    • Aurora
    • Aviv (Hebrew for spring)
    • Avril – French for April
    • Azalea
    • Barley
    • Basket
    • Birdie
    • Bloom
    • Blossom
    • Brook
    • Bud
    • Bunny
    • Caldwell (means from the cold spring)
    • Cedar
    • Cerelia (latin – means of the spring)
    • Daisy
    • Dawn
    • Egg
    • Emerald
    • Fern
    • Florence (Latin for blooming)
    • Flower
    • Fontanne – (French means Fountain or spring
    • Forrest
    • Honey
    • Iris
    • Jade
    • Lake
    • Laverna (French means born in the spring)
    • Leaf
    • Lightening
    • Lily
    • Magnolia
    • Margeurite (A type of daisy)
    • May
    • Meadow
    • Orchid
    • Peony
    • Petal
    • Petunia
    • Poppy
    • Rain
    • Reed
    • Ridge
    • River
    • Robin
    • Rose
    • Sage
    • Sky
    • Sprout
    • Storm
    • Sunny
    • Sunshine
    • Taurus
    • Tiger (like Tiger Lilly)
    • Tulip
    • Violet
    • Willow
    • Windy
    • Zinnia

    More Dog Names

    Looking for a dog name but don't need the summer focus? Here are some more ideas:

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Looking for a cool name for your pup?

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

    Leave Us a Comment with Your Favorite Dog Name

    Use one of our Spring dog names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!


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