Name Ideas for Rescued Dogs

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A rescue dog is a new friend in the home that probably has a special place in your heart. It's pretty obvious from the amount of movies that humans have a soft spot for rescued dogs. Therefore, it's probably important to owners to find a name that fits their new-found best friend.

Compiled below, is a list of dog names based off of meaning, finding spots, and famous dog's from rescue movies.

List of Name Ideas for Rescued Dogs

  • Angel
  • Autumn – Found during that time of year
  • Benji – From Benji
  • Bingo – From Bingo
  • Bones
  • Buddy
  • Bum
  • Chance
  • Dara – Bulgarian for “gift”
  • Destiny
  • Dewey – From Firehouse Dog
  • Dodger – Oliver & Company
  • Dug – From Up
  • Grace
  • Glory
  • Gulliver – for their travels
  • Gypsy
  • Heaven
  • Hobo
  • Hope
  • Iago – The villain/troublemaker from Shakespeare's Othello or, similarly, Aladdin
  • Impulse
  • Journey
  • July – Found that month
  • Keeper
  • KISA – Knight in Shining Armor
  • Kayle – Hebrew for faithful
  • Kismit – means faith
  • Kaffey
  • Lady – Lady and the Tramp
  • Lucky
  • Malachi – messenger from God
  • Nuisance
  • Oliver – Oliver & Company
  • Paycheck
  • Pest
  • Perseverance – Percy? Sevy?
  • Podunk – Found in the middle of nowhere
  • Pooka – Good luck charm
  • Retread – Found in an old tire
  • Savior
  • Scaredy
  • Scout
  • Scruffy
  • Shadow – The dog from Homeward Bound
  • Shiloh
  • Snafu – A mess
  • Sparkle
  • Sweetie
  • Tramp
  • Treasure
  • Tuesday – Found on the day of the week,
  • Vader – For invader
  • Winny – like Winn-Dixie

More Information

Didn't find a name that fits? Check out PetPlace.com's other articles for more ideas based on the color or breed of your dog. You can also check out the Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog.


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