Foster Dog Names

The tradition of naming our foster dogs, the beginning of giving them a second chance.

We have a tradition to rename dogs that come into rescue, a tradition that celebrates their second chance at love and a fresh start in life. When we bring a dog in, we give him or her a name that begins with the next available letter in the alphabet. For example, our first rescue dog was named Astro, our second Banshee, etc. If the dog already knows his or her name, we do keep the name.

After a few rounds of this, we decided to do rounds of the alphabet using themes. To date we have had the following themes: Cars, Cartoon Characters, Astronomy, Drinks, Star Trek, Mythology then Russian. We shall see what's next!

Listed here are some of the names we have used, as well as some other interesting names we have encountered in our travels.

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Names by Themes

Astronomy

  • Adara
  • Bellatrix
  • Corona
  • Dorado
  • Eclipse
  • Finlay
  • Galileo
  • Haley
  • Indus
  • Jupiter
  • Kuma
  • Laika
  • Mercury
  • Nova
  • Orbit
  • Polaris
  • Quasar
  • Rana
  • Sirus
  • Tucana
  • Universe
  • Venus
  • Weather
  • Xi
  • Yoda
  • Zodiac
  • Cars

  • Aston Martin
  • Blazer
  • Cougar
  • Daytona
  • Echo
  • Frontier
  • Geo
  • Hombre
  • Impala
  • Javelin
  • Kia
  • Legacy
  • Montero
  • Navigator
  • Omega
  • Pantera
  • Quest
  • Rendezvous
  • Sundance
  • Tacoma
  • Ultima
  • Vega
  • Windstar
  • Xterra
  • Yukon
  • Zephyr
  • Cartoons

  • Annastasia
  • Bianca
  • Calvin
  • Daisy
  • Evie
  • Gara
  • Hannah
  • Iggy
  • Jetson
  • Kiara
  • Lionel
  • Molly
  • Nero
  • Odie
  • Pippi
  • Quinn
  • Ren
  • Stimpy
  • T-Bone
  • Utah
  • Vaporeon
  • Wheezy
  • Xena
  • Yasmine
  • Ziggy
  • Drinks

  • Ammaretto
  • Bartles
  • Chardonnay
  • Drambuie
  • Envy
  • Fireball
  • Guinness
  • Haiku
  • Imoya
  • Jack Daniels
  • Killian
  • Lipton
  • Michelob
  • Nino
  • Oolong
  • Peppermint
  • Quik
  • Rainy Night
  • Sambucca
  • Tonic
  • Uisce
  • Voodoo
  • Wrexham
  • Xango
  • Yoo-Hoo
  • Zanzibar
  • Mythology

  • Athena
  • Branwen
  • Cardea
  • Damona
  • Eury
  • Freya
  • Griffen
  • Ham
  • Iblis
  • Jana
  • Kachada
  • Lares
  • Maia
  • Niobe
  • Ostara
  • Pegasus
  • Qaynan
  • Ramses
  • Sobo
  • Titus
  • Ursula
  • Vila
  • Wendigo
  • Xindhi
  • Yonne
  • Zurvan
  • Russian

  • Alexei
  • Bohdana
  • Chila
  • Darya
  • Ebony
  • Favstavian
  • Galina
  • Irina
  • Jelena
  • Klementina
  • Larissa
  • Misha
  • Nacho
  • Ozzi
  • Pavlov
  • Quazik
  • Raisa
  • Sava
  • Star Trek

  • Arianna
  • Beata
  • Cosimo
  • Drea
  • Endar
  • Frankie
  • Galway
  • Haley II
  • I'Dania
  • Jessel
  • Kilana
  • Lokai
  • Mara
  • Nuria
  • Onaya
  • Piper
  • Quintana
  • Ramirez
  • Seven
  • Tuvok
  • Umali
  • Vargas
  • Worf
  • Xindi
  • Yareena
  • Zor
  • Names in Alphabetical Order

    A

    Adara
    Alexei
    Ammaretto
    Ana
    Anastasia
    Annastasia
    Apollo
    Argon
    Arianna
    Aston Martin
    Astro
    Athena
    Ayla

    B

    Bailey
    Bandit
    Banshey
    Bartles
    Beata
    Bellatrix
    Bianca
    Blazer
    Blue
    Bobo
    Bohdana
    Boomer
    Boomhauer
    Branwen
    Brody
    Buck
    Buster

    C

    Calvin
    Cardea
    Carlin
    Casey
    Ceasar
    Champ
    Chardonnay
    Cheyanne
    Chila
    China
    Cisco
    Cody
    Concorde
    Copper
    Corona
    Cosimo
    Cougar
    Cupid

    D

    Daisy
    Dakota Sioux
    Damona
    Darya
    Daytona
    Deke
    Dervish
    Diamond
    Disco
    Diva
    Dixie
    Dorado
    Drambuie
    Drea

    E

    Ebony
    Echo
    Eclipse
    Ellie
    Endar
    Envy
    Eternity
    Eury
    Eva
    Evie
    Eyeore

    F

    Favstavian
    Finlay
    Fireball
    Frankie
    Freya
    Frontier
    Frost
    Frosty
    Fugas

    G

    Galileo
    Galina
    Galway
    Gara
    Garrett
    Geo
    Glacier
    Griffen
    Guinness
    Gypsy

    H

    Hadys
    Haiku
    Haley
    Haley II
    Ham
    Hannah
    Harrison
    Hombre
    Hunter
    Hurricane

    I

    I'Dania
    Iblis
    Ice
    Iciss
    Iggy
    Imoya
    Impala
    Indus
    Irina
    Iris
    Isis

    J

    Jack Daniels
    Jade
    Jade Ann
    Jake
    Jana
    Jasmine
    Javelin
    Jelena
    Jenna
    Jerricho
    Jessel
    Jetson
    Juno
    Jupiter

    K

    Kachada
    Kanga
    Kema
    Kendra
    Kia
    Kiara
    Kilana
    Killian
    King Kong
    Kira
    Kita
    Klementina
    Kuma

    L

    Lady
    Laika
    Lakota
    Lance
    Lares
    Larissa
    Legacy
    Legend
    Lexi
    Liberty
    Lightning
    Lionel
    Lipton
    Lisa
    Lobo
    Lokai
    Lonestar
    Lucky

    M

    Maggie
    Magnum
    Maia
    Mara
    Maya
    Mercury
    Michelob
    Mischief
    Misha
    Molly
    Montana
    Montero
    Mozart
    Mystic

    N

    Nacho
    Nanook
    Navigator
    Nero
    Nigel
    Nikita
    Nikki
    Niko
    Nino
    Niobe
    Niota
    Nova
    Nunekheai
    Nuria

    O

    Odessa
    Odie
    Omega
    Ona
    Onaya
    Oolong
    Orbit
    Ostara
    Ozzi

    P

    Pantera
    Pavlov
    Pegasus
    Peggy
    Peppermint
    Piglet
    Piper
    Pippi
    Pixie
    Polaris
    Pooh
    Preston

    Q

    Qaynan
    Quake
    Quasar
    Quazik
    Que
    Queenie
    Quesadilla
    Quest
    Quik
    Quinn
    Quintana

    R

    Rahsta
    Rainy Night
    Raisa
    Ramirez
    Ramses
    Ramsey
    Rana
    Rascal
    Raven
    Relay
    Ren
    Rendezvous
    Reno
    Rocky
    Roo
    Roxy

    S

    Sabbith
    Sam
    Sambucca
    Sandy
    Sasha
    Sava
    Scooby
    Seven
    Sheba
    Shekela
    Shyan
    Sierra
    Silver
    Simba
    Sirus
    Sobo
    Stimpy
    Storm
    Stuart
    Sundance
    Susie

    T

    T-Bone
    Tacoa
    Tacoma
    Tala
    Tasha
    Taz
    Tequilla
    Thunder
    Tigger
    Titus
    Tobi
    Toby
    Tonic
    Tori
    Trapper
    Traveller
    Trinity
    Tucana
    Tucker
    Tundra
    Tuvok

    U

    Uisce
    Ultima
    Umali
    Unity
    Universe
    Uri
    Ursula
    Utah

    V

    Vanessa
    Vaporeon
    Vargas
    Vega
    Venus
    Victoria
    Vila
    Voodoo

    W

    Weather
    Wendigo
    Wheezy
    Wiley
    Windstar
    Winter
    Worf
    Wrexham

    X

    Xanadu
    Xango
    Xena
    Xi
    Xile
    Xindhi
    Xindi
    Xo
    Xterra

    Y

    Yareena
    Yasmine
    Yaz
    Yoda
    Yogi-Bear
    Yonne
    Yoo-Hoo
    Yukon

    Z

    Zack
    Zanzibar
    Zeke
    Zen Nikita
    Zephyr
    Zeppelin
    Zeus
    Ziggy
    Zimba
    Zodiac
    Zor
    Zurvan