Keep Your Dogs in a Row

For National Dog Day (August 26), we've been collecting records from each state's most populous city, finding the most common dog names across the country. Here is where we are keeping our dog licensing data on a leash. Of course, dog names reveal more information about the owners than the proper dogs. What we find may or may not be what we were looking for.

So far, we have completed requests for:

Denver, Colorado

Boise, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Boston, Massachusetts

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York City, New York

Las Vegas, Nevada

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Burlington, Vermont

Los Angeles, California

Charlotte, North Carolina

Newark, New Jersey (Dog names not included)

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Help track down America’s favorite dog names and breeds

Help track down America’s favorite dog names and breeds

MuckRock wants you to share your pretty baby pupper photos with us as we embark on a new phase of one of our longest-running beats: nationwide dog and pet names and breeds.

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Boston is a city for the dogs

Boston is a city for the dogs

MuckRock’s been requesting registered dog data from towns across the country. In honor of National Dog Day, we took a peek at the prevalence of puppies in our home town.

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The fat cats of Kansas and Minnesota are holding dog registration data ransom

The fat cats of Kansas and Minnesota are holding dog registration data ransom

As a little experiment in transparency, MuckRock set out to file for pet licensing data for the most populous city in each state. After waiting a month for Wichita, Kansas and 11 days for Minneapolis, Minnesota we expected to find purr-fectly aligned rows and columns filled with dog names - instead, the cat overlords struck again, and we were met with a combined fee of over $100. You cat to be kitten me.

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57 Requests

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Atlanta, GA Pet Licensing

Cynthia Fernandez sent this request to the Atlanta Custodian of Records of Atlanta, GA

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Baltimore, MD Pet Licensing

Cynthia Fernandez sent this request to the Baltimore City Law Department of Baltimore, MD

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