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Picking the right dog name can be as serious as picking the right name for your child, and just like babies, there are plenty of folks who stick to the classics when it comes to naming their pooch, while others certainly like to stand out.

  • Camp Run-A-Mutt, a daycare and boarding chain, has come out with their lists of the most popular, and most unique dog names they’ve come across since opening in 2008.
  • The list was determined based on 60,000+ Campers from locations across the U.S.
  • The most popular dog name is Charlie, followed by Luna and Bella.
  • Meanwhile, the most unique dog name is Barnaby Jones, followed by Beetlejuice.

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Luna
  3. Bella
  4. Bailey
  5. Lucy
  6. Max
  7. Cooper
  8. Daisy
  9. Lola
  10. Kona

Top 10 Unique Dog Names

  1. Barnaby Jones
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. Deputy Dawg
  4. BubbleGum
  5. Mr. Bojangles
  6. Cholly
  7. Barchimedes
  8. Moomoo
  9. Applestrudel
  10. Boss Lady

Source: Yahoo Finance

The Humane Society of Charlotte has outgrown its longtime home on Toomey Avenue. Almost one year after breaking ground at its next address, the Humane Society is close to moving in. According to Business North Carolina, the upgraded facility along Berryhill Avenue on Charlotte’s west side should be ready in late April or early May.

The new 27,000 square foot building is more than double the size of the Humane Society of Charlotte’s current location. The larger location will enable the non-profit’s 65 employees and an army of volunteers to care for approximately 30,000 animals per year.

Among the features of the new shelter are the individual indoor, climate-controlled, low-stress kennels. Emily Cook, marketing and communications manager at Humane Society of Charlotte, refers to them as “small hotel rooms.” Other amenities include:

  • Expanded indoor adoption counseling and interaction areas
  • Kitten condos and kennels
  • Cat café
  • Dog training facility
  • Dog park
  • Walking path

All of these improvements don’t come cheap but the Humane Society of Charlotte has been able to raise more than $14.5 million of its $15 million goals. You can learn more about their capital campaign and the new facility HERE.