These dogs answer to some of the most popular dog names in Massachusetts (Rocky, Lucy, Bella, and Bailey), according to the data we have collected from 13 towns. We’ve combed through the adorable pet photos you send us every day to find these and 16 other dogs who have the 20 most popular names. We reveal those names as well as some fun facts about the pooches who have them.
Chloe from Brookline
Chloe was adopted at seven years old from the MSPCA. This photo of Chloe was taken at a Christmas fundraiser for the shelter. Share a photo of your smiling dog.
Bella from Bridgewater
How did Bella get her name?
“We found her on Petfinder and went through an agency called One Tail at a Time (awesome!),’’ writes Bella’s owner James. “We got to meet her at the Petco in Peabody first. My wife and I knew we wanted to adopt her immediately! We’ve always liked the name Bella, thought about naming our first daughter Bella, and… Bella was already her name! So, it was a pretty easy decision for us! She’s a lot bigger than the picture now!’’
Bailey from Boston
Bailey wore a beard to support the Red Sox in the World Series.
“Fear the Beard. Let’s go Red Sox!!!’’ writes Bailey’s owner, Jen Shin.
Share a photo of your pet wearing a beard.
Brady from Needham
Brady is a Golden retriever and “lifelong Pats fan’’ who loves wearing his Tom Brady jersey. He is owned by Joanne Thorndike in Needham. Go Pats!
Buddy from Needham
The story of Buddy (who used to be named Basil): “We got him almost 10 years ago from a guy who was ‘fostering’ him,’’ writes his owner Joan Blanusa from Needham. “That person had named him Basil. He told us though that in the animal shelter he was named Buddy. When we adopted him we thought Buddy fit him better, and it does, to a T. That’s all he wants to be, everyone’s Buddy. And that’s who he’s become for us, our best bud, whom we love very much. Here he is w/ his best buddy, his favorite toy!’’
Charlie from Woburn
Charlie proves you don’t have to be named Brady to be a big Patriots fan. Robert Beckwith from Woburn shared this photo of his dog Charlie “in game uniform,’’ adding, “Go Patriots!’’
Daisy from Hadley
Daisy the yellow lab loves riding in the car, as you can see from this photo submitted by her Hadley owner.
“Daisy in the front with her ears flying in the wind,’’ writes her owner. “Tucker is checking things out in the back.’’
Share a photo of your Labrador retriever.
Jack from Dorchester
Megan from Dorchester shared this photo of her dog Jack with us.
Jake from Dover
“Jake absolutely loves people especially children,’’ writes Jake’s Dover owner. “He is very kind and still acts like a puppy. He has a great sense of humor and entertains us every single day! He loves walks, car rides, new toys, and bananas.’’
Lily from Holliston
This is Lily from Holliston, “not looking too excited’’ on her birthday in September, writes owner Jen from Holliston.
Lola from Framingham
“Lola is non stop energy and love,’’ writes her Framingham owner.
Share a photo of your dog in the snow.
Lucy from Boston
Lucy the English bulldog celebrating her 9th birthday with a special treat in the Public Garden in August. Share your dog’s birthday.
Maggie from Wellesley
Maggie is caught playing in the snow. She is owned by Wendy of Wellesley, who told us Maggie’s birthday is in February.
Max from Dorchester
Max is another furry Pats fan living in Massachusetts.
“Max aka Brady,’’ writes his owner, Luz Ramos from Dorchester.
Molly from Natick
“Molly at four months taking a break from eating everything and anything she can get her paws on,’’ writes her Natick owner. Share a photo of your pet baby.
Ryleigh from Braintree
Riley is a hot name and it’s spelled in more ways than one. We found this “Ryleigh’’ living in Braintree (who is also a big Pats fan). Ryleigh’s owner Nicole shared this photo in our Patriots pets gallery.
“Ryleigh loves a Pats game when she’s not too busy destroying the house,’’ writes Nicole.
Sophie from Kingston
Sophie rests with her lovey (who looks a lot like her!).
Emily, from Kingston, submitted this photo of her dog Sophie to our birthday pets album, telling us Sophie’s birthday is April 8.
Rocky from Quincy
Rocky from Quincy is a “playful, happy companion,’’ writes his owner.
Sadie from Avon
Say hello to Sadie (and Marley!) from Avon.
“They love to play, and sleep, and attempt to hunt the rabbits in our backyard!’’ writes Sadie’s owner. “My terriers are full of energy and love to run.’’
Cooper from Western Massachusetts
This is Cooper and, according to his Western Massachusetts owner, he is “the happiest Siberian Husky.’’