These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

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Bella and Max are the most common names for rescue dogs taken in over the past year.

Dogs Trust, which rehomes thousands of dogs per year, took on 134 Bellas and 113 dogs called Max in 2018.

While the majority have found a new owner, there are currently seven Bellas and nine Maxs still awaiting their forever homes.

The second most common names were Poppy and Buddy with 120 and 108 dogs coming in with these names, with Daisy and Charlie following close behind with 99 and 105.

Dogs Trust also revealed the most unusual dog names – such as Uncle Clive, Ruby Sausage, Battleplan, Super Trouper, Muddy Puddle and Lady Luna Freya.

Adam Clowes, director of operations at Dogs Trust, said: ‘We see dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes coming through our doors but there are certainly some names that crop up more than others.

‘The names Bella and Max are loved by dog lovers everywhere, so it’s no surprise they’ve come top of the list.’

Max the dog who is being looked after by the Dogs Trust in Loughborough. See SWNS story SWBRnames; Bella and Max were the most common names for rescue dogs this year in 2018, it has emerged. Dogs Trust, which rehomes thousands of dogs per year, has taken on 134 Bellas and 113 dogs called Max over the past 12 months. Whilst the majority have found a devoted new owner, there are currently seven Bellas and nine Maxs still awaiting their forever homes. Coming in a close second were Poppy and Buddy with 120 and 108 dogs coming in with these names, whilst Daisy and Charlie are the third most commonly seen names at 99 and 105.
Max the dog who is being looked after by the Dogs Trust in Loughborough (Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)

Dogs Trust Leeds is currently looking to rehome Bella, a three-year-old crossbreed described as ‘a lively girl who is happy to meet new people’. The rescue centre says she adores her toys and will happily entertain herself with her favourite ball.

In Kenilworth, Warks, is Max, an eight-year-old crossbreed who is a ‘sensitive boy’ looking for a quiet, adult-only home with a secure garden where he can potter about.

Dogs Trust West Calder, in Scotland, has Bella, a four-year-old Saluki who loves chasing her ball, lazing about in the garden and enjoying the company of her human friends. She is looking for a home with children aged 12 and over.

Another crossbreed, four-year-old Max, is looking for a new home at the Loughborough centre in Leicestershire. The ‘playful and energetic’ boy loves playing with toys and will need an adult-only home.

Bella the dog who is being looked after by the Dogs Trust in West Calder. See SWNS story SWBRnames; Bella and Max were the most common names for rescue dogs this year in 2018, it has emerged. Dogs Trust, which rehomes thousands of dogs per year, has taken on 134 Bellas and 113 dogs called Max over the past 12 months. Whilst the majority have found a devoted new owner, there are currently seven Bellas and nine Maxs still awaiting their forever homes. Coming in a close second were Poppy and Buddy with 120 and 108 dogs coming in with these names, whilst Daisy and Charlie are the third most commonly seen names at 99 and 105.
Bella the dog who is being looked after by the Dogs Trust in West Calder (Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)

Adam added: ‘We care for our dogs for as long as it takes to find them a suitable adopter, and we’ve happily rehomed over 13,000 dogs to new owners in 2018.

‘We’re looking forward to matching up even more dogs with their special someones in 2019 – whether they’re a Buddy or a Crème Brulee.’