Brazil is the largest country in both South American and Latin America and with over 208 million people, it is the sixth most populated country in the world. The country includes its Amazon River basin, within which is a vast tropical forest that is home to a variety of wildlife and ecological systems, as well as a significant amount of natural resources from many protected habitats.
As you seek the right name for your pooch, it can help to explore the country of Brazil. Brazil’s large size and diversity means that there are plenty of places to look within the country for possible names for your new pup.
Brazilian Dog Names in Pop Culture
In Rio de Janeiro, as in many places in the world, there are a number of homeless dogs. In the middle of the forest, however, is an encampment where multiple homeless people live, along with the dogs that they have rescued. Their camp is behind a wall, so it is not seen from the street; though when driving on the road, one can often observe a group of dogs playing or napping near the wall. The dogs are well fed and cared for, despite the fact that they are clearly living on the street. The number and composition of the group often changes as well. Upon further investigation, one learns that there are people living behind that wall and that it is these people that are caring for the pups. These people and their dogs are the subject of Karollyne, the second part of a film by Heloisa Passos.
In 2009, Karollyne, a black trans woman, started to live behind the wall in a structure that was abandoned and decaying. She invited a friend, a woman who was also homeless, to live there with her. Since moving there, both women have met men that they consider their husbands; their husbands now live there as well. Three friends have also joined the two couples, who are now like family. Over time, they began caring for animals found on the street, usually abandoned in the forest. Together the group now cares for 19 dogs and 4 cats. Upon seeing the animals suffering, whether from hunger, trauma, sickness or all three, they would bring them to their encampment to join their family.
Karollyne is not deterred by the fact that she is homeless herself and struggling get what she herself needs to survive. She believes that she has the ability to help the animals and she is willing to sacrifice what is necessary to give them good lives. A visitor who wrote about her quarters confirms that the animals are all clean and well-fed; the dogs have plenty of space to explore, run and play and the dogs are calm and well-behaved, even when someone they don’t know visits. There are plates of food with enough for each pup and buckets of clean water. Karollyne expresses that she gets her happiness from taking care of animals that are suffering and feels it is her purpose.
Brazilian Dog Name Considerations
Deciding on a name for your new canine companion is an important decision that most people don’t take lightly. The question is often where to start. Some people already have an idea of what they want to name their new friend before the pooch even enters their life. For others, it can take weeks to decide upon the perfect moniker. The situation for every pet and every pet parent is different.
For those who enjoy traveling, it can be fun to look to other places in the world for name possibilities. Perhaps you have been to Brazil and have fond memories of the time you spent there; if so, looking to the country for a name for your pet may be a good idea. If Brazil is a dream destination of yours, why not consider a name inspired by the country? With such a name, your pal will regularly remind you of a trip you hope to take. The country of Brazil offers many opportunities for outdoor adventures, with beautiful mountains, beaches and waterfalls, making it a perfect place to find a name for a dog who enjoys his time outdoors.
Regardless of what has brought you to Brazil to look for a name for your pet, you will find plenty of options from which to choose.