For those that live in Cancun, or even just those that love it from afar, a nice way to bring a bit of your favorite place into your home is by drawing inspiration for this latin location when choosing your next fur-baby's name! Hold on, because we're going to take you through the best dog monikers based on the city, itself.
Cancun Dog Names in Pop Culture
While Cancun is home to an official dog beach, we're going to drag your attention all the way down to the city of Tulum, just a short drive south of Cancun. This smaller community really sees puppers as humans' best friends and lets dogs visit almost everywhere. One of the beautiful beaches is even named after a woofer -- Taquería La Eufemia! The owner of the establishment has a bobtail doggo named, you guessed it, Eufemia.
The people of the Mexican cities that trail up the peninsula can be heralded for their incredible efforts in rehoming the many rescues of the area. While the government currently does not offer many resources for the abundance of stray canines that fill its neighborhoods, the residents are taking matters into their own hands.
Take Ricardo Pimentel Herma, for instance. After rescuing some twenty down-on-their-luck doggos, Ricardo realized that to continue his mission, he'd have to make big changes. After moving outside of Cancun's borders to a more rural area, he's expanded his efforts tenfold and now homes (and often rehomes) around 200 furry tenants. The pups don't have much, but we're sure they dish out all the love Ricardo can handle to say thank you!
Ricardo doesn't look for easy cases, either. One look at his shelter's, Tierra de Animales Cancun, webpage and you will be met with a stack of before and after photos that would break and then simultaneously warm any pooch-lover's heart. The idea is that many healthy dogs that would definitely take less work to rehabilitate are doing just fine, living off of human scraps. It's the woofers that are sick, injured, or elderly that need the extra attention to make it. That's why Ricardo seeks out the saddest looking fur-babies to invest his time and attention in.
Though the world can be a cold and harsh place, knowing that there are people out there who are completely invested in the well-being of others, be it two or four-legged, gives us hope for the future.
Cancun Dog Name Considerations
Another point to keep in mind is that while almost all Spanish names sound beautiful, some of them are quite long. This is a problem when it comes to doggos because they are actually not that great at differentiating the sounds we make. For this reason, shorter, punchy names are the easiest for your barky buddy to understand and respond to -- plus they are way easier to call out at the dog park!
One final note you'll want to take account of is that if you happen to choose a new title for your pupper that is taken from a Spanish word, double check what that word translates to! Doing your research can eliminate any awkward encounters where friends have to let you know that each time you say your dog's name, every Spanish listener blushes.