Officially the Republic of Kosovo, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Located in Southeastern Europe, the country covers 4,212 square miles and is an important link connecting Central and Southern Europe, the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. Kosovo has shown solid economic growth over the last decade, experiencing growth every year since the beginning of the global financial crisis in 2008. The population of Kosovo is estimated at 1.9 to 2.2 million, the majority of which are Albanian (around 92%). Other ethnicities include Serb, Bosniak, Gorani, Turkish and Romani.
When searching for a name that is a fit for your canine pal, Kosovo has plenty of unique options to consider. Take a closer look at the country and see if there is a lead to the moniker you have been looking for!
Kosovo Dog Names In Pop Culture
A U.S. Department of State employee, Sally Nist was experiencing puppy withdrawal when having to spend a month away from her pup, a Border Terrier, during her time being stationed in Kosovo. Nist encountered a street dog near the compound where she was staying and one rainy night came home to see that the dog, who she called Brownie, was sitting in front of her apartment. Nist encouraged the pup to come inside, though Brownie balked and ran into the darkness. Undeterred, Nist bought dog food, in the hopes of encouraging Brownie to come inside. Though several days passed before Nist saw the pup again, she had already decided to adopt the dog and take her to the United States. Unfortunately, Brownie’s tail was gangrenous and had to be amputated. Nist covered the cost of her vet bills and began planning to take her home. Since her assignment in Kosovo ended when Brownie was still recovering, Nist asked a colleague to keep her until she returned to health and could travel. Once home in Virginia Nist received a surprising email; Brownie appeared to be pregnant! Six weeks after being rescued, Brownie arrived at her new home. Just ten days later, she gave birth to five healthy puppies! Once old enough, the puppies found new homes and Nist continued working with Brownie who was dog-aggressive as a result of living on the streets. Fortunately, Brownie did well in obedience training and learned quickly, eventually participating in competitions!
Another dog from Kosovo who has received a lot of attention is Ray, a two-year-old hound mix. Ray lived on the streets of Kosovo until he came to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Shelter staff apparently saw a video of Ray on Kosovo Pet Rescue’s Facebook page, begging for assistance and wanted to help him, feeling confident that they could make a difference in his life. Ray successfully made the trip from Kosovo to Annapolis with a stop in Germany and it was found that he has a significant case of heartworm, something he would not have survived without treatment. Ray apparently lived on the streets of Kosovo as a stray, made even more difficult by his being unable to see. The goal for Ray is to leave the shelter for a foster home, and ultimately be adopted.
Kosovo Dog Name Considerations
Naming a dog is not always an easy endeavor. After all, you want a name that is a fit for your pup while also resonating for you; especially since you will be calling that name for years to come. If you are struggling to decide on just the right name, one way to get unique options is to take a look at places that are of interest to you. With a name from a particular place, every time you call the name of your pup, you will be reminded of a place with meaning to you.
Take Kosovo; this country in southeastern Europe has forests spread over 39% of its land and has 25% of the flora in the Balkans, despite including only 2.3% of the Balkans surface area. The country also has at least 1,800 vascular plant species. With plenty to offer, the country may be a place to turn when looking for a name for your pup.
While on a virtual tour, a place, food, river, mountain or famous person of Kosovo may catch your attention, resulting in the perfect name for your pup. With a name from the country, Kosovo will be brought to mind each time you call for your canine buddy.