Philidelphia has a long history with man's best friend. The city of brotherly love has also become the city of dog love, thanks to the number of pet-friendly places and parks to take your pup while living in the city. European settlers brought their pups with them when they colonized the city and appreciated their hard work and labor. One dog, in particular, become famous in the city, Philly the Dog. Philly went with soldiers to France in WWI and not only gave the soldiers lots of love, but also protected them and warned them of sneak attacks.
Today there are over 350,000 dogs living in the city and with so many places to pamper and spoil them, it's no wonder Philadelphia has become such a great place to live with your pooch! There are so many dog-friendly places that have sprung up in the city since it was estimated that more than $66 billion dollars in 2016 were spent just on pets! Although Philly is the nickname of the city and was once a popular dog name, it doesn't even make the top ten! These Philadelphia dog names are the popular in this historic town.