Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost country of the West Indies, made up of two islands in the Caribbean. The country is located 81 miles south of Grenada, off of the mainland of South America. Trinidad and Tobago shares maritime boundaries with Barbados (to the northeast), Grenada (northwest), Guyana (southeast) and Venezuela (to the south and west). Recognized by the World Bank as a high-income economy, Trinidad and Tobago has a primarily industrial economy, focused on petroleum and petrochemicals. The country is known for its Carnival celebration as well as for being where steelpan, the limbo, and calypso originated.
Take a closer look at Trinidad and Tobago and you will be sure to find a variety of unique name possibilities for your new canine pal.
Trinidad and Tobago Dog Names in Pop Culture
Santa Flora is a community in southern Trinidad. Flora is also the name of a very special dog; one sometimes referred to as the “kitten whisperer”. A giant Malamute, Flora weighs in at around 100 pounds, making her quite a bit larger than her best friend, Dexter, a cat. The two spent much of their time together cuddling and were inseparable. At the age of 22, sadly, Dexter passed away. Flora was crushed at the loss of her best buddy. According to her human mom, she spent weeks outdoors, howling and depressed. Her human family was concerned that she would not recover.
Flora’s attachment issues were understandable; she came to her family from Best Friends Animal Society where she arrived after living in a bad situation. Her family explained that at first she was very shy, but soon opened up to her family, which included Dexter, also a rescue. Flora’s family adopted two young cats, hoping that they would help Flora heal. Unfortunately, the cats were not as interested in cuddling as Flora, who clearly still yearned for her best pal.
But then, her family decided to foster kittens. From the time that her human mom brought home the kittens named Iggy, Bowie, Roxie and Glamour, it seemed that there was a connection. Also saved by Best Friends, the kittens were in need of a foster family. Human members of the family set up a special place for the kittens in one of the children’s rooms. The kids were excited to help foster kittens; however, it turned out that Flora would happily be doing much of the work. Iggy was the first to check out Flora, walking right up to her and sniffing her nose. Flora brought her face to his and her family saw a big smile on her face. After watching their sibling’s meeting with Flora, the others soon followed. Flora barely moved, allowing the kittens to approach her and check her out. Glamour climbed up Flora, sniffing her eyes and ears. According to her human mom, Flora laid there calmly, a smile on her face. While the four kittens will eventually move to permanent homes, it is likely that a new group of rescue kittens will take their place, where they will receive all of the love and cuddles that Flora can offer.
Trinidad and Tobago Dog Name Considerations
Deciding on a name for your canine pal can feel like a big challenge. Rest assured that if you are struggling to name your pup, you are not alone. Since you want a name that not only fits your pup but has some meaning for you, a great way to find ideas is to check out a place that you have positive feelings about. If you are a fan of the Caribbean, for example, you might want to explore Trinidad and Tobago.
Made up of two separate islands, the country has plenty to see. Take a closer look, perhaps through a virtual field trip, at the food, geography, water sources and famous people of the country and you will likely encounter a few potential monikers for your pup. Consider a tag like Belmont, a city located in the Port of Spain area, or Saheena which is the name of a dough mixed with spinach and then fried. Choose a few possibilities and try them out. You can narrow your options down and decide on the moniker that is the best fit based on your favorite things about the region.
With a name from Trinidad and Tobago, not only will your dog have a special name, each time that you call for your pup, you will be reminded of this beautiful Caribbean country.