We've gone ahead and gathered some of the best zoo-themed names that you could give your woofer, so read on and tell us what you think.
Zoo-Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Director James Cameron actually sourced the name from his own household. That's right - Wolfie was the name of one of James' fur-babies. To take things even further, this family-member-turned-film-star made a cameo in the original Terminator movie as one of Sarah Connor's canines. And thinking of the director wanting his beloved pooch to have a timeless place preserved in film history almost warms the heart enough to make up for what he did to the fictional pups in the sequel.
In more recent pop culture, you don't have to dive deep on Instagram to find zoo-themed doggos in the spotlight. Take Tuna, for instance. This Dachshund/Chihuahua crossbreed makes underbites beautiful - much to the delight of his nearly 2,000,000 followers! This fishy "Chiweenie" even meets up with fans for meet-and-greets around the world. Looking at his precious face, it is hard to imagine that someone abandoned this wee boy, but it's true that Tuna's beginning was not so glamorous.
His owner, Courtney, rescued him when he was only 4 months old and started documenting the adorableness she found in his unique features. Now that she has the attention of millions, she is drawing their focus to how important rescuing dogs really is. Who knows what Tuna's fate would have been if Courtney had not met him that day? And that is the truth - hundreds of thousands of dogs sit in shelters, scared and alone, not understanding why their family is gone. Take a look at Tuna's story for yourself if you want more proof of how amazing rescue pups truly are!
Both of these zoo-inspired doggos have made a big impact on society, and a big reason of why we remember their names is because it's so easy to visualize the creatures being referenced. If you go with a zoo animal name, you'll likely see how easy it is for people to recall your pupper, too!
Zoo-Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Take a good look at that furry face. Do they snarl like a crocodile, or do their eyes bulge like a frog? Picking names based on physical appearance is an easy way to tie in how the animal chosen relates to your fur-baby. Another option is to use personality traits to pick your zoo animal title. Happen to have a pup that stomps around like an elephant, or runs through your house like a bull in a china shop? Other doggos may be meek as lambs or timid as a mouse.
One final point when you are naming your beloved pooch is that you can also use names that are based on animals, but are not animals themselves. Think of things like "Lenny the Lion", or "Elly the Elephant". By using this method, the options for picking a zoo-themed name truly are endless!