A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

More than 15,000 people took part to the online poll to choose names for a litter of five puppies that were born at Dogs Trust during the Coronavirus pandemic. The pups were born six weeks ago, after their mum Linda was found straying, heavily pregnant.

The names chosen for the puppies by the public were: Hope, Hero, Sunny, Rainbow and Joy. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering what is going on, one of the names suggested by the public was ‘Lockdown’!

The team at Glasgow received hundreds of requests to give the puppies homes, and even had to halt any new enquiries due to the volume of applications. Suitable homes have already been picked, and the puppies are waiting to go home to their new families. Mum Linda has been receiving lots of TLC and is fully recovered from her ordeal.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said, “It is great the public got so actively involved in the poll and I’m thrilled the pups have all been given such positive names, as we need a little optimism during the current crisis.

“We are fortunate to have such passionate supporters; and although not everyone who expressed an interest in the puppies has been able to get one, we ask that they be patient as their perfect canine companion could be right around the corner.”

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit Britain, Agria Pet Insurance also noticed a few unusual names – including a kitten called ‘Corona’ and several dogs named ‘Covi’ – as well as a 350 per cent increase in dogs named ‘Boris’ since the news broke that Boris Johnson was diagnosed with the virus.

Images by Dogs Trust

Alessandra Pacelli

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