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Have An Epic Dog Name Idea? Play Our Contest And Name A PAWS Shelter Pup

Got a name you've always wanted to give a dog? Here's your chance


DOWNTOWN — Block Club Chicago analyzed nearly 43,000 dogs to figure out what’s the most popular name for a pooch in the city.

We found Chicago-centric names, including Wrigley, Rizzo and Comiskey. But there were also a lot of unique picks: Stormi Nyght, Mr. Narwhal and Little Bit, to name a few.

We want to see what else Chicagoans can come up with, so we’re hosting a contest to name one of the dogs taken in by PAWS Chicago, a no-killer shelter.

The PAWS Chicago staff will choose a name and give it to a lucky pup. We’ll share the winner (and a photo of the dog who gets the name!) next week.

Want to join in on the fun? You can submit a name for a PAWS Chicago dog here: