If you've got a PAW Patrol-loving kiddo in your household, one of these cute character names might make the perfect fit for your new canine companion.

If there's an animal-loving kid in your life, chances are you've heard of the PAW Patrol, a group of brave search and rescue dogs led by a kind boy named Ryder. This team of friends was introduced to the world through a Canadian animated children's television show created by Keith Chapman, who is behind other beloved children's programs like Bob the Builder.

Each member of the PAW Patrol has specific skills, based on different emergency services, that aid them in keeping the Adventure Bay community safe. With eight seasons, a handful of movies, toys, themed birthday parties, video games, and live events, PAW Patrol has captured the hearts of kids across the world. Given its full cast of courageous and loyal animated dogs of different breeds, it's hard to find a better source of inspiration for dog names your kids will totally approve of.

Most Popular PAW Patrol Dog Names

Other PAW Patrol Character Names for Dogs

  • Mayor Goodway
  • Chickaletta, the mayor's pet chicken 
  • Sweetie, the Princess of Barkingburg's pet Westie and nemesis of the PAW Patrol
  • Sid Swashbuckle, the pirate
  • Arrby, Sid's dachshund 
  • Ryder, the 10-year-old boy in charge of the PAW Patrol
  • Katie, a girl around Ryder's age who runs the pet clinic 
  • Cap'n Turbot, the marine biologist 
  • Wally, a pet walrus belonging to Cap'n Turbot
  • Jake, Everest's owner
  • Tuck and Ella, a pair of golden retriever twins 
  • Rex, a dinosaur-expert Bernese mountain dog
  • Liberty, a dachshund 

Similar Dog Cartoon Names

If your family loves PAW Patrol, one of these other adorable dog cartoon characters might make the perfect inspiration for your own pup's name.

  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Snoopy (Peanuts)
  • Odie (Garfield)
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Pongo (101 Dalmatians)
  • Clifford 
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Balto 
  • Astro (The Jetsons)
  • Spike (Looney Tunes)
  • Cooper (The Fox and the Hound)
  • Blue (Blue's Clues)
  • Gromit (Wallace and Gromit)
  • Martha (Martha Speaks)
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Names Inspired by Real-Life Dog Heroes

The PAW Patrol pups are brave, but these real dogs are our true heroes. Whether they saved their family from a house fire or serve on real-life search and rescue teams, these doggie wonders make the perfect inspiration for your own canine companion.

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Dog

With all the options out there, choosing the right name for your dog can be a daunting task. But we are here to help! There are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure you land on the perfect name.

Firstly, make sure to choose a name you genuinely like the sound of. You'll be using it all the time, after all. Remember that it is always an option to try a name out for a few days to see how it feels before you make a final decision. Try to stay away from names that sound too similar to cues you are planning to teach your dog to avoid confusion and make training easier.

Finally, as dogs tend have better recall with shorter words, if you are leaning towards a long or complicated name, make sure to think of a shorter nickname to use on a daily basis. If you keep these in mind, you should have no problem at all naming your new pooch something you both love.