News release

Do You Have a Smokey or a Max?

City services | November 21, 2019

If you have a cat or dog, you know how much your pet becomes a loved member of the family. Because they play such a special role in our lives, choosing their name is all important.

Here are the top ten most popular cat and dog names in Mississauga in 2019, based on pet licence registrations from Mississauga Animal Services. Did your pet’s name make the top ten list?


  1. Smokey
  2. Tigger
  3. Tiger
  4. Kitty
  5. Max
  6. Simba
  7. Charlie
  8. Shadow
  9. Lucky
  10. Princess


  1. Max
  2. Bella
  3. Charlie
  4. Bailey
  5. Buddy
  6. Coco
  7. Rocky
  8. Lucky
  9. Molly
  10. Toby

Every cat and dog in Mississauga needs a licence as per the Animal Care and Control By-law 0098-04. A pet licence is your pet’s identification. It has vital information that can help Mississauga Animal Services reunite them with you, if they are ever lost and provides information to emergency services to assist in pet rescues or emergency evacuations.  The purchase of your pet licence also helps fund the care for the animals at the shelter.


Media contact

City of Mississauga Media Relations 905-615-3200, ext. 5232 TTY: 905-896-5151