Nation’s Largest Pet Insurer Announces Wackiest Pet Names
Brea, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2014) – The results are in – Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee head the list of unforgettable monikers chosen as the Wackiest Pet Names of 2014. Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 priceless pup names and 50 comical kitty names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 500,000 insured pets. For the first time, the top 10 dog and cat monikers were put to a public vote, where Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee proved wackiest. Following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2014:
|Most Unusual Dog Names||Most Unusual Cat Names|
|1. Peanut Wigglebutt||1. Snuggles Butt Le Lee|
|2. Sir Hog Knucklehead||2. Count Flufferton|
|3. Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce||3. Katy Purry|
|4. Otto Von Longdog||4. Walter Croncat|
|5. Zippity Do Dawg||5. Joey Banana Pants|
|6. Airbubble McMuffin||6. Felix Thunder Paws|
|7. Hamburger Patty||7. Nutty Kitty|
|8. Angus T Brackencrack||8. Senor Meow|
|9. Mister Buddy Pickles||9. Sassy Brat Cat|
|10. Waffle Dots||10. Purrscilla|
“With more than half a million insured pets in our database, we encounter a variety of fun and eccentric pet names,” said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. “We’ve learned that while some of these names are assigned just for the laughs, many of these monikers hold a special meaning or story behind them. Dogs and cats are now viewed part of the family and these unique, yet specific, names mirror that.”
For photos and background stories of the winners and the top 10 nominees, along with the full list of the 50 unusual dog and cat names, visit www.wackypetnames.com
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About Veterinary Pet Insurance
With more than 500,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies and is the first and largest pet health insurance company in the United States. Since 1982, VPI has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers.
VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. CareGuard® coverage for routine care is available for an additional premium. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, one in three Fortune 500 companies offers VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A rated company (2012); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2012). Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit petinsurance.com.