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Stylish Pet Area Ideas to Incorporate Pet Supplies into Your Decor

Stylish Pet Area Ideas to Incorporate Pet Supplies into Your Decor

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26 Stylish Yet Functional Pet Area Ideas to Incorporate Pet Supplies into Your Decor

Whether you have one furry friend or six, you’re probably familiar with the sight of pet gear scattered throughout your home. From crates to food bowls, fellow pet parents will know that as your pet’s needs evolve, so do the number of supplies needed to take care of them. As much as we love our furry friends, having a wire crate in the living room or a pile of leashes by the door can sometimes stick out like a sore thumb. 

Regardless if you live in a small studio or a house, there are plenty of design-savvy pet items and storage solutions that can smoothly blend into your home’s background.  Redfin reached out to us and other experts to get our best tips for seamlessly integrating pet supplies into your space without sacrificing style. From chic pet furnishings to creative storage solutions, check out our pet area idea to keep your home looking sharp while also making your pets feel right at home. 

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26 Stylish Yet Functional Pet Area Ideas to Incorporate Pet Supplies into Your Decor

Top Male Dog Names

Top Male Dog Names

Top Male Dog Names

Choosing a name for your dog is a very thoughtful process. In fact, your dog’s name is very important throughout his life. Because once he recognizes it as his own, there will be no changing it.

Your little furry bestie might be the most intelligent in the world but he’s still a dog with a limited memory capacity. This is why when choosing a name for him, you need to make sure he will be able to understand it clearly.

The name is also essential to the dog’s training, so you need to make sure he can respond to it so that he will be able to obey your orders and commands in the future. Besides, choosing a simple clear name will also help you pronounce it easily because you’ll be calling the name out for years!

But just like baby names, dog names also get outdated. You never meet a baby named ‘Edith’ nowadays. And male dog names also come in trends. This is why we’ve gathered some of the most popular and easy to pronounce names for you to choose from : 

  1. Max
  2. Rocky
  3. Buddy
  4. Cooper
  5. Chester
  6. Bruno
  7. Teddy
  8. Ollie
  9. Toby
  10. Finn
  11. Thor 

According to the Breed of Dog

If the names presented above don’t appeal to you so much or if you’re looking for something that relates more to your dog, you should consider naming him according to his breed.

For example, it would be interesting to give a German name for a German Shepherd. But it can go beyond just that. If you have a Doberman for example, choosing a cute name would be a bit disconcerting for your tough little guy. So make sure to think of a name that will go with your dog’s personality as well as his breed and size.

Another important thing to note is the L.O.F registration if your dog is from a French breed. In this case, you should make sure to look into your dog’s origin and heritage. If he’s a descendent of a listed ancestor and validated by the French Kennel Club (SCC), you will have to choose a name that starts in a letter according to his birth year.

Here are some of the most popular : 

  1. Samson
  2. Scrappy
  3. Spike
  4. Scooby
  5. Spencer
  6. Simon
  7. Skippy
  8. Stewie

The Meaning of Your Dog's First Name

Your dog’s name is for life. So while you should make sure it’s clear and efficient, you should also think of something meaningful to you and your dog. It can be the name of your favorite place shortened to your liking, your favorite movie, or even your favorite color!

Names are all around us. And nothing is stopping you from naming your dog ‘Yellow’ or even ‘Peanut’.

Manly Dog Names

Is your dog powerful? If so, you’ll probably want to choose a really badass name to match his mighty attitude. Even if you don’t have a tough dog, every dog wants to be the alpha sometimes. So why not assert that identity with a manly name?

Here are some of our best picks for the coolest and most badass names : 

  1. Rocky
  2. Leo
  3. Zeus
  4. Brick
  5. Rocco
  6. Spike
  7. Aries
  8. Mayhem
  9. Rambo
  10. Hercules
  11. Pyro
  12. Gus

You can choose from a wide variety of names available or you can come up with a new unique name just for your dog. You can choose a meaningful name for your four-legged little friend or you can choose the name based on convenience and ease of use alone.

Whatever you end up choosing, just know that what matters most is that you and your dog are both happy and comfortable.

Top Female Dog Names

Top Female Dog Names

Top Female Dog Names

You’re probably welcoming a dog into your home but you’re uncertain about which name to choose? You’ve come to the right place.

Choosing a proper name for your dog is really important, both to her training and to your own happiness. Some dog parents just take one look at their dog and just know it’s going to be a Coco or a Bailey while others take longer to decide.

We’re here to help you figure out how to choose from the sea of various options there are!

According to Sound

Whether you train your dog yourself or hire a professional trainer, she is going to learn to respond to that particular name.

So naturally, you would want to choose a name that would be both short and easy to repeat. But it’s also incredibly important if your little friend is a puppy. You don’t want your dog to get confused whether you’re simply calling her name or actually commanding her.

It would be safe to avoid one-syllable names that your dog might misunderstand for a training cue like ‘Bo’ which might sound like ‘no!’. In fact, dog experts ideally recommend a name that has two syllables with a sing-song sound at the end.

It would also be better if the syllables repeat or end in vowel sounds like ‘ee’ or ‘ah’. This way, your dog will easily recognize the name when called and you won’t be having any trouble repeating it!

And before you settle on a name, make sure you test it out with a few commands and see how it sounds when you say it again and again.

Here are 19 popular female dog names we suggest: 

  1. Bailey
  2. Daisy
  3. Sadie 
  4. Lucy
  5. Penny
  6. Maddie 
  7. Lola
  8. Molly
  9. Maggie
  10. Peggy
  11. Sophie
  12. Rosie
  13. Lily 
  14. Ellie
  15. Zoey
  16. Ada
  17. Sunny 
  18. Abby
  19. Addie 

According to Meaning

Having a name you can roll-out easily on your tongue and free of any confusion is amazing! However, beyond being practical, you should have a name that will bring you joy! After all, your dog will make you happy.

You can choose a name that is really meaningful to you or you can be inspired by your favorite book, TV-show, or even your favorite food! If you love a character named ‘Emma’, there’s really no one stopping you from naming your dog after her! There’s also no reason not to name her ‘Biscuit’ or ‘Cinnamon’.

A foreign country name can also serve as a reminder of a beautiful time you’d spent there or just remind you of places you really love. You can name your dog ‘Paris’ or ‘Chelsea’ or ‘Dakota’ as long as you and your little furry friend are happy.

Cute Female Dog Names

Of course, as a dog parent, you think of your little four-legged bestie as the cutest dog in the world! And rightfully so! Therefore, choosing a super cute name to suit her is only natural.

Here are 19 of our best picks for all the cuteness and sweetness she will fill your life with : 

  1. Maya
  2. Mochi
  3. Mia
  4. Betty
  5. Nina
  6. Sunny
  7. Cassie
  8. Lacey
  9. Gigi
  10. Kali
  11. Sugar
  12. Pebbles
  13. Piper
  14. Nikki
  15. Millie
  16. Lulu
  17. Mimi
  18. Minnie
  19. Nova

Unique Female Dog Names

But maybe you’re looking to get a bit more creative and naming your dog after something unique and special.

So why not come up with something unexpected for your dog because she’s most precious to you.

Here are 11 of the most distinctive popular female dog names :  

  1. Zoya
  2. Iris
  3. Faye
  4. Glory
  5. Heidi
  6. Queen
  7. Princess
  8. Ginger
  9. Marshmallow
  10. Orchid
  11. Pixie

Finally, if you’re still hesitating about which name to choose, don’t feel pressured! You can always wait to get to know her a little bit before deciding on a name that will follow her forever.

You should also note that inspiration could come from anywhere, so get creative and go for it!