It's pretty evident that Montana is a dog-loving state. You will see dogs on trails, and at restaurants, and dogs possibly have more parks than kids do. But, let's not forget, Montanans are not just dog lovers, they are animal lovers in general.

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The 2023 list of Most Popular Dog Names came out not too long ago, which you can view below. Montana's most popular dog's name is Sophie.

MOST POPULAR DOG NAMES 2023

Now although you don't see a lot of kitty cats running around at parks, sitting at pet-friendly restaurants, and hiking trails with their owners, there are a lot of cat owners throughout Montana as well.

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I had barn cats growing up and the first one I got I named Nikki. I have no idea why I chose that name, but it was fitting. My brother had Nikki's brother, who he called Bart (after the Simpsons). Neither of these two names makes 2023's Most Popular Cat Names, according to Trusted House Sitters.

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Top 5 Most Popular Male Cat Names Of 2023:

  • Charlie
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Jack
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Top 5 Most Popular Female Cat Names Of 2023:

  • Luna
  • Lucy
  • Bella
  • Sophie
  • Stella

Montana's Most Popular Cat Name for 2023 is Lola!

Photo Credit: Trusted House Sitters Official Website
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Fun fact, 13% of cats are named after either food or drink. Like Ginger, Pendelton, and Cookie. The most popular city a cat is named after is Salem and the most popular character-inspired names for cats are:

  • Tigger
  • Simba
  • Zelda
  • Chester
  • Thor
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Did your cat's name make the list? We would love to hear what your kitty cat's name is. Send us a message on our station App. Don't have it downloaded? Head over to the google play or app store and get in on all the fun there, for free!

cc: Trusted House Sitters

20 Exotic Pets You Can & Can't Have In Montana

Lions, tigers and bears oh my! What does Montana consider an exotic animal? Check our gallery for 20 crazy pets you can and can't own in the state.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

Everyday items that our pets love more than their expensive toys

We spend a fortune on brand new toys for our pets. Chances are that they will completely destroy those at some point. But before that destruction happens, there are some normal, everyday items that we have in our homes that our pets would rather play with. The best thing...these "toys" are usually way less expensive.

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