FRAMINGHAM – Three years in the works, the City of Framingham launched a new data center this month that gives residents and businesses information. One such piece of data is the most popular dog names in Framingham, based on dog licenses issued by the City Clerk’s (then Town Clerk’s office) in 2017.
Annually, more than 5,000 dog licenses are issued or renewed in the City. Along with distributing the dog tags that uniquely identify each dog, the Clerk’s office collects various information about each dog – the breed, the gender, the age, rabies vaccination date, the owner name and address, according to the City.
That information is tracked through the City’s permitting system and now is available to the public through the new data center, which costs about $8,000 a year.
Bella – by far – is the #1 name for a dog in Framingham as of December 2017. Below is a chart of the most popular dog names in Framingham.