Boroondara's favourite pets

From popular names to favourite breeds, our statistics tell the story of Boroondara’s cats and dogs.

During our recent pet registrations and renewals period, we learned a lot about pet ownership in Boroondara.

According to the RSPCA, a pet is greatly beneficial to the mental welfare of its owner, with fewer reported cases of anxiety and depression experienced in pet owners compared to those without.

Owning a pet can also be beneficial to your physical health. With numerous off-lead dog parks and trails located throughout Boroondara, owning a dog is a great excuse to get outside and exercise (cats, not so much).

If you have a cat or dog that is at least three months old, be sure to register or renew their registration. Use our handy online form and visit our pets page for essential information about micro-chipping, lost animals and local off-leash dog parks.

Here are some of the numbers we collated in the registration process on the right.

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Top 5 dog names

  1. Charlie
  2. Molly
  3. Max
  4. Coco
  5. Bella

Top 5 cat names

  1. Bella
  2. Coco
  3. Milly/Millie
  4. Lily/Lilly
  5. Oscar/Oskar

Registered dogs

11,388

Registered cats

3900

Top 3 dog breeds

  1. Cavoodle
  2. Labrador
  3. Spoodle

Top spots for pets

1640 Kew

1632 Camberwell

1385 Glen Iris

For more information, visit our pets page or call 9278 4444.